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    Greg Slaughter can be an asset for Gilas in Fiba qualifiers, says Tab

    Oct 14, 2020
    PHOTO: Dante Peralta

    GREG Slaughter stands as Gilas Pilipinas' best option inside as it puts together a pool for the November window of the 2021 Fiba Asia Cup qualifiers.

    Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) program director Tab Baldwin acknowledged the seven-footer will be a welcome addition to a pool that will be without PBA players owing to a scheduling conflict with the pro league.

    "I think Greg would be an asset," he told SportsPage on Tuesday.


      After a seven-month sabbatical in the United States, Slaughter returned to the country last week looking good and feeling better than ever.

      The 6-foot-11 slotman got a special exemption from Fiba to play as a homegrown player and has repeatedly expressed his desire to represent the national team, with his last run during the 30th Southeast Asian Games last year.

      Though Baldwin had only seen clips, he thinks it's a promising sign to see Slaughter honing his skills throughout the quarantine period.

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      "I've seen his video and I think it's great. I would certainly welcome that," he said.

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      Baldwin, though, reiterated that Slaughter's availability still depends on his discussions with his mother ballclub Ginebra, which owns his rights despite his contract expiring at the conclusion of last season.

      "It's not a done deal at this point. We have to work out with Greg and the powers that be in his situation right now," he said.

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        "There are processes that have to be taken care of and have to be done correctly. (SBP special assistant to the president) Ryan (Gregorio) and the SBP are working through that situation as well."

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