Before the stop in Angola, Parks played in Spain for Campus-Promete for seven months where she averaged 13.6 points and 4.3 rebounds a game.
In the 2015-16 season, Parks signed with PEAC-Pecs in Hungary and averaged 12.5 points a contest.
During her first season as a pro, Parks had an impressive rookie campaign in Spain for Gran Canaria in the Spanish LFB league. She averaged 18.2 points per game, the second leading scorer in the league, and had 4.6 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.3 steals per game.
Parks, also garnered league Most Valuable Player honors, scoring 25 or more points six times, including 37 points versus Bembibre and 32 against Zamarat.
“My biggest challenge would probably have to be adjusting to two practices everyday and learning how to properly take care of my body,” Parks said. “Eating right and getting enough rest is very imperative at the professional level if you want to perform at the highest level.”
Before entering the pro circuit, Parks had a stellar career for Virginia Commonwealth University, averaging 21.7 points and 9.2 rebounds a contest in her senior season.
She was named to the Atlantic 10 Conference’s first team and was an all-defensive team honoree. She amassed 1,561 points in her career, also leading the A-10 in scoring (18.7) as a junior.
Parks’ performance during her senior campaign caught the eye of pro scouts and she was invited to two WNBA tryouts. She did not attend them, opting to start her career overseas.
In the high school ranks, under former North Point head coach Keith Spencer, Parks boasting back-to-back All-Southern Maryland Athletic Conference Most Outstanding Player selections, as well as All-County Athlete of the Year nods for her junior and senior seasons. In the process, she helped lead the Eagles to consecutive SMAC championships, and also finished her career with over 1,000 points, the first player ever to do so in the program.
Parks led the Eagles to a 20-4 overall record and an undefeated SMAC mark as a senior. She scored 35 points in a thrilling overtime loss in the regional semifinals at Arundel, the eventual Class 4A state champion, in her final high school game. She averaged almost 20 points per game that season to lead the SMAC while playing less than a half in five games.
Parks, now 25, plans to play ball professionally up until she is at least 30 or until her body says it can’t play ball anymore.
After basketball, Parks plans on continuing a career in homeland security or finance.