-year old forward Steffphon Pettigrew (195-F) had an amazing evening in the last round for Abejas and receives a Latinbasket.com LNBP Player of the Week award for round 21. He had a double-double of 29 points and 14 rebounds, while his team beat Corr.Victoria (#11, 7-14) 90-79. Abejas is placed at 7th position in Mexican LNBP. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Abejas will need more victories to improve their 12-9 record. In the team's last game Pettigrew had a remarkable 64.7% from 2-point range. He turned to be Abejas' top player in his first season with the team. Steffphon Pettigrew averages this season 19.8ppg and 6.6rpg.
Second best performed player last round was Rodney Alexander (201-F-87) of Corr.Victoria. He is American forward in his first season at Corr.Victoria. In the last game Alexander recorded impressive 30 points and 7 rebounds. Bad luck as Corr.Victoria lost that game 79-90 to the higher-ranked Abejas (#7, 12-9). Corr.Victoria managed to keep the same 11th spot in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 7-14 record. Alexander is a newcomer at Corr.Victoria and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 24.1ppg (#2). He also registered 9.3 boards per game.
Third place about best performers goes to forward Jerome Habel (208-F-85) of Barreteros (#10). Habel scored 29 points and grabbed eleven rebounds (!!!). Despite Habel's great performance Barreteros lost 73-92 to the higher-ranked Halc.Rojos (#4, 16-5). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Barreteros ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 11 games, recording just ten victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Habel could help Barreteros to bring them higher in the standings. Habel has a very solid season. In 18 games in Mexico he scored 19.4ppg. He also has 7.8rpg, 2.1bpg and FGP: 62.1%.
Other top performing players last week: 4. Antonio Garcia (203-F/C-76) of Panteras - 23 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists 5. Shannon Shorter (193-G-89) of Gansos - 37 points and 7 rebounds 6. Giovanni Silva) of Gansos - 22 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists 7. Carl Elliott (193-G-83) of Soles - 27 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists 8. Ricardo Melendez (179-PG-83) of Panteras - 32 points and 9 assists 9. Mike Williams (201-F/C-85) of Pioneros - 22 points and 10 rebounds 10. Babacar Camara (211-C-81) of Lechugueros - 17 points and 13 rebounds
The Player of the week is chosen based on efficiency calculation, but also including game result, importance of the game, if played recorded double-double/triple-double, etc. The efficiency formula is a combination of various formulas used by different basketball organizations/leagues. We got involved many basketball scouts and journalists to assure it's accuracy. The formula: 1.5*PTS + 3* (REB+AST+ST+BL-TO) - 2*BSAG - 4*PF + 3*PFRV + 4* (2FGPM+3FGPM) + 1.5*FTM - 3* (2FGPA-2FGPM) - 3* (3FGPA-3FGPM) - (FTA-FTM)
LNBP Round 3 of Quarter-Finals. Garzas, Soles and Fuerza Regia advance into semis - 4 hours ago
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Barreteros - Garzas 75-98 Garzas fired past Barreteros to seal their semifinal appearance. The game was mostly controlled by Garzas. Barreteros managed to win second period 28-26. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Barreteros 37-26 including a 29-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. Garzas looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. It was a great evening for Puerto Rican forward William Orozco (201-85, agency: Paris Global... [read more]
Garzas fired past Barreteros to seal their semifinal appearance. The game was mostly controlled by Garzas. Barreteros managed to win second period 28-26. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Barreteros 37-26 including a 29-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. Garzas looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. It was a great evening for Puerto Rican forward William Orozco (201-85, agency: Paris Global Sports) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 rebounds. The former international forward Stephen Soriano (200-85, college: Colorado Mesa) helped adding 23 points. Garzas' coach felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was American guard Brandon Provost (190-90, college: UTRGV) with 16 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and the other American import center Benjamin Puckett (205-83, college: Clayton St.) scored 19 points and 6 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Top scorers: Barreteros: B.Puckett 19+6reb+1ast, P.Marigney 17+4reb+2ast, B.Provost 16+7reb+4ast, M.Gwynne 12+3reb+3ast, C.Jones 9+5reb+6ast, S.Escobar 2 Garzas: S.Soriano 23+4reb+3ast, M.Samarco 22+2reb+2ast, W.Orozco 19+11reb+1ast, T.White 17+2reb+8ast, B.Manjarres 8+5reb+6ast, A.Oriakhi 5+1reb
Soles cruised past Indios on the road to sweep the series. The game was mostly controlled by Soles. Ciudad was better in fourth quarter 17-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They shot 60.6 percent from the field. It was a great shooting night for Soles especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.4 percentage. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. It was an exceptional evening for American power forward Justin Keenan (202-88, college: Ferris St.) who led the winners and scored 34 points (!!!). The former international point guard Pedro Meza (186-85, college: Arizona W. CC, agency: Pro Sports) accounted for 12 points and 6 assists for the winning side. American swingman Marcus Morrison (198-84, college: Middle Tenn.St.) came up with 32 points and forward Jorge Camacho (203-89, college: E.Kentucky) added 11 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Ciudad in the defeat. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Top scorers: Indios: M.Morrison 32+3reb, A.Solares 11+3reb+3ast, J.Camacho 11+6reb+2ast, L.Gibson 8+3reb+1ast, T.Bennett 6+6reb+6ast, J.Avalos 6 Soles: J.Keenan 34+4reb+3ast, L.Martinez 14+6reb, P.Meza 12+4reb+6ast, J.Robinson 9+1reb+3ast, A.Perez 9+2reb+5ast, J.Carter 8+2reb
Panteras toppled Toros to force the fourth game in the quarterfinal series. Toros trailed by 11 points at halftime and as many as 22 after three quarters before a 29-16 last quarter charge cut the deficit to 70-79 at the end of the game. Panteras made 22-of-28 free shots (78.6 percent) during the game. Panteras outrebounded Toros 41-29 including 30 on the defensive glass. 24 personal fouls committed by Toros helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was the former international center Isaac Gutierrez (204-84) who had a double-double by scoring 21 points and 12 rebounds. The former international power forward Fernando Benitez (204-89) chipped in 18 points and 8 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Roberto Nelson (190-91, college: Oregon St.) who recorded 16 points and 8 assists and the other American import forward Adrian Henning (203-82, college: Austin Peay St., agency: Pro Sports) added 16 points and 5 rebounds respectively. Toros' coach Jose Martinez Boglio rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Top scorers: Toros: R.Nelson 16+2reb+8ast, A.Henning 16+5reb+2ast, A.Franklin 10+5reb+1ast, Q.Gonzalez 5+4reb+2ast, L.Mata 5+4reb, J.Manuel Esteva 4+5reb+2ast Panteras: I.Gutierrez 21+12reb+3ast, F.Benitez 18+8reb+1ast, K.Scott 10+4reb+4ast, J.Alfredo Casillas 9+5reb+2ast, J.Villalobos 6+1reb, R.Cotto 6+1reb+3ast
Fuerza Regia claim the semifinal tickets as they beat Santos on the road. The game was mostly controlled by Fuerza Regia. Santos was better in third quarter 23-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a good game for the former international Hector Hernandez (205-85, college: Fresno St., agency: BeoBasket) who led his team to a victory with 17 points. International forward Juan Anderson (198-93, college: Marquette) contributed with 14 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. American forward BJ West (211-89, college: Jackson St.) answered with 21 points and 8 rebounds and the other American import forward Greg Smith (198-91, college: Colorado St.) added 23 points in the effort for Santos. Five Fuerza Regia and four Santos players scored in double figures. Santos' coach Andres Contreras tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Top scorers: Santos: G.Smith 23+4reb+1ast, B.West 21+8reb+2ast, X.Roberson 11+1reb+1ast, I.Avalos 10+1reb+1ast, F.Rosales 5+1reb, L.Ramirez 5+2reb+3ast Fuerza Regia: H.Hernandez 17+4reb+2ast, A.Panko 14+3reb+3ast, J.Anderson 14+6reb+2ast, C.Cortes 14+2reb, C.Rivera 12+1reb+6ast, J.Akindele 10+7reb+2ast
Steffphon Pettigrew (ex Abejas) agreed terms with GECR Indalo - 4 hours ago
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Gimnasia-Indalo Esgr.Comodoro Rivadavia (LigaA) inked 28-year old American forward Steffphon Pettigrew (196-100kg-89, college: W.Kentucky, agency: HMS). He started the season at Abejas in Mexican LNBP. In 25 games he recorded very impressive stats: 17.1ppg, 6.2rpg and 2.4apg this season. A very good year in his career as he was voted to Mexican LNBP All-Star Game. The last season Pettigrew played at Chorale de Roanne in French ProB where in 34 games he averaged 13.8ppg and 5.7rpg. Among o... [read more]
Gimnasia-Indalo Esgr.Comodoro Rivadavia (LigaA) inked 28-year old American forward Steffphon Pettigrew (196-100kg-89, college: W.Kentucky, agency: HMS). He started the season at Abejas in Mexican LNBP. In 25 games he recorded very impressive stats: 17.1ppg, 6.2rpg and 2.4apg this season. A very good year in his career as he was voted to Mexican LNBP All-Star Game. The last season Pettigrew played at Chorale de Roanne in French ProB where in 34 games he averaged 13.8ppg and 5.7rpg. Among other achievements Pettigrew's team made it to the Uruguay LUB Semifinals in 2012. He received also Latinbasket.com All-Mexican LNBP 2nd Team award back in 2014. Pettigrew is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to five different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Pettigrew has played previously professionally also in Philippines (TNT Ka Tropa), Puerto Rico (Santeros), Venezuela (Marinos) and Uruguay (Aguada). He attended Western Kentucky University until 2011 and it is his sixth season in pro basketball.
Gustavo Ayon selected the top Mexican playing abroad in last week's games - 2 days ago
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Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Mexicans who are currently playing abroad. This week's number one is an international power forward Gustavo Ayon (207-85). Heto a victory against the 14th-ranked Unics Kazan in the Euroleague in Thursday night's game.
Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Mexicans who are currently playing abroad.
#1. This week's number one is an international power forward Gustavo Ayon (207-85, college: San Jose St., currently plays in Euroleague). He led his Spanish team Real Madrid to a victory against the 14th-ranked Unics Kazan (7-15) 81-77 in the Euroleague in Thursday night's game.
Ayon recorded 12 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 23 minutes on the court.
Real Madrid (17-5) is placed first in group A.
It was his team's eighth consecutive victory in a row.
This year Ayon averages: 9.9ppg, 5.1rpg, 2.4apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 69.5%(98-141) and FT: 46.7% in 22 games he played so far.
He is currently a member of the Mexican senior national team.
#2. Second place goes to an international guard Francisco Cruz (190-89, college: Wyoming, currently plays in Spain). Cruz could not help one of league's weakest teams Baloncesto Fuenlabrada (9-11) to beat RETAbet BB (9-10).
He scored 7 points.
Baloncesto Fuenlabrada was defeated 82-76 on the road by the higher-ranked RETAbet BB (#9).
Cruz's overall stats this season are: 9.7ppg, 1.4rpg, 2.1apg, 2FGP: 58.3%(56-96), 3FGP: 31.6% and FT: 81.8%.
Ex-Fuerza Guinda Nogales player is in the roster of the Mexican senior national team.
#3. The Mexican player who performed third best last week abroad was former University international forward Mauricio Cheda (198-90, college: UTEP, currently plays in Spain). He contributed to Cambados' victory against the closely-ranked Sammic ISB (14-6) 79-70 in the Spanish LEB Silver (third division) in Saturday night's game.
Cheda scored 7 points.
Xuven Cambados (13-7) is placed fifth in the LEB Silver.
It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row.
It's Cheda's first season with the team.
His overall stats this year are: 3.4ppg, 1.1rpg and FT: 55.6%.
Cheda played for the Mexican university national team four years ago.
#4. Forward Ivan Venegas (203-97, currently plays college basketball in the States) managed to help The Univ.of Texas at El Paso to win against the University of Southern Mississippi (8-5) crushing them 80-50 in the NCAA on Saturday night.
He recorded only 2 points.
The The Univ.of Texas at El Paso has 7-5 conference record this season.
This year Venegas averages just 0.6ppg.
He used to play for the Mexican U18 national team
back in 2014.
The list of other players, who all have Mexican passport but never been selected to any of Mexican national teams:
#1.Kelvin Jones (211-C-97, currently plays college basketball in the States) contributed to an easy victory against the University of Southern Mississippi (8-5) crushing them 80-50 in the NCAA on Saturday night.
He recorded 6 points, 6 rebounds and 2 blocks in 17 minutes.
The The Univ.of Texas at El Paso has 7-5 conference record this season.
This year Jones' overall stats are: 3.3ppg, 3.8rpg and 1.1bpg in 23 games he played so far.
#2.Ray Barreno (208-C-94, currently studies in the States), who plays in the NCAA could not help the one of league's weakest teams one of league's weakest teams Portland (2-12) to beat the Loyola Marymount University (6-8).
He recorded 6 points in only 9 minutes.
The Portland lost 60-66 at home to the Loyola Marymount University.
There are only three games left until the end of the NCAA Regular Season. So now every game will be critical.
This year Barreno's overall stats are: 3.3ppg and 4.6rpg in 20 games.
#3.James Anacreon (201-F-90, college: Valdosta St., currently plays in Spain) was not able to help Albacete in their game against L'Hospitalet (8-12) in the Spanish LEB Silver (third division).
Anacreon scored 5 points in 11 minutes.
Albacete lost 58-66 on their home court in Albacete to the higher-ranked (#12) L'Hospitalet.
It was Albacete's fifth consecutive loss in a row.
This year Anacreon's overall stats are: 7.6ppg and 3.9rpg in eight games.
He is a naturalized American.
Anacreon used to play for Gigantes Edomex Toluca in Mexican league.
#4.Miguel Martinez (201-F, currently plays in NAIA) managed to help John Brown University to win against the Mid-America Christian University 74-70 in the NAIA last Saturday.
He scored only 3 points.
The John Brown University has 7-8 record this season.
There are only three games left until the end of the NAIA Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial.
Martinez's overall stats this season are: 3.2ppg and 3.4rpg.
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