The first day of Greg Slaughters run at making the Philippine national basketball team was a smashing success. The prized 6-foot-11 tower of eight-time Cesafi champion University of the Visayas (UV) lived up to expectations during his first stint of training under Serbian coach Rajko Toroman, at the Moro Lorenzo gym at the Ateneo de Manila University campus in Manila. Slaughter, who led the Green Lancers to their eighth straight title in the Cesafi last month was tapped by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas to attend the three-day big man camp under the watchful eye of Irans former head coach, Rajko Toroman According to Slaughter, he was made to participate in several intense big man drills, which left him out of breath quickly. They had me do a lot of drills. It wasnt hard stuff but I got winded quickly. It was very tiring, Slaughter said in an interview with Cebu Daily News. Slaughter participated in the training sessions along with two Fil-American players and Mac Baracael of the Far Eastern University. Slaughter considered the opportunity to be a grand one and is hopeful of being selected into the national squad. He also added that the training would be ultimately good for him individually and the entire UV squad, as they prepare for their stint in the Philippine Collegiate Champions League. I think the potential to improve is limitless. They are going to have me train and have all these international competitions. Toroman is a great coach who brings with him an impressive resume, that includes bringing Iran to the Olympics and producing the very first Iranian player in the NBA, Slaughter said. Multi-titled head coach Elmer Boy Cabahug also conceded that the chance for his big man to improve will go a long way towards helping the UV Green Lancers. He is also in Manila to accompany his center and learn from Rajko Toroman It will be a plus factor for Greg and UV as he will be able to train with the best young big men in the country today, Cabahug said.
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Host team Thailand continued to roll in the 2016 SEABA Stankovic Cup, trouncing Malaysia to move up to 2-0. Singapore, meanwhile, drubbed the Indons to start off their campaign in style. Scores and Recaps: Day 2 SINGAPORE over INDONESIA, 62-40 - Delvin Goh and Lim Shengyu each put up a monster double-double to lead the Singaporeans in blowing out the hapless Indons. Goh scored 13 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, while Lim also impressed with a game-high 24 markers and also a dozen boards. [read more]
Host team Thailand continued to roll in the 2016 SEABA Stankovic Cup, trouncing Malaysia to move up to 2-0. Singapore, meanwhile, drubbed the Indons to start off their campaign in style.
Scores and Recaps:
Day 2 SINGAPORE over INDONESIA, 62-40 - Delvin Goh and Lim Shengyu each put up a monster double-double to lead the Singaporeans in blowing out the hapless Indons. Goh scored 13 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, while Lim also impressed with a game-high 24 markers and also a dozen boards. Singapore started with tight defense, limiting Indonesia to only 3 points in the first quarter. Surliyadin paced the Indons with 18 points and 9 rebounds, but he shot just 6/24 from the field.
Line of the Game: Lim Shengyu (SG) - 24pts, 12rebs, 2asts, 2stls, 2blks, 12/14 FGs.
THAILAND over MALAYSIA, 85-66 - The Thais started strong in this game and cruised to their second straight double-digit win of the tournament. This time, it was Nakorn Jainasuk who led the way, hitting 6 triples en route to 18 points in only 15 minutes. Bandit Lakhan also did well with 11 points, while Theerawat Chanthachon and Chitchai Ananti each tallied 10 markers. On the other end, Yoon Jing Kwaan had 20 points and 5 rebounds, while fellow big man Tian Yuan Kuek added 11 markers to pace the Malaysians, who fell to 0-2.
Line of the Game: Nakorn Jainasuk (THA) - 18pts, 2rebs, 2asts, 6 triples, 6/8 FGs.
A whirlwind of trades happened to bolster the teams that had been eliminated during the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Commissioner's Cup in preparation for the upcoming Governor's Cup in July. The Mahindra Enforcers and the GlobalPort Batang Pier started the carousel by sending the vastly improved Karl Dehesa (188-G-87, college: Waldorf) in exchange for guards Roi Sumang (177-PG-91) and Paolo Taha (188-G-90). Sumang, a wily guard who lost in the rotation in the GlobalPort line... [read more]
A whirlwind of trades happened to bolster the teams that had been eliminated during the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Commissioner's Cup in preparation for the upcoming Governor's Cup in July.
Aris Ignacio is from
the Philippines and has always been a big fan of Philippine basketball. Aris'
follows the Philippine Basketball Association since the late 80's and has
learned the history and personalities of the PBA. He also has interest with
other basketball tournaments in the Philippines and beyond most specifically
college basketball (UAAP, NCAA), the Asian Basketball League (ABL), FIBA Asia
and World Cup tournaments. Follow Aris Ignacio on Twitter at aris_ignacio.
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