GREG Slaughter hit three three-pointers in Saturday night's Master Game Face All-Star Basketball Challenge, but don't expect him to start tossing shots from beyond the arc for Ginebra anytime soon.
“I don’t know. I’m not really thinking too much of it," said the Ginebra rookie at the end of the exhibition match that featured players from the PBA and the college leagues and had NBA star Kevin Love in attendance.
"I’ve always known how to shoot but there are more important plays for me to do as the big man,” added Slaughter, stressing he knows what his role is as a big man - and that doesn't include shooting treys.
But just for this game, Slaughter had fun from three-point land.
The 6-11 former Ateneo star, who attempted a grand total of one three-point shot in his PBA career, took five shots from beyond the arc during the free-wheeling match, making three.
He finished with 27 points to go with nine rebounds and three assists to walk away with the MVP of the Game award, even if Team Marc Pingris lost to Chris Tiu's side, 110-135, at the Big Dome.
Slaughter, who also brought the ball downcourt in a couple of possessions, admitted he has been working on his three-point shooting during shootarounds with Ginebra teammate Chris Ellis in practice.
“I just practice with my teammate Chris a lot. We just play around,” Slaughter said.
That is why Slaughter he is not totally discounting the possibility of adding the three-point shot to his arsenal in the future as he looks to expand his game in the pro ranks.
“We’ll see. We’ll see. I have a long time to improve on a lot of skills,” Slaughter said.