Gilas gets dream combo as June Mar and Greg finally unite
Paul Lintag on Nov 29, 2018 08:17 PM
"Just to imagine 11 years later that we'd be playing together side-by-side on the national team, it's like a dream come true. I'm really excited and I hope we can make our country proud," --- Greg Slaughter on June Mar Fajardo.
MANILA, Philippines --- Greg Slaughter and June Mar Fajardo go way back, like way back.
The two towering centers played against each other in college back in Cebu, engaging in fierce championship battles in CESAFI before moving to Manila to continue their basketball journey in the PBA.
Earlier this year, Slaughter and Fajardo got a Finals rematch nine years in the making.
Now, as 2018 draws to a close, the two behemoths finally team up in a dream scenario for Gilas Pilipinas.
"It's cool you know, June Mar was one of the first people I ever met out here in the Philippines back in 2007 even," Slaughter said on Fajardo.
"Just to imagine 11 years later that we'd be playing together side-by-side on the national team, it's like a dream come true. I'm really excited and I hope we can make our country proud," he added.
Fajardo, undoubtedly the best player the Philippines has for the moment, shares the same excitement Greg has for their dream combo.
June Mar assures that the two of them will put in the work in order to live up to the massive expectations their partnership is sure to produce.
"Excited kami pareho," he said.
"Kailangan naming magtrabaho kasi nga malaki yung responsibilidad namin dun. Gagawin namin lahat makapag-contribute sa team," Fajardo added.
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