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Greg Slaughter leaves NorthPort, joins Japan B. League’s Fukuoka

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Greg Slaughter leaves NorthPort, joins Japan B. League’s Fukuoka

Pido Jarencio and Greg Slaughter of the NorthPort Batang Pier. PBA Images

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After months of rumors and uncertainty, PBA veteran big man Greg Slaughter signs with the Rizing Zephyr Fukuoka, joining eight other Filipino imports in the Japan B. League

MANILA, Philippines – PBA veteran big man Greg Slaughter is leaving his NorthPort Batang Pier extension offer unsigned as he heads to the Japan B. League Division 2’s Rizing Zephyr Fukuoka, per a team announcement on Saturday, July 9.

After months of rumors, the 34-year-old finally settles with a club after last averaging 14.3 points, 9.3 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks in just four NorthPort games last PBA Season 46 Governors’ Cup.

Slaughter is expected to be a big boost to a Fukuoka side that finished with a 20-30 record last season, only good for 10th place in the 14-team field.

The skilled 7-footer joins two other Filipinos in the Division 2 ranks – Kobe Paras, who will suit up for Altiri Chiba, and former Taiwan league import Jordan Heading, who will play for Nagasaki Velca.

Meanwhile, six Pinoys are set to see Division 1 action – Shiga’s Kiefer Ravena, San-En’s Thirdy Ravena, Nagoya’s Ray Parks, Hokkaido’s Dwight Ramos, Hiroshima’s Justine Baltazar, and Shinshu’s Matthew Aquino. – Rappler.com

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