by Waylon Galvez
Blackwater rookie Bobby Ray Parks Jr. must be a believer of lasting first impressions.
Parks came early for his first practice session yesterday with the Elite, the team that selected him No. 2 overall in the PBA Rookie Draft, as team preparation resumes for the Commissioner’s Cup next month.
The effort didn’t escape interim coach Aries Dimaunahan.
“He’s here early, I think an hour before call time,” said Dimaunahan yesterday following the team’s two-hour weights and drill sessions at the Reyes Gym in Mandaluyong City. “It’s a good sign because you could see his commitment to the team and to himself.”
Parks, who signed a two-conference deal with the Elite, is looking to get going although he’d be coming in for the second conference.
“At the end of the day, regardless of what season it is, you just go out to win a championship, nothing less than that. I’m still hungry as I was in ALAB; it’s the same thing,” said Parks.
“We build relation, building chemistry. Everything is new. It’s a new system. It takes a team to win, that’s it. At the end of the day, it’s not for me to say that I’m the savior. I’m just here to help.”