Former San Sebastian College standout Ian Sangalang has finally signed on the dotted line, agreeing to a two-year deal with San Mig Coffee, the team that picked him No. 2 overall during the PBA Rookie Draft last month.
The 6-foot-7 Sangalang came to terms yesterday after the Mixers’ tuneup game against the Globalport Batang Pier at the Ronac Gym in San Juan. San Mig won the game, 92-89, with Sangalang scoring eight points.
The deal is similar to the maximum allowable for rookies with fellow freshmen Greg Slaughter, the No. 1 overall pick, and James Forrester (No. 4) of Barangay Ginebra, and Globalport’s Terrence Romeo (No. 5) and RR Garcia (No. 6).
The only difference, though, is the length of the deal, with the 21-year-old Sangalang negotiating for only two years with the others signing on for three-year contracts.
Still, Sangalang, the NCAA Most Valuable Player in 2012, will get maximum salary for a PBA newcomer worth P1.8 million with a monthly pay of P150, 000 on the first year of the deal, and P2.7 million on the second year for a monthly salary of P225,000.
At the end of his two-year contract, Sangalang will be eligible for the maximum salary of a PBA veteran that is P420,000. (WG)