FIBA WORLD CUP: All signs point to Slaughter counting as a local for Gilas
Paul Lintag on Sep 06, 2018 07:07 AM
Slaughter's issues with his Gilas eligibility are nothing major. It's certainly not about his passport.
His latest injury scare notwithstanding, it appears that Greg Slaughter is all but set to compete for Gilas Pilipinas as a local.
As the national team resumed its preparations for the latest 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers window, it has been revealed that Slaughter has been dealing with some eligibility issues.
Fortunately, the Ginebra slotman only needs to submit some additional documents for him to count as a local for Gilas.
It has been taken care of and all signs point to him having no problems.
"So far, it's pretty positive from what the management is telling me," Slaughter said Wednesday after Ginebra beat Northport in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup.
"We're just getting all the documents to FIBA and we're just waiting on their decision," he added.
Slaughter's issues with his eligibility are nothing major. It's certainly not about his passport.
Greg had his Philippine passport way before he was 16 years old.
"They just needed a few more documents like birth certificates. Other than that, I can't really tell you much," he said.
"Absolutely not [passport issue]. I had my passport at a very young age, even before I knew I was gonna live in the Philippines because we would visit like every summer with my mom," Slaughter added.
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