June 25, 2024

Ray Parks Jr. joins stacked class of Filipino Asia Quota free agents

Ray Parks Jr. joins stacked class of Filipino Asia Quota free agents
Nagoya remains in negotiation to bring back Ray Parks Jr. Photo (c) B.League

Ray Parks Jr. joins the loaded Asian Quota free agent class of 2024.


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The Nagoya Diamond Dolphins announced on Tuesday that Parks Jr. will be entering the B.League’s free agent list, as his current contract will expire at the end of this season.





However, similar with the Kyoto Hannaryz and Matthew Wright, the Diamond Dolphins say that they are in continuous negotiation to bring back Parks Jr. to Nagoya.


Ray has played all three of his B.League seasons with Nagoya, helping the Diamond Dolphins reach the Playoffs each time.


For the 2023-24 season, Parks Jr. averaged the least amount of points of his B1 career, going for 8.8 points per game.


In exchange, Ray played his most amount of games, appearing in 53 games, including all five playoff outings.


[Related: Ray Parks Jr.'s B1 playoff career-high goes for naught as Nagoya loses do-or-die Game 3 vs. Hiroshima]


Speaking of the Playoffs, Parks Jr. averaged 8.2 points per game with Nagoya, including a 20-point output against Hiroshima in Game 3 of the semifinals. Unfortunately, his effort wasn’t enough to push the Western Conference Champions to the B1 Finals.