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    May 8, 2022
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    Greg Slaughter yet to sign ink a new deal; UST sustains fine start; Justine Baltazar enters PBA draft.
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    Greg Slaughter update

    Greg SlaughterGreg Slaughter has yet to sign a new contract.

    GREG Slaughter has been offered the league maximum monthly salary of P420,000 by Northport, PBA commissioner Willie Marcial bared.

    Marcial’s revelation during an appearance at the SPIN Zoom In podcast on Friday confirmed a claim made by NorthPort team manager Bonnie Tan that the team has given the free-agent center an offer after his contract expired.

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    [See Slaughter clears air on PBA situation, offer to play for Gilas]

    Slaughter has yet to sign a new deal since his old contract expired on Jan. 31. He missed the final stretch of the Governors’ Cup eliminations where Northport made a fine run before falling short of the quarterfinals.

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    The 33-year-old center posted on social that there was a discussion on a contract extension in January but "I never heard back then my contract expired."

    NorthPort team manager Bonnie Tan belied Slaughter’s claims and told Spin.ph an offer was sent to slaughter on Jan.29.

    Slaughter countered in a social media post that the offer was "less than half of what I was currently being paid by NorthPort."

    Justine Baltazar joins PBA draft

    Justine BaltazarJustine Baltazar takes the next step in his career after his final UAAP game.

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    JUSTINE Baltazar, among several players reportedly being eyed by teams in the Japan B.League, has entered the PBA draft.

    The big man from Pampanga joined the player pool a day after La Salle was beaten by University of the Philippines in the UAAP Final Four.

    The draft is set on May 15.

    Still seeing action in the UAAP, Ateneo Blue Eagles Gian Mamuyac, Tyler Tio and BJ Andrade have also entered the PBA Draft.

    Shaun Ildefonso of National University, which fell short of the UAAP semifinals, has also thrown his name in the hat.

    Jeo Ambohot and Christian Fajarito of Letran, which is set to play in the NCAA Finals, have also submitted their applications.

    UST scores another straight-sets win

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    UNIVERSITY of Sto. Tomas, La Salle, National University, University of the Philippines and are in the top half of the standings after two playdates in the UAAP volleyball tournament.

    The Tigresses made it two consecutive straight-sets wins, while the Lady Bulldogs, Lady Spikers and Lady Maroons also improved their win-loss records to 2-0.

    UST defeated University of the East, 25-16, 25-22, 25-20, another straightforward win after making short work of Far Eastern University in the opener.

    The Lady Spikers routed Adamson, 25-21, 25-20, 25-14, while the Lady Bulldogs also improved to 2-0 with a 25-22, 25-15, 22-25, 25-22 win over Ateneo.

    The Lady Maroons, meanwhile, overcame the Lady Tamaraws, 25-12, 25-22, 24-26, 27-29, 15-11.

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