As record-setting explosion sends signal to Gilas, Parks says he remains focused on Alab stint

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By Ivan Saldajeno

PARAÑAQUE—Ray-Ray Parks set an ABL record for the most number of points for a local by dropping 41 points on Kaohsiung in Alab's 93-87 win on Sunday night at the Olivarez Coliseum.

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Through the said output, also a league season-high, Parks may have just sent a message to the SBP that he deserves another Gilas call-up.

In an interview with some sportswriters, however, he reiterated that his sight remains on his current job as Alab stalwart.

"Right now, I'm more focused on Alab," the 6-foot-4 swingman said.

But with the Gilas training pool for the FIBA World Cup Qualifiers still not complete, the door remains open for Parks to join the Nationals, and, should the call-up comes, he is ready for it.

"I'm still open to [joining Gilas]. Let's see where this goes," he revealed.

Describing his scoring barrage, which came four points short of Justin Howard's all-time overall record of 45, Parks said, "It feels great. I'm more controlled now."

Parks and Howard will face off on Dec. 18 at the OCBC Arena in Singapore as the Slingers play host to Alab in the latter's first road game of the season.

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