FIBA: Parks calls articles of him begging off from Gilas "misleading"

Paul Lintag on Jun 21, 2019 01:23 PM
Parks calls articles of him out of Gilas
On Friday, the Blackwater rookie went on a mini Twitter rant, saying the articles published were "misleading." Parks Jr. didn't specify a single news outlet but the news were spread across many platforms Thursday night.

Ray Parks has lashed out to the media Friday over a quote given by Gilas Pilipinas head coach Yeng Guiao.

Thursday night in national team practice, Guiao revealed that Parks turned down an invite to join Gilas Pilipinas. The national team is preparing for the FIBA World Cup later this year.

"We have a few other names na gusto naming imbitahan. Actually, for today, we invited Ray Parks, but he declined,” Guiao said.

[Related: Coach Yeng says Parks Jr. turned down invite to Gilas Pilipinas pool]

Pressed for details, coach Yeng said it was actually team liaison officer Yvette Reyes who was in contact with Parks Jr.

“My understanding is he declined to be part of the pool. Ang nangyari kasi is I asked ma’am Yvette to get in touch with him,” Guiao said.

“My understanding is may iba siyang priorities,” coach Yeng added.

On Friday, the Blackwater rookie then went on a mini Twitter rant, saying the articles published were "misleading." Parks Jr. didn't specify a single news outlet but the news were spread across many platforms Thursday night.

Read Parks' full Twitter posts below.

 

The last time Parks played for Gilas was three years ago under Tab Baldwin for the 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Manila.

 


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