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 3. Bucaneros 19-17 
 4. Gigantes 16-20 
 5. Panteras 13-23 
Western Conference
 1. Cocodrilos 25-11 
 2. Guaros 24-12 
 3. Trotamundos 22-14 
 4. Toros 12-24 
 5. Gaiteros 7-29 
Last:5/31/2017
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 2. Cangrejeros 12-6 
 3. Metropolitanos 11-9 
 4. Aduaneros 10-8 
 5. Comuna 8-10 
 6. Atleticos 0-20 
Last:12/20/2017
LNB II Standings
 1. Marineros 7-3 
 2. Guarenas 5-1 
 3. Monagas 4-4 
 4. Univ. de Caripito 4-4 
 5. Tatuyes 0-8 
Last:12/20/2017
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 2 Fuerza Regia 2-0 
 3 Arecibo 0-2 
 4 Soles 0-2 
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 3 Paulistano 0-0 
 4 San Lorenzo 0-0 
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 4 Regatas C. 0-0 
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 2 Correcaminos 0-0 
 3 Guaros 0-0 
 4 San Salvador 0-0 
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 2 Pinheiros 2-1 
 3 Olimpia 1-2 
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 1 Guaros 3-0 
 2 Aguada 1-2 
 3 Cimarrones 1-2 
 4 Quilmes MP 1-2 
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  (203-F-83)
  Avg: 23.6
 1. Thornton, Gaiteros23.6 
 2. Suero, Gaiteros22.3 
 3. Gilder, Panteras22.0 
 4. Fuller, Toros19.4 
 5. Hamilton, Bucan.18.9 
 6. Tarrant, Gigantes18.3 
 7. Powell, Trotamun.18.1 
 8. Brown, Gigantes18.0 
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 10. Flowers, Cocodrilos16.2 
Rebounds Per Game
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  Gigantes
  (199-F-78)
  Avg: 11
 1. Sucre, Gigantes11.0 
 2. Massie, Marinos10.3 
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 4. Sutton, Cocodrilos8.0 
 5. Guerrero, Toros8.0 
 6. Gransberry, Guaiquer.7.8 
 7. Hamilton, Bucan.7.5 
 8. Thornton, Gaiteros7.3 
 9. Graterol, Bucaneros7.2 
 10. Echenique, Guaros7.1 
Assists Per Game
 David CUBILLAN
  Trotamundos
  (181-PG-87)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Cubillan, Trotamundos7.5 
 2. Elliott, Cocodrilos6.3 
 3. Robinson, Guaros5.1 
 4. Downey, Guaiquer.4.9 
 5. Guillent, Guaros4.7 
 6. Centeno, Marinos4.4 
 7. Suero, Gaiteros4.2 
 8. Wormely, Gigantes4.2 
 9. Canty, Panteras4.1 
 10. Cedeno, Bucaneros3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Carl ELLIOTT
  Cocodrilos
  (193-G-83)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Elliott, Cocodrilos2.9 
 2. Downey, Guaiquer.1.8 
 3. Cazorla, Gigantes1.7 
 4. Suero, Gaiteros1.6 
 5. Wormely, Gigantes1.6 
 6. Chourio, Trotamun.1.5 
 7. Garcia, Cocodrilos1.5 
 8. Silva, Guaiqueries1.5 
 9. Sucre, Gigantes1.4 
 10. Hamilton, Bucan.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Maurice SUTTON
  Cocodrilos
  (211-C-89)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Sutton, Cocodrilos1.5 
 2. Garrett, Marinos1.4 
 3. Guerrero, Toros1.2 
 4. Carrera, Marinos1.2 
 5. Montano, Panteras1.0 
 6. Gay, Bucaneros0.9 
 7. Jackson, Gigantes0.9 
 8. Graterol, Bucaneros0.9 
 9. Flowers, Cocodrilos0.9 
 10. Thornton, Gaiteros0.9 

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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   




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We bring you last week's top performances from Venezuelans who are playing abroad and who all have had prior experience of national team duties at youth or senior level. This week's number one is an experienced former international small forward Donta Smith (201-83). He could not help New Basket BR (4-11) in their last game. Despite Smith's very good performance New Basket BR was edged 88-86 at home by the much higher-ranked (#7) MIA-RO Cantu.    [read more]

John Cox
John Cox selected the top Venezuelan playing abroad in last week's games - 14 days ago
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