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    Paul Zamar signs one-year deal with NorthPort than head elsewhere

    Jan 17, 2023
    Paul Zamar Pido Jarencio Ed Ponceja

    PAUL Zamar has decided to stay with the ballclub that gained his rights, signing a one-year deal with NorthPort.

    Zamar’s agent Ed Ponceja confirmed the deal.

    Zamar has chosen to remain with the Batang Pier after the team acquired his rights in a trade between San Miguel than explore other options as an unrestricted free agent.

    READ: SMB trades Zamar's rights, future pick to NorthPort for Bulanadi

    Zamar’s contract with San Miguel lapsed at the end of 2022, but was under a 30-day waiting period before he can sign with a different team. During the waiting period, San Miguel traded Zamar’s rights as well as a future second-round pick to NorthPort in exchange for Allyn Bulanadi.

    Blackwater was believed to in the hunt for Zamar’s services, especially since the son of SMB deputy Boycie was already practicing with the team prior to the trade.

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      After his initial stint with Blackwater, Zamar played for San Miguel from 2019 to 2022. He won three championships but saw limited time with the Beermen.

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      Zamar joins a NorthPort team that also made a couple of moves before the Governors’ Cup.

      The Batang Pier acquired Joshua Munzon from Terrafirma in exchange for Kevin Ferrer, while also giving up Jerrick Balanza to Converge for Bulanadi, who eventually was traded as part of the Zamar deal.

      Bonnie Tan is also taking over as head coach, with Pido Jarencio serving as team manager.

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