Bobby Ray Parks Jr. signed with the Nagoya Diamond Dolphins of the Japan B. League for the 2021-2022 season in the country’s highest professional basketball league.

Nagoya announced on Tuesday, August 24th that Parks will be registered under the team’s Asian player quota.

“It is an honor and a privilege to represent our team and I can’t wait to come out and compete and do our best to bring a championship to Nagoya City,” said Parks in the Announcement of the team.

Parks joins basketball stars Thirdy Ravena, who plays for San-en NeoPhoenix; and Kiefer Ravena, who finally got PBA clearance to play for the Shiga Lakestars.

Juan Gomez de Liaño of Earth Friends Tokyo Z is also pursuing a professional basketball career in Japan, who will play in the second division of the league.

Nagoya finished fourth overall in the 2020-2021 B. League season with a 32-24 record.

The Diamond Dolphins, who play in the star-studded West Conference, are aiming for their first title in the league. –

Better known as Bee, Beatrice Go is a multimedia sports reporter for Rappler covering the Philippine sports administration, national teams, soccer and the UAAP.

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