Parks Jr. and Ravena still going back to the US

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Apr 15, 2017 06:23 PM
Parks Jr. and Ravena still going back to the US
PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE. Both Ray Parks Jr. and Kiefer Ravena are still in the process of determining what would be the next best step for them.

It ended before it really got going, but Ray Parks Jr. and Kiefer Ravena’s first go-round in the Asean Basketball League was still a success.

Setting the all-time record for most points scored by a local, Parks Jr. etched his name in the history book of Southeast Asia’s first and only regional- pay-for-play league.

For his part, Ravena made sure Alab Pilipinas still put up a good fight even after his fellow former two-time UAAP MVP went down with an injury.

While both aren’t closing their doors to a second season for Alab, both of them also said that, for now, they plan to check upon their NBA dreams.

Asked if he is set to go back to the US, 24-year-old Parks Jr. answered, “I’ll definitely go back there, most likely in May. We’ll see what my agent in the States has for us.”

The same goes for 23-year-old Ravena who said, “I’ll rest up first and then continue working out in the (NBA) D-League.”

The two were affiliated with the NBA D-League’s Texas Legends when they were in the US.

However, Parks Jr. was also quick to add that his plans are far from final. “Right now, I’m just trying to get better. As for the other things, I’m open-minded to everything and we’ll see how everything goes,” he said.

He then continued, “It’s not just about having opportunities, it’s about having the right opportunity.”

Ravena was of the same mind when questioned about this year’s PBA Draft. “I still have time to think about it. Hopefully, I can enter Summer League then I can make my decision after that,” he said.

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