first_imgCatholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too “At the end of the day, my thing is to lead my team to victory,” said Parks after the Elite’s 118-110 win over the Dyip. “It ain’t really about one person, I want the task of guarding the best player on the other team but at the end of the day I just do my best to help my team win.”Parks was the last rookie in the 2018 draft class to enter the PBA after he spent the first few months of 2019 playing with Alab Pilipinas in the ASEAN Basketball League.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“It’s still team defense, team offense, so it’s not just about one person.”Parks got the better of his matchup against Perez after he put up 23 points, five rebounds, five assists, and two steals in Blackwater’s third straight win in as many games while Perez ended up with 17 points and seven boards. LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next CJ Perez relishes first duel vs Ray Parks in matchup of top two picks PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war It took a while before Parks finally made his PBA debut for Blackwater but the 26-year-old guard is certainly making up for lost time and the Elite are definitely feeling his presence.“We’re for real, that’s one thing I can say,” said Parks. “It’s a different type of Blackwater right now, and my thing is, these games, they’re no fluke. We took teams down to the wire and those are great teams.”Blackwater’s earlier wins came off against Meralco, 94-91, and defending champion Barangay Ginebra, 108-107.“It’s a testament to the hard work, all the way from the coaches, the ball boys, to us, to the management, and we’re just reaping the benefits right now. Hopefully we can continue to just grow, continue to build, continue to dig, continue to build into our character.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—All eyes were on the marquee matchup featuring the top two picks in the 2018 PBA Draft.Sunday’s game between Columbian and Blackwater marked the first time No. 1 selection CJ Perez and second pick Ray Parks met, but the Elite freshman would rather focus on something else.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img MOST READ Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue View comments Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anewlast_img

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