Yeng excited over prospect of Fajardo, Slaughter, Aguilar teaming up for Gilas

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View comments Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netFor the first time in team history, superstar center June Mar Fajardo will join forces with Greg Slaughter to create a towering frontcourt for Gilas Pilipinas in the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers and there’s one man who’s truly excited to coach two behemoths in one team.“For the first time in a long while, you will have June Mar, Greg, and Japeth [Aguilar] playing together with [Andray] Blatche,” said head coach Yeng Guiao.ADVERTISEMENT Gilas usually had the trio of Fajardo, who won four straight MVP awards in the PBA, Aguilar and Blatche but never had Slaughter to complete the fearsome foursome.Blatche, though, won’t be able to play with the team on Nov. 30 against Kazakhstan due to his three-game suspension for getting involved in the brawl during the Philippines’ game against Australia in the previous window.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe gigantic frontcourt will be complete on Dec. 3 when the Philippines faces Iran at Mall of Asia Arena.Injuries prevented the 6-foot-10 Fajardo and the 7-foot Slaughter to suit up against Iran in Tehran as the Philippines lost the game 81-73 on Sept. 13. Nonito Donaire confident he has ‘scary punch’ at 118 lbs Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Both centers, however, have fully healed and Guiao said they won’t be sacrificing that much speed as Fajardo has shown he’s capable of running the break.“We won’t be that slow because June Mar can run,” said Guiao.In lieu of Blatche’s absence in the first game of the window, Christian Standhardinger, Fajardo’s teammate in San Miguel, and Stanley Pringle are being looked at as the naturalized player to play for Gilas on Nov. 30 against Kazakhstan.Also in the pool for the upcoming window are Jayson Castro, Terrence Romeo, Troy Rosario—who will all be able to play on Dec. 3 after their suspensions—, Paul Lee, Gabe Norwood, Alex Cabagnot, JP Erram, Scottie Thompson, Marcio Lassiter, Raymond Almazan, Ian Sangalen, Allein Maliksi, Beau Belga, Matthew Wright, Kai Sotto, and Asi Taulava.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more

Teen stabbed to death

first_imgPolice are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of 15-year-old Derril Wong of Plaisance, East Coast Demerara (ECD).The incident occurred at around 16:00hrs on Thursday at Graham Street, Plaisance, ECD.Initial investigations have revealed that the deceased and the suspect were in a yard when an argument ensued. Wong was found with stab wounds about his body. He was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.The suspect is in custody assisting with this investigation.last_img