Ray Parks, Jr. has signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Georgia Tech, the school announced today.
Parks, a 6-3 guard from Manila in the Philippines, played high school basketball in the Memphis area until this year. He is the son of former Memphis State player Bobby Ray Parks, who was drafted by the Hawks in 1984.
Parks Jr. was Tennessee’s private school player of the year in 2009. He transferred to Melrose for his junior year and lead it to the class AAA state championship in 2010. He also played on the All-Asian team in the 2010 Nike Global Challenge in Hillsboro, Ore., and for the Philippine National Team in 3-on-3 basketball in the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore.
Tech coach Paul Hewitt said Parks is an excellent 3-point shooter. Parks joins Julian Royal as Tech’s second early signee.