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WATCH: Parks catches fire in NBA D-League

Bobby Ray Parks, Jr. 

MANILA, Philippines -- Bobby Ray Parks, Jr. has developed into one of the Texas Legends' solid player off the bench near halfway mark of the NBA D-League Season. 

Parks, Jr. was a solid contributor in the Texas Legends' past six games, including a five-game road trip. 

The F22-year old Fil-Am guard normed 7.2 points and 2.3 rebounds in 16.7 minutes.  He re-wrote his previous career-high of eight points with a 12-point outburst in their double overtime loss to the Iowa Energy the other day. 

Appearing in the Beyond the Bounce Show for the second time this season, Parks, Jr. is happy to see his hard work paying off. 

“Coach Tyrone Gordon has been helping me a lot off the court. We’re working on ball handling skills, at the same time shooting and really reading the defense – after defeating the first defender, what to do when the next defender helps," Parks, Jr. said. 

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Gordon, Jr., the skills development trainer of the Legends, recently posted his workout sessions with Parks, Jr. and another teammate on his Instagram. 

Parks, Jr., a two-time UAAP MVP back home, is feels blessed to be part of a winning organization and also thanked the support of his countrymen in his bid to become the first homegrown talent to reach the NBA.

“I appreciate their support. It’s crazy. If it wasn’t for them, I wouldn’t be here.  The pedestal that they put me on is a blessing. And I just want to say, that please continue not just supporting me but also the Texas Legends because they gave me the opportunity, they drafted me,” Parks, Jr. said.  

The Legends are currently at the third spot in the Western Conference with 15-13 record and three more games left before the All-Star break. 

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