Shreveport’s Parks shines in All-Star experience

SHREVEPORT STUFF: Paul Parks jammed home two of his 19 points while representing Shreveport’s Mavericks in The Basketball League’s All-Star Game win over a Canadian minor league team last Saturday in Syracuse, N.Y.


The Shreveport Mavericks top their division as The Basketball League tips off its second half this weekend, thanks in part to superior play by Paul Parks.

He flashed that talent last weekend in the TBL vs. National Basketball League of Canada All-Star Game in Syracuse, N.Y.

Parks pumped in 19 points in 17 minutes of play to make a big contribution to a 155-150 victory by TBL All-Stars. The guard added five rebounds and five assists Saturday afternoon.

In skills competition last Friday evening, Parks finished third in the All-Star Game’s 3-point contest.

“It was nice, a great add-on for the league. It’s definitely going to be bigger,” said Parks, who Parks expressed gratitude to be able to represent the Shreveport Mavericks, and appreciation to the TBL for giving him the opportunity.

Parks and the division-leading Mavericks (9-2) will be back in action on Friday at 7:05 at Centenary’s Gold Dome, hosting the Beaumont Panthers (4-4).