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LPB Standings
Eastern Conference
 1. Marinos 21-15 
 2. Bucaneros 21-15 
 3. Guaiqueries 17-19 
 4. Gigantes 16-20 
 5. Panteras 15-21 
Western Conference
 1. Guaros 23-13 
 2. Cocodrilos 21-15 
 3. Trotamundos 19-17 
 4. Toros 15-21 
 5. Gaiteros 12-24 
LNB Standings
 1. Broncos 21-3 
 2. Guaros 2 21-3 
 3. Cangrejeros 15-9 
 4. Araguenos 13-11 
 5. Aduaneros 5-19 
 6. Estudiantes 5-19 
 7. Atleticos 4-20 
LNB II Standings
Group A
 1. Comuna 5-1 
 2. Marineros 4-2 
 3. Cayaurimas 3-1 
 4. Marinos 3-3 
 5. Cumanagotos 1-3 
 6. Duros 0-6 
Group B
 1. Estibadores 4-0 
 2. Guarenas 3-1 
 3. Saurios 3-3 
 4. Guacara 2-4 
 5. Tatuyes 0-4 
Points Per Game
 Wendell MCKINES
  Avg: 23.1
 1. McKines, Cocodrilos23.1 
 2. Gilder, Panteras23.1 
 3. Bassett, Gaiteros21.1 
 4. Shannon, Gaiteros20.3 
 5. Liz, Humacao20.0 
 6. Elliott, Cocodrilos19.5 
 7. Cubillan, Trotamun.18.4 
 8. Glenn, Don Bosco17.9 
 9. Wilkins, Guaros17.7 
 10. Barrett, Toros17.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dwayne JONES
  Avg: 14.5
 1. Jones, Guaiqueries14.5 
 2. Sucre, Gigantes9.5 
 3. McKines, Cocodrilos9.2 
 4. Mitchell, Cocodril.8.3 
 5. Famous, Bucaneros8.2 
 6. Lang, Regatas C.8.1 
 7. Okosa, Cupes7.9 
 8. Curtis, Gigantes7.4 
 9. Davis, Gaiteros7.0 
 10. Glenn, Don Bosco6.8 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 6
 1. Cubillan, Trotamun.6.0 
 2. Guillent, Guaros5.8 
 3. Elliott, Cocodrilos5.2 
 4. Barrett, Toros5.1 
 5. Barrera, Marinos5.0 
 6. Hamilton, Bucan.4.6 
 7. Sheard, Gigantes4.2 
 8. Rivera, Mayaguez4.0 
 9. Dixon, Marinos3.9 
 10. Baez, Gaiteros3.7 
Steals Per Game
  Avg: 2
 1. Elliott, Cocodrilos2.0 
 2. Coronado, Humacao1.8 
 3. Liz, Humacao1.7 
 4. Barrera, Marinos1.7 
 5. Rivera, Mayaguez1.5 
 6. Silva, Guaiqueries1.5 
 7. Carter, Toros1.5 
 8. Gilder, Panteras1.5 
 9. Withers, Panteras1.5 
 10. McKines, Cocodril.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Jeral DAVIS
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Davis, Gaiteros3.1 
 2. Mitchell, Cocodril.2.4 
 3. Penn, Guayama2.3 
 4. Oriakhi, Bucaneros1.8 
 5. Singlenton, Gigant.1.5 
 6. Davidson, Trotamun.1.4 
 7. Marriaga, Marinos1.2 
 8. Famous, Bucaneros1.1 
 9. Siler, Marinos1.0 
 10. Carrillo, Trotamu.1.0 

Greivis Vasquez selected the top Venezuelan playing abroad in last week's games - Dec 9, 2012

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Here is the weekly review of the top performing Venezuelan players, who play currently abroad.

Greivis Vasquez
Greivis Vasquez
   #1. This week's number one is an international point guard Greivis Vasquez (197-87, agency: Interperformances, college: Maryland, currently plays in NBA), who plays in the NBA. He could not help the New Orleans Hornets (5-14) in their last game. Despite Vasquez's very good performance the New Orleans Hornets were badly defeated 103-87 on the road by the Los Angeles Lakers. He was the second best scorer with 16 points. Vasquez also added 5 rebounds and dished 9 assists in 37 minutes on the court; quite an impressive performance considering it's only his third season in pro basketball. It was Hornets' third consecutive loss in a row. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Vasquez has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 12.4ppg, 3.7rpg, 8.6apg, 2FGP: 42.6%, 3FGP: 37.3% and FT: 77.8% in the 19 games he played so far. Vasquez is currently a member of the Venezuelan senior national team.

Luis Bethelmy
Luis Bethelmy
   #2. Second place goes to an international power forward Luis Bethelmy (200-86, currently plays in Mexico). He led Halcones Rojos to a victory over the 14th-ranked Osos (5-25) 100-89 in the Mexican LNBP (second division) last Thursday. Bethelmy was MVP of the game. He scored 26 points (!!!) and grabbed 9 rebounds. Halcones Rojos de Veracruz (23-7) is placed third in the LNBP. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. This season Bethelmy has very high stats. He averages: 16.3ppg, 6.9rpg, 1.2apg, 2FGP: 65.6%(99-151), 3FGP: 43.6% and FT: 68.9%. Bethelmy is in the roster of the Venezuelan senior national team.

John Cox
John Cox
   #3. The Venezuelan player who performed third best last week abroad was an international guard John Cox (196-81, college: USF, currently plays in EuroChallenge). He contributed to a 1-point Paris-Levallois' victory against the third-ranked Belfius Mons-Hainaut (2-3) 90-89 in the EuroChallenge on Tuesday night. Cox scored 7 points in 18 minutes. Paris-Levallois (4-1) is placed first in group E. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. They will play only one more game in the EuroChallenge Regular Season. And that game will be critical. This year Cox's overall stats are: 7.6ppg, 1.4rpg, 1.8apg, 2FGP: 35.7%, 3FGP: 33.3% and FT: 66.7% in the five games. He is a naturalized American. Cox is also a member of the Venezuelan senior national team. He used to play for Marinos de Anzoategui in Venezuelan league.

Jose Vargas
Jose Vargas
   #4. Swingman Jose Vargas (195-82, currently plays in Mexico) contributed to Soles' victory against the league leader Halcones UV Xalapa (26-4) 92-85 in the Mexican LNBP (second division) in Saturday night's game. Vargas recorded a double-double by scoring 11 points and getting 10 rebounds. He also added 3 assists. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Soles de Mexicali (25-5) is placed second in the LNBP. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. It's Vargas' first season with the team. Vargas has relatively good stats this year: 11.5ppg, 6.3rpg and 3.0apg. He is also Venezuelan national team player.

Michael Carrera
Michael Carrera
   #5. International forward Michael Carrera (196-93, currently plays college basketball in the States) contributed to an easy victory against the Jacksonville University 91-74 in the NCAA last Friday. Carrera scored 17 points, grabbed 9 rebounds and made 2 blocks in 24 minutes. The University of South Carolina has conference record this season. This year Carrera has relatively solid stats: 11.5ppg, 6.3rpg and 3.0apg in the eight games. He is a naturalized American. Carrera plays currently for the Venezuelan national team. Strangely he has never played in Venezuela.

Gregory Echenique
Gregory Echenique
   #6. Center Gregory Echenique (206-90, currently studies in the States) contributed to an easy victory against the University of Nebraska crushing them 64-42 in the NCAA on Thursday night. Echenique recorded a double-double by scoring 12 points and getting the same number of rebounds. He also added 2 blocks. The Creighton University has conference record this season. Echenique has reliable stats this year: 11.5ppg, 6.3rpg and 3.0apg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Venezuelan National Team roster.

Juan Coronado
Juan Coronado
   #7. International forward Juan Coronado (203-90, is currently at the American university) contributed to an Liberty's surprising victory against the Southern Virginia University (6-4) crushing them 76-51 in the NCAA last Tuesday. Coronado scored 6 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. The Liberty University has conference record this season. Coronado's total stats this year are: 3.4ppg and 2.3rpg. He is also Venezuelan national team player.

One more player who has never been selected to any of national teams, but has Venezuelan passport:

   #1. Javier Roman (207-F/C-80, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) could not help Leyma Basquet (5-5) to beat Leche Rio Breogan (6-4). Roman scored 5 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 17 minutes. Leyma Basquet was edged 71-69 on the road by the higher-ranked (#4) Leche Rio Breogan. It was Leyma Basquet's fifth consecutive loss in a row. This year Roman's total stats are: 3.4ppg and 2.3rpg in the 10 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Venezuelan and Spanish.

Other top Venezuelan players, who play abroad:

Gregory Vargas (180-PG-86) plays for Halcones UV Xalapa in Mexican LNBP
Julio Miglionico (202-C-91) plays for Aguada in Uruguayan LUB
Angel Alexander Nelcha (205-C/F-68) plays for Limburg in German Regionalliga
Christopher Torres (184-F-89) plays for Grengewald in Luxembourg N2

Olimpico de La Banda inks Miguel Marriaga, ex Marinos - 4 days ago

Ciclista Olimpico de La Banda (LigaA) agreed terms with 32-year old Venezuela center Miguel Marriaga (205-102kg-84, agency: Pro Sports). He played last season at Marinos in Venezuela LPB league. In 32 games he had 5.7ppg, 5.2rpg and 1.1bpg. Marriaga helped them to win the regular season and make it to the semifinals. He also played that season for Toros (also in LPB) where in 14 games he recorded 7.8ppg, 4.8rpg and 1.4bpg. The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Ma...   [read more]

Vitoria adds Keyron Sheard to their roster, ex Gigantes - 5 days ago

Universo/Vitoria Salvador (NBB) added to their roster 30-year old American guard Keyron Sheard (188-84kg-86, college: Chattanooga, agency: Haylett Sports). He was about to sign at Gigantes in Venezuela LPB league. Sheard ended the last season at Indios de San Francisco in Dominican Rep. LNB where in two games he recorded 7.0ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.0apg and 1.0spg. But the most of that year he spent at Trigueros de Ciudad Obregon in Mexican CIBACOPA. In 7 games he averaged 11.1ppg, 2.0rpg and 2.6ap...   [read more]

Guaros ink Jordan Hamilton, ex Tofas - 6 days ago

Guaros de Lara (LPB) agreed terms with 26-year old American swingman Jordan Hamilton (201-103kg-90, college: Texas). He already started the season at Tofas in Turkish BSL league, but left the team few days ago. In only one game he recorded just 2 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists this season. The last season Hamilton played at Bucaneros where in 8 LPB games he had very impressive stats: 20.3ppg, 6.0rpg, 4.6apg and 1.4spg. He helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular seas...   [read more]

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