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Slaughter: Playing with Fajardo in Gilas a 'dream come true'

Nov 29, 2018 - 10:24 PM

Considered fierce rivals from the collegiate scene to the PBA, the two towering centers will play together for the Philippines for the first time

GIANTS. Greg Slaughter (right) and June Mar Fajardo will combine for Gilas Pilipinas' Twin Towers. Photos by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler (Fajardo) and Josh Albelda/Rappler (Slaughter)


Big school: Kai Sotto finds mentors in Fajardo, Slaughter

Nov 14, 2018 - 10:05 PM

As the youngest in the Gilias pool, the 7-foot-1 prodigy sees a rare chance to work on his arsenal with the country's best big men

WUNDERKIND. Although the youngest at 16 years old, Kai Sotto is the tallest in the latest Gilas Pilipinas' 20-man pool at 7-foot-1. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Guiao thrilled handling tallest PH team frontcourt in history

Oct 31, 2018 - 3:39 PM

National team coach Yeng Guiao looks forward to the team up of June Mar Fajardo, Greg Slaughter and Japeth Aguilar with the returning Andray Blatche

TOWERING PRESENCE. Back from injury, June Mar Fajardo will don the national colors again in the FIBA World Cup qualifiers. Photo from PBA Images

Ginebra gets deadlier in title-retention bid as Slaughter, Mercado return

Oct 29, 2018 - 7:26 AM

The two key cogs come back from their respective injuries to inject a much-needed shot in the arm for the Gin Kings as the Governors' Cup playoffs near

TIMELY. Sol Mercado (left) and Greg Slaughter return as Ginebra shoots for the No. 1 ranking. Photo from PBA Images


Slaughter itching to suit up and form Gilas triple tower

Sep 18, 2018 - 9:14 AM

If things fall into place, the 7-footer expects to return from injury and team up with the towering duo of Japeth Aguilar and June Mar Fajardo

RECUPERATING. Greg Slaughter is still nursing a knee injury. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


FIBA: Greg Slaughter cleared to play as Gilas local

Sep 08, 2018 - 12:18 PM

The Filipino-American center gets the go signal to suit up as a local player when Gilas Pilipinas sees action in the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers

ADDED CEILING. Greg Slaughter will provide the much needed height when Gilas Pilipinas faces Iran on Thursday, September 13. Photo by Alvin Brian Go/Rappler

Greg Slaughter's FIBA eligibility 'pretty positive'

Sep 05, 2018 - 11:50 PM

The Filipino-American center is hoping to play as a local – and not as a naturalized player – when Gilas Pilipinas resumes its quest for a World Cup berth

BIG ADDITION. Greg Slaughter would be a welcome addition as a local player for Gilas Pilipinas. Photo from PBA Images


No final Gilas lineup yet with Slaughter's FIBA eligibility unclear

Sep 04, 2018 - 1:30 AM

The 7-footer needs to come up with the required documents for him to count as a local player for the national team

TOWERING. Greg Slaughter is groomed to give Gilas Pilipinas a much-improve inside presence. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Giants collide as June Mar Fajardo, Greg Slaughter renew finals rivalry

Jul 24, 2018 - 10:08 PM

'The Kraken' and 'GregZilla' will battle in the championship round for the first time since 2009

BATTLE OF THE GIANTS. June Mar Fajardo (left) and Greg Slaughter both seek to help their respective teams win the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup championship. Photos from PBA Image


Ginebra still not at its best despite romp of Magnolia, says Greg Slaughter

Jun 17, 2018 - 11:15 PM

The win brings the Gin Kings into a more comfortable position in the playoff race, where 4 teams are still vying for a quarterfinals slot

DOUBLE-DOUBLE. Greg Slaughter submits 12 points and 14 rebounds as Barangay Ginebra wins back-to-back games for the first time in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup. Photo from PBA


Slaughter gets first-game rush after two-month hiatus

May 11, 2018 - 11:44 PM

The towering center posts 12 points, 6 rebounds and two assists in his first PBA game since February

GIANT. Greg Slaughter leads the Barangay Ginebra to its first win in 3 outings this conference. PBA Images


Greg Slaughter could make Ginebra return on Friday, says Tim Cone

May 07, 2018 - 4:19 PM

The towering center last played a PBA game in February before going down due to an ankle injury

COMEBACK. Greg Slaughter's possible return would provide a big boost for the winless Barangay Ginebra. File photo by PBA Images


Prince Caperal always ready to step up for Barangay Ginebra

Mar 10, 2018 - 11:29 AM

Back-up big man Caperal provides quality minutes for Barangay Ginebra with 8 points and 5 rebounds in their Game 1 loss to the San Miguel Beermen

SHOWING HIS WARES. Prince Caperal makes his presence felt in limited action for Barangay Ginebra. File photo by PBA Images


Greg Slaughter uncertain for Ginebra's playoff campaign

Mar 03, 2018 - 5:11 PM

Greg Slaughter is doubtful to play for Ginebra's best-of-3 quarterfinals clash against the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters after sustaining a bummed ankle

UNFORTUNATE. Greg Slaughter is hoping to return for Barangay Ginebra's playoff campaign after yet another injury. Photo by PBA Images


Barangay Ginebra big man Greg Slaughter not rushing return from injury

Jan 27, 2018 - 10:16 AM

It is Slaughter's end goal to win the championship with the team

NO RUSH. Greg Slaughter will not rush his return despite Ginebra's 3-game losing skid. Photo by PBA Images

Blackwater's Erram gets big confidence boost with win over ex-teammate Slaughter

Jan 13, 2018 - 5:00 PM

Poy Erram was Greg Slaughter's back-up center at Ateneo, and looked like he more than held his own

STANDING TALL. Poy Erram looked like a star in his own right against Greg Slaughter, scattering 22 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocks in an upset win over Ginebra. Photo by PBA Images

Blackwater sends Ginebra crashing to earth with stunning win

Jan 12, 2018 - 9:07 PM

Poy Erram and Mac Belo pace the Elite with 22 points each

SHOCKER. Barangay Ginebra, winners of the most recent PBA conference title, got a dose of reality in their loss to Blackwater. Photo by PBA Images

Filipino athletes who made waves on social media in 2017

Dec 24, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Here are some of the most talked about local athletes and sports teams on Rappler's social media accounts for this year

Ginebra's defense clamps down on Meralco in Game 5 win

Oct 22, 2017 - 9:25 PM

The Gin Kings are now one win away from repeating as Governors' Cup champions

ONE WIN AWAY. Ginebra can wrap up their second straight Governors' Cup title in Game 6 on Wednesday. Photo by PBA Images

Slaughter earns first BPC award, Durham repeats as Best Import

Oct 15, 2017 - 7:39 PM

Greg Slaughter wins the first Best Player of the Conference award of his 4-year career

BIG MAN. Ginebra's Greg Slaughter clinched the Best Player award, accumulating over 300 stat points more than the runner-up Chris Newsome. Photo by PBA Images

Ginebra takes semis opener against TNT in blowout fashion

Oct 02, 2017 - 10:16 PM

After destroying the San Miguel Beermen in the quarterfinals, Ginebra has now won back-to-back games by at least 20 points

BLOWOUT. Ginebra takes Game 1 over TNT in demoralizing fashion. Photo by PBA Images

Slaughter working to fit in again with Ginebra after long absence

Jul 24, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Greg Slaughter has some adjusting to do after 10 months off the court

FITTING IN. Greg Slaughter is working on re-integrating himself into Barangay Ginebra after a 10-month absence. Photo from PBA Images

How CESAFI basketball can thrive alongside pro leagues

Nov 11, 2016 - 10:17 AM

With pro leagues potentially competing with Cebu schools CESAFI may have to think outside the box and region

EXPANSION. Van Halen Parmis, the scouting coach of the UV Green Lancers and PCBL south coordinator, has decided to expand the PCBL to Cebu, Leyte and other areas in Mindanao en route to become a nationwide league. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

Slaughter set for Ginebra return against Mahindra

Aug 28, 2016 - 11:20 PM

The 7 foot Ginebra big man says he is ready to play again following ankle surgery

COMEBACK. Greg Slaughter is expected to return for Ginebra in 12 days. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Recovering Greg Slaughter to sit out PBA All-Star Game

Jul 25, 2016 - 6:58 PM

Slaughter underwent surgery in his ankle due to ligament issues during the break between PBA conferences

NO ALL-STAR GAME. Greg Slaughter says he won't be able to play in the 2016 PBA All-Star Game. File Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

2016 PBA All-Star starters revealed

Jul 23, 2016 - 9:02 PM

Barangay Ginebra has the most players in the All Star starting lineups with 5

ALL-STARS. Mark Caguioa and Terrence Romeo lead the North while James Yap and Mark Caguioa anchor the South team for the 2016 PBA All-Star Game. Photos from PBA Images

Slaughter, Rosser out of Gilas pool for FIBA OQT due to injuries

May 18, 2016 - 6:20 PM

Both players are out due to ankle injuries and surgeries and will no longer be options for the 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament

OUT. Greg Slaughter (R) and Matt Ganuelas-Rosser are out of the Gilas Pilipinas pool due to injuries. Slaughter photo by Czeasar Dancel, Rosser file photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ginebra’s character win vs Star a good sign – Tenorio

Feb 29, 2016 - 7:16 PM

I hope every game we realize how important those kinds of games are for us to build the character of the whole team says Barangay Ginebra guard LA Tenorio

GOOD SIGN. Barangay Ginebra's thrilling win over rival Star is seen as a good sign of improved character. Big man Greg Slaughter is seen in this photo slamming the ball home in an aggressive first half for the Gin kings. Photo courtesy of PBA Media Bureau

Greg Slaughter sick with measles, ‘possibly’ out first 2 games

Feb 11, 2016 - 6:25 PM

Ginebra head coach Tim Cone wants Ginebra off to a quick start this conference but admits it may be hard with Slaughter sidelined

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Fajardo leads BPC race through PBA PH Cup quarters

Jan 04, 2016 - 7:47 PM

The reigning back to back MVP currently leads his competition with 45 6 statistical points averaging 23 1 points 14 4 rebounds and 1 8 blocks per game

LEADER. June Mar Fajardo is on pace for another Best Player of the Conference award as he currently leads in statistical points after the 2016 PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals. Photo from PBA Images

LIVE BLOG: Ginebra vs GlobalPort - Philippine Cup quarterfinals

Dec 27, 2015 - 4:02 PM

It s winner take all when Ginebra and Globalport meet in a sudden death quarterfinal showdown

Ginebra pours frustrations on winless Meralco

Nov 17, 2015 - 9:13 PM

Barangay Ginebra sends Meralco crashing to its 5th straight loss

2-4. Barangay Ginebra improves to 2-4 after blowing out a still winless Meralco in Biñan, Laguna. Seen in the photo is LA Tenorio (in red) chasing the loose ball against Cliff Hodge. Photo from PBA Images

Gilas Pilipinas settles for 9 players in 2nd practice

Nov 17, 2015 - 4:28 AM

Greg Slaughter June Mar Fajardo Marc Pingris LA Tenorio Japeth Aguilar Jeff Chan and Ian Sangalang sit out Gilas Pilipinas second practice session

9 PLAYERS. Gilas Pilipinas practices with only 9 players – including reserve Moala Tautuaa – on Monday, November 16. Seen in the photo are some players such as Greg Slaughter (red shirt) in street clothes listening in to the huddle. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

San Miguel blasts struggling Ginebra

Nov 15, 2015 - 7:23 PM

Barangay Ginebra struggles while San Miguel Beer clicks on all cylinders to notch its 4th win and take solo first place

BLOWOUT. Arwind Santos and the San Miguel Beermen blow out the woeful Barangay Ginebra San Miguel. Photo from PBA Images

Baldwin wants Fajardo, Slaughter size, but also Gilas speed

Nov 14, 2015 - 11:40 AM

Tab Baldwin hopes Fajardo and Slaughter can provide size but not significantly slow down Gilas Pilipinas in the 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament

PINOY TWIN TOWERS. June Mar Fajardo and Greg Slaughter side by side as practice wrapped up Monday night. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Fajardo, Slaughter lead Gilas pool's first practice for OQT

Nov 10, 2015 - 1:32 PM

Light drills and workouts characterize the first training session for the 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament

BACK WITH GILAS. June Mar Fajardo is back wearing a Pilipinas jersey after missing the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship due to injury. Photo by Josh Albelda/ Rappler

PBA names Olympic Qualifier Gilas player pool, pledges full support

Oct 14, 2015 - 3:37 PM

The PBA will adjust the schedule of the Governors Cup in efforts to fully support Gilas Pilipinas as it chases a slot at the 2016 Summer Olympics

SUPPORT. The PBA has vowed its full support to Gilas Pilipinas as they attempt to make the 2016 Rio Olympics. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

CESAFI basketball to be televised nationwide for the first time

Jul 29, 2015 - 7:03 PM

The coming season of Cebu Schools Athletic Association Inc basketball will be televised nationally by IBC on a one day delay

From left: Ronnie Nathanielsz, Lito Cruz of IBC 13, Vincent del Rosario of Viva Television, CESAFI president Fr. Manny Uy, S.J., CESAFI commissioner Felix Tiukinhoy Jr. and representatives from Smart Communications.

CESAFI and its reputation for basketball excellence

Jul 29, 2015 - 3:21 AM

The Cebu based CESAFI basketball tournament which gets underway this weekend has produced many of the top young players in the nation

CEBU GIANTS. Before June Mar Fajardo (front) and Greg Slaughter made their marks on the PBA, they were standouts in the CESAFI collegiate ranks. Photo by Kevin Dela Cruz/Rappler

New Ginebra coach Cone says team ‘unbalanced at this point’

Jul 23, 2015 - 10:38 PM

Cone says the Triangle Offense will benefit Ginebra s Twin Towers combination of Japeth Aguilar and Greg Slaughter

NEW CHALLENGE. Tim Cone will try to balance a roster that has an overabundance of guards and two of the most talented big men in the league. Image of Tim Cone taken from Facebook

A new era begins as Tim Cone officially introduced as Ginebra coach

Jul 23, 2015 - 3:21 PM

The two time Grand Slam winning coach will try to restore the Barangay Ginebra franchise to glory as he takes over the helm next season

THE NEXT ERA BEGINS. Tim Cone, seen during his time with the San Mig Coffee Mixers, will take over a Ginebra team that has seen a revolving door of coaches last season. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: PBA players, coaches take picks: Warriors or Cavs?

Jun 04, 2015 - 2:47 PM

Reigning PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao Barangay Ginebra veteran Mark Caguioa among others weigh in on the 2015 NBA Finals

TAKE YOUR PICK. (From left to right) Mark Caguioa, June Mar Fajardo, and coach Yeng Guiao pick their team for the 2015 NBA Finals. Photos by Jane Bracher/Rappler

Caguioa delivers late as Ginebra outlasts GlobalPort in OT

Jun 03, 2015 - 9:50 PM

A floater by veteran Mark Caguioa proved to be the sealer as Ginebra overcame a tough Globalport challenge

SPARKED. Mark Caguioa hit the shot that put Ginebra over Globalport for good. Photo by Josh Albelda

Slaughter rues his ‘worst game in the PBA’

Jun 03, 2015 - 3:44 PM

Slaughter started and played for Ginebra but shot just 3 of 12 from the field for 6 points along with 6 rebounds

WORST GAME. Ginebra's Greg Slaughter (right) is outplayed by rival June Mar Fajardo in his return from injury. Photo from PBA Images

Ginebra coach ‘very happy’ with team effort despite injuries

May 15, 2015 - 1:32 PM

Despite earning only one win in his team’s first 3 games of the Governors’ Cup new Barangay Ginebra head coach Frankie Lim sees something to be happy about

Mark Caguioa and the Gin Kings spoiled the PBA return of Manny Pacquiao. Photo by PBA Images

Lim replaces Agustin as Ginebra coach - report

Mar 30, 2015 - 7:35 PM

Following their quarterfinals elimination Barangay Ginebra San Miguel is reportedly set to make another coaching change

Ginebra comes up short anew as Rain or Shine advances

Mar 28, 2015 - 7:19 PM

The Elasto Painters will advance to the semifinals after a close win against Ginebra

Rain or Shine import Wayne Chism goes for a layup against Ginebra's Greg Slaughter. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Ginebra notches decisive victory over Globalport

Mar 21, 2015 - 9:06 PM

Mike Dunigan registers 22 points 18 rebounds and 5 blocks in the win as Ginebra climbs to 5 5

Mike Dunigan led Ginebra to an emphatic victory over Globalport with his 22 points and 18 rebounds. File Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Rain or Shine wins heated tiff versus Ginebra

Mar 15, 2015 - 8:36 PM

The Painters who trailed by as many as 18 in the first half ended the game on an 11 0 run to climb back from 8 points down and win

Paul Lee had 18 points to go with 11 rebounds in the Painters' win. Photo by Josh Albelda

Alapag looking forward to his final PBA All-Star showcase

Mar 05, 2015 - 1:57 PM

It’s a fitting encore for 11 time All Star Alapag who will participate in the All Star Game the Three point Shootout and will have his jersey retired as well

LAST DANCE. Jimmy Alapag will participate in his final PBA All-Star showcase this weekend. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler