Junmar Fajardo vs Greg Slaughter

Junmar Fajardo vs Greg Slaughter



For those who don't know Greg Slaughter was originally from Cebu. He was the prized Center of UV Green Lancers and Junmar Fajardo was a rising star of University of Cebu. The two young prospects slugged it out their games in CESAFI (that's the equivalent of UAAP in Cebu).

Junmar Fajardo still 6'9 back then and Greg Slaughter stood 6'11 (both men still grew an inch)
It was the 2010 Cesafi Champion and it was the real clash of the titans. Every time one of them got the ball the crowd would rawr and the atmosphere was ecstatic the Cebuano fans waiting for what's going to happen next.
Greg's team won that championship series against Junmar and that was the last time they would meet in the hard court. Although Greg Slaughter's team won the championship a lot of Cebuano's felt that Junmar Fajardo was the better player, although smaller he was more agile, had better lateral movement and better reflex.
And that was it for the Cesafi rivalry. Greg Slaughter left Cebu for the prestige of Ateneo and Glory of Manila basketball and Junmar stayed loyal to his Visayan roots. Although that was the case we all knew that these guys would meet again in the PBA.

I watched Greg Slaughter practice when he was in Cebu and I would say that is somewhat lazy. He doesn't do suicides and he runs as if he has no motivation for the game. Unlike Junmar Fajardo he's hard working and more focused, as I saw him in his practices.

Comparing the two players I would say that the main difference between the two is attitude. Junmar has just more heart for the game, he's the kind of player that would dive for the basketball and wouldn't be big headed because of the attention. Sorry but unlike Greg Slaughter who was "allegedly" lured by Ateneo with a condominium and a nice car. Junmar Fajardo always stayed humble and never left Cebu for glory. Greg Slaughter was supposed to be in Gilas 2.0 but he was cut.
Junmar Fajardo would go a long way in the PBA and who know's even NBA someday. I'm not sure with Greg Slaughter though. I hope he changes his attitude.