Greg Slaughter

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Greg Slaughter
Greg Slaughter At Cuneta Astrodome Jan 25,2014 vs Alaska Aces
No. 20 – Barangay Ginebra San Miguel
Position Center
League Philippine Basketball Association
Personal information
Born (1989-05-19) May 19, 1989 (age 24)
Ohio, USA
Nationality Filipino
Listed height 7 ft 0 in (213 cm)
Listed weight 245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school Massaponax High School
College University of the Visayas
Ateneo de Manila University
PBA draft 2013 Round: 1st / Pick: 1st overall
Selected by the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel
Pro playing career 2013–present
Career history
2007–2009 University of the Visayas
2011–2012 Ateneo Blue Eagles
2011 Sinag Pilipinas
2012–2013 NLEX Road Warriors
2013–present Barangay Ginebra San Miguel

Gregory William "Greg" Slaughter (born May 19, 1988) is a Filipino professional basketball player who currently plays for Barangay Ginebra San Miguel of the Philippine Basketball Association. He was selected 1st overall in the 2013 PBA Draft by Barangay Ginebra.[1] Sports commentators and scribes call him GregZilla because of his apparent heft and height [2]

Early life[edit]

Greg's father is 6'3", while his mother was 5'7" Both of his parents were health physicists at nuclear power plants. He was born in Ohio and grew up in Virginia, finishing at Massaponax High School. In 2007, his family moved to Cebu, the hometown of his mother. He quickly learned Cebuano and was convinced by his maternal uncles to play competitive basketball.[3]

College career[edit]

He studied and played for the University of the Visayas from 2007-2009 and took up Political Science. He was a dominant force due to his 6'7" height. He transferred to Ateneo de Manila University in 2010 and became an eligible player in 2011.[4] In his two seasons for the Blue Eagles, he averaged 13.12 PPG, 9.82 RPG, 1.82 APG 2.85 BPG and 49.7 FG%, and he placed second in rebounds and blocks. He successfully teamed up with Kiefer Ravena and Nico Salva to lead Ateneo to two UAAP championships and completing a five-peat.[5]

PBA D-League[edit]

After graduating from Ateneo, he signed with PBA D-league team NLEX Road Warriors to showcase his talent for the upcoming PBA Draft.

PBA career[edit]

PBA Draft[edit]

He declared for the 2013 PBA Draft. In the prospect camp, he was measured to have height of 6 foot and 11 5/8 inches and a wingspan of 85 inches. he had a vertical reach of 11 feet 6 inches and performed 40 bench presses, the most of all draft applicants. He also did 50 situps, 62 pullups and 18 pullups. After the workout, multiple PBA managers and analysts listed him as the no.1 prospect.[6] Barangay Ginebra San Miguel picked him with the #1 pick in the draft.

Barangay Ginebra San Miguel (2013-)[edit]

Greg Slaughter was paired with Japeth Aguilar to form one of the most formidable duos in the PBA and was dubbed the "Twin Towers". In his first game in the PBA, he tallied 10 points (5 of 9 shooting) and 13 rebounds in 36 minutes of play.

International career[edit]

Slaughter was the starting center for the Sinag Pilipinas team that won the 2011 SEA games and 2011 SEABA games.[7] He was also a part the Gilas Pilipinas pool in preparation for the 2013 FIBA Asia Championship held in the Philippines but did not make it to the final 12 roster. He was again invited to the pool that will train to compete in both the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain and 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, but he declined.[8]

Career Statistics[edit]

  GP Games played   GS Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Correct as of March 16, 2014 [9]

2013-14 Brgy. Ginebra 26 34.23 .521 .000 .665 9.85 1.35 0.27 1.50 14.88