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first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “Whatever coach (Chot Reyes) wants me to do I’ll do it,” said Fajardo, San Miguel Beer’s 6-foot-10 prized center whose point production is expected to dip under the dribble drive system of the national mentor.“I am not after visible numbers, especially the scores,” added Fajardo on Sunday, hours before Gilas Pilipinas 5.0 takes on the Visayas All-Stars at Hoops Dome in Lapu-Lapu City. “Whatever is required of me to help the team, I’ll do it.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnThe Seaba tournament is set May 12 to 18 at Smart Araneta Coliseum and the Fiba Asia Cup on Aug. 10 to 20 in Lebanon.Fajardo will be joined by Calvin Abueva, Japeth Aguilar, Raymond Almazan, Jio Jalalon, Allein Maliksi, Troy Rosario, Roger Pogoy, Jason Castro, Matthew Wright and Terrence Romeo in Gilas Pilipinas’ first game as a team since the final roster was announced by Reyes in Lucena last Friday. Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite View comments Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Wildlife rescuers asked to turn over animals to DENR CEBU City—For June Mar Fajardo, the country’s glory comes first.The three-time PBA Most Valuable Player is willing to take the back seat and let others chart the route in the Philippines’ drive toward the Southeast Asian Basketball Association (Seaba) championship and, hopefully, the Fiba Asia Cup title.ADVERTISEMENT Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Naturalized Filipino Andray Blatche completes the Final 12, but the 6-11 slotman, who also likes to shoot outside, will be arriving from the US only on Monday.With Blatche around, Reyes will have the luxury of fielding a twin tower combination that’s certain to terrorize the smaller players of the region.Fajardo, the fulcrum of the Beermen’s offense that have yielded them the last three Philippine Cup crowns, will have to take a new role as defensive stopper as well.Gilas Pilipinas assistant coach Jong Uichico said Fajardo’s 260-pound frame will always be an advantage.“I’m sure coach Chot will pounce on it should nobody on the other team be able to match up with June Mar,” said Uichico.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ BaliPure grounds PAF Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead LIST: Jan. 20 class suspensions due to Taal Volcano eruption Bulacan town gears up for biggest cookie jarlast_img read more