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NU player Bobby Ray Parks Jr. to play for US team?
Published on: Nov 24, 2010 - 11:14am

Bobby Ray Parks Jr., a cager recruited by the National University (NU) early this year, has signed a letter of intent to play for Georgia Tech in the US. According to, Georgia Tech is part of the prestigious National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I, and has produced National Basketball Association (NBA) stars like New Orleans' Jarrett Jack.

"We feel fortunate to have had (Ray) sign with us during the early signing period," Georgia Tech Coach Paul Hewitt said in the school's official athletics website. "He's a combination guard who is an excellent three-point shooter, and he has improved rapidly over the last six to nine months with his point guard play. "

However, Parks's father, Philippine Basketball Association Hall of Famer Bobby Parks, told, "Yes, Ray signed a letter of intent, but that doesn't mean he has already committed to Georgia Tech. A letter of intent is like a verbal commitment that he is interested in playing there... There were offers from Gonzaga, Louisville and Marquette, but Georgia Tech has certainly drawn our interest."

"It's not true that (Parks) is now committed to play with Georgia Tech. The letter of intent is not absolute," NU Athletic Director Junel Baculi told "Right now, he is attending classes pending the approval of his eligibility to play in the UAAP." According to Manila Bulletin, Parks played for the NU Bulldogs in the Father Martin Cup Division II and the Unigames in Dumaguete.

Parks's father told, "Right now, I must admit that Bobby Ray Jr. is a little bit confused. That's understandable because he is a young player... He will be the one to make the decision, not me. I'm just here to guide and support him."

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  • benchwarmer
    Correction.. become our 1st NBA Player... ;)
    Nov 26 2010 @ 12:05pm     Reply  
  • benchwarmer
    @deinan espidas, kaya may question mark.. Sana matuloy at pakawalan ng NU. Mas ok ma expose sa NCAA Division I. He might be our 1st NBA Player. :D
    Nov 26 2010 @ 12:04pm     Reply  
  • @deinan espidas
    dom is right...kaya nga may question mark dba...hello!
    Nov 25 2010 @ 09:18pm     Reply  
  • dom
    @deinan espidasrnrnpards nilagyan nga nila ng question mark yung headline eh.
    Nov 24 2010 @ 09:02pm     Reply  
  • whatsthefrequency
    The possibility of this happening is 90%. It has been Bobby Parks Sr's dream of getting his son a scholarship in a top-notch university.rnrn"The main point of the move, though, was to expose Ray to better basketball competition so he could earn a Division I scholarship in the U.S., and pursue a potential pro future."rnrnParks Jr won't get that here.
    Nov 24 2010 @ 03:05pm     Reply  
  • deinan espidas
    I think your title is misleading it should be "..... might play for US college team". I read the article and even his dad says that it is "not absolute".
    Nov 24 2010 @ 02:59pm     Reply  
  • andy jao
    manny pacquiao will play for the bulldogs and be the cheerleading captain for matute school of fashion - pasay
    Nov 24 2010 @ 02:45pm     Reply  
  • lol
    jarret jack?????? wahahahahahahhahaharnrnoomgggggg
    Nov 24 2010 @ 02:36pm     Reply  
  • aysus
    pinangungunahan na naman. verbal pa lang pala eh. mamaya wala rin.
    Nov 24 2010 @ 01:19pm     Reply  
  • joe cantada
    parks jr will transfer to Georgia Tech since the UAAP officials will make it difficult for NU and parks jr to play in the collegiate league.
    Nov 24 2010 @ 12:54pm     Reply  
  • chinito trinidad henson, if you're gonna write about sports, make sure the one writing it is knowledgeable about sports. the new orleans' jarret jack an nba star? huh, ano daw?
    Nov 24 2010 @ 12:37pm     Reply  
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