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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Rayray Parks Will Not Be in the 2013 PBA Draft

News articles are coming out about the possible inclusion of National University Bulldogs star Bobby Ray Parks, Jr. in this year's PBA Draft. Some PBA coaches and managers are even expressing their desire to pick him first over Greg Slaughter and Ian Sanggalang.

However, Parks will surely not be joining this year's draft, and here's three reasons why:

He Does Not Satisfy The Age Requirement

Bobby Ray Parks, Jr. was born February 19, 1993. Currently, he is only 20 years of age. The earliest one can apply for the PBA is when he has turned 21 on draft day. For one to join the draft at age 21, he must have already completed a 4-year college course, otherwise one will have to wait until he is 23. By virtue of age alone, Parks will not be eligible for this year's PBA Draft. The earliest he could apply for the draft will be in 2014, if he already completes his 4-year college course by then. Or he will have to wait until 2016.

Potential Filipino Athletes in the US Collegiate Leagues

Gathered from my personal research on the internet recently, I will be posting below a list of potential Filipino athletes who are playing in the US NCAA, NAIA, and NJCAA. Some of them may already be familiar names and may have already been called up to represent the Philippines in international meets. However, confirmation may be needed in some cases.

Potential Philippine Basketball Players in the US Collegiate Leagues

Just recently, I did a research on athletes in the US NCAA, NAIA, and NJCAA who may have links to the Philippines. While some are already familiar names, confirmation may be needed in some cases. In this article, I will post a list of basketball players in the US collegiate leagues that may have Filipino roots.