PBA: TNT acquires Ray Parks Jr. from Blackwater

Camille B. Naredo, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 03 2019 07:44 PM

MANILA - After less than two conferences with the Blackwater Elite, Ray Parks Jr. is on the move.

The PBA on Sunday approved of the trade that will send the rookie swingman to TNT KaTropa, in exchange for Don Trollano and Anthony Semerad.

TNT also sent its first round pick in 2021 to the Elite, as part of the deal.

Blackwater selected Parks with the second overall pick in the 2018 PBA Rookie Draft. He missed the All-Filipino Conference to fulfill his contract with Alab Pilipinas in the ASEAN Basketball League, before making his debut in the Commissioner's Cup.

He averaged 20.11 points, 5 rebounds, and 3.56 assists per game for the Elite in the Governors' Cup. But his numbers rarely translated to victories, as Blackwater only has a 2-7 record in the conference.

Trollano is averaging 11.88 points and 5.63 rebounds as a serviceable role player for TNT. Semerad, however, has played in just two games this conference due to nagging injuries.

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