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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 

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Greivis Vasquez's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Venezuelans playing currently abroad - Dec 23, 2012

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Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Venezuelans who are currently playing 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 (5-22) in their last game. Despite Vasquez's very good performance the New Orleans Hornets were edged 95-94 on the road by the Portland Trail Blazers. He had a double-double by scoring 23 points and making 11 passes. Vasquez also added 8 rebounds in 46 minutes on the court; quite an impressive performance considering it's only his third season in pro basketball. It was Hornets' 11th 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: 12.6ppg, 4.1rpg, 8.7apg, 2FGP: 42.6%, 3FGP: 36.3% and FT: 79.2% in the 27 games he played so far. Vasquez is currently a member of the Venezuelan senior national team.

John Cox
John Cox
#2. Second place goes to an international guard John Cox (196-81, college: USF, currently plays in France). He led Paris-Levallois to an easy victory against the 11th-ranked Poitiers (5-7) crushing them 90-65 in the French ProA last Saturday. Cox scored 12 points and had 4 steals. Paris-Levallois (8-4) is placed second in the ProA. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. It's Cox's first season with the team. His overall stats this year are: 8.8ppg, 2.3rpg, 1.8apg, 2FGP: 47.3%, 3FGP: 43.5% and FT: 68.2%. Cox is a naturalized American. He is in the roster of the Venezuelan senior national team. Cox used to play for Marinos de Anzoategui in Venezuelan league.

Luis Bethelmy
Luis Bethelmy
#3. The Venezuelan player who performed third best last week abroad was an international power forward Luis Bethelmy (200-86, currently plays in Mexico). He was the major contributor in a Halcones Rojos' victory against the closely-ranked Panteras (22-12) 91-84 in the Mexican LNBP (second division) on Thursday night. Bethelmy scored 16 points, had 8 rebounds and made 4 blocks in 33 minutes. Halcones Rojos de Veracruz (26-8) is placed third in the LNBP. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Bethelmy has very impressive stats this year: 15.8ppg, 7.1rpg, 1.3apg, 2FGP: 64.1% (109-170), 3FGP: 40.5% and FT: 68.2% in the 28 games. He is also a member of the Venezuelan senior national team.

Gregory Echenique
Gregory Echenique
#4. Center Gregory Echenique (206-90, currently plays college basketball in the States) led Creighton to an easy victory against the The University of Tulsa 71-54 in the NCAA in Wednesday night's game. Echenique scored 15 points, grabbed 8 rebounds and made 2 blocks. The Creighton University has conference record this season. This year Echenique has very high stats. He averages: 15.8ppg, 7.1rpg and 1.3apg. Echenique is also Venezuelan national team player.

Juan Coronado
Juan Coronado
#5. International forward Juan Coronado (203-90, agency: Dream Team Management, currently studies in the States), who plays in the NCAA was not able to help the Liberty in their last game. Despite his good performance the Liberty was badly defeated 87-69 in New Rochelle, NY by the Iona College. Coronado had a double-double by scoring 11 points and getting 14 rebounds. He also added 2 blocks in 25 minutes. Coronado has very impressive stats this year: 15.8ppg, 7.1rpg and 1.3apg in the 28 games. He plays currently for the Venezuelan national team.

Michael Carrera
Michael Carrera
#6. Forward Michael Carrera (196-93, is currently at the American university) led S.Carolina to a victory against the Manhattan College (1-1) 63-57 in the NCAA on Saturday night. Carrera scored 13 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. The University of South Carolina has conference record this season. This year Carrera has very high stats. He averages: 15.8ppg, 7.1rpg and 1.3apg. Carrera is a naturalized American. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Venezuelan National Team roster. Strangely Carrera has never played in Venezuela.

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 (6-6) to beat Ourense (0-4). He scored only 4 points in 14 minutes. Leyma Basquet lost 58-70 on the road to the lower-ranked (#11) Ourense. This year Roman's overall stats are: 3.8ppg and 2.3rpg in the 12 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Venezuelan and Spanish.

Other top Venezuelan players, who play abroad:

Windi Graterol (204-C-86) plays for Capitanes in Puerto Rican BSN
Gregory Vargas (180-PG-86) plays for Halcones UV Xalapa in Mexican LNBP
Jose Vargas (195-G/F-82) plays for Soles 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 - 1 day 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 - 2 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 - 3 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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