Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times

2019 SEA Games

June Mar Fajardo looks to add SEAG gold to already stacked collection

In June Mar Fajardo’s collection, one can find five Most Valuable Player trophies, three Finals MVP plums, and eight Best Player of the Conference plaques.

But there’s one thing missing: A gold medal in the Southeast Asian Games.

The PBA’s reigning five-time MVP is a veteran internationalist already, having represented the Philippines in various global tourneys such as the FIBA World Cup, which he has done twice.

But Fajardo hasn’t experienced the SEA Games. So now that he’s part of the Gilas Pilipinas squad for the biennial meet held here in Manila, the Cebuano star is looking to finally win one.

“Gusto ko makuha itong SEA Games kasi ‘di pa ako nakakakuha ng ginto sa SEA Games,” he said.

Gilas played its second game Friday versus Vietnam. And Fajardo showed how he really wants to snag gold.

The 6-foot-10 slotman was a force to be reckoned with inside, leaving their foes looking for answers. He racked up 23 points and 12 rebounds plus an assist, a steal, and a block in over 15 minutes.

The Filipino dribblers won by 41 points, 110-69 — this, after dealing Singapore a 52-point mauling last Wednesday.

“Sabi ni coach (Tim Cone), kailangan lang maging agresibo at mag-seal lang ng mag-seal sa basket. Wala naman silang ganoong kalaki, so seal lang ng seal,” said Fajardo of his outing.

“‘Di man ako mapasahan ng bola, at least makakakuha ako ng rebounds. ‘Yun ang nangyari.”

#ReadMore  Delroy James bests McCullough as Meralco forges playoff with Alaska
Written By

Oftentimes on the sidelines. Forever a student of the game. Morayta-bred.

Tiebreaker Times Logo

You May Also Like

2021 FIBA Asia Cup

The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas is grateful to the Philippine Sports Commission and the Department of Health for allowing the country to host the...

2021 FIBA Asia Cup

It’s all systems go now for the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers Clark window. The Inter-Agency Task Force has approved the Samahang Basketbol ng...

2020 Tokyo Olympics

Young Gilas Pilipinas will have a killer schedule next month. Right after the Clark window of the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers that will...

2020 Tokyo Olympics

Karl Dehesa and Leonard Santillan both feel honored with their inclusion in the Gilas Pilipinas 3×3 pool bound for the highly-anticipated FIBA 3×3 Olympic...

2020 Tokyo Olympics

Lebron Lopez and Kobe Paras are cut from the same mold. Two wingers who stand at least 6-foot-5, they have a reputation for their...


It’s been three years since Jordan Clarkson donned the colors of Gilas Pilipinas for the first and only time.  And he can’t wait for...

2020 Tokyo Olympics

Carl Tamayo is going to be a problem for his opponents. Gilas Pilipinas program director Tab Baldwin himself offered as much. The mentor is...

2020 Tokyo Olympics

The new-age Gilas Pilipinas may be full of young blood, but program director Tab Baldwin is glad to have ‘natural leaders’ within the crew....