Seeing growth of hoops in the region, Parks knows Gilas has to be ready

first_imgChina furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong LATEST STORIES Parks knows that though the Philippines is still on a league of its own, other nations have slowly developed their own programs in hopes of catching up with the region’s gold standard.“We just have to be ready for everybody because everybody got better, especially since coming from the ABL and seeing some of the other nation’s composition. I know for a fact that basketball here in the Southeast Asia really got better,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHowever, Parks, who is gunning for his third gold medal in the regional tilt, still maintains full confidence in the upcoming batch led by coach Chot Reyes.“The Philippines is the top-tier right now for basketball in the SEA Games. I still believe in our team, in coach Chot and the system that we put together,” he said. Knicks, top executive Jackson agree to part ways Ray Parks. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netIf there’s someone in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games-bound Gilas Pilipinas squad who has seen how the field has improved over the past year, it’s Ray Parks.The second-generation star spent the last season with Alab Pilipinas in the ASEAN Basketball League, where he faced off against the other nation’s best ballers en route to a 2017 ABL Local MVP award.ADVERTISEMENT Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games “It’s an honor and privilege again to be putting on a jersey again and representing the country. Throughout this time, with the crises going on in this country, it’s good to you know have Gilas back and have everybody united.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ What ‘missteps’? MOST READ Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend View commentslast_img