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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 selected the top Venezuelan playing abroad in last week's games - Jan 20, 2013

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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). He led New Orleans Hornets to a victory over the Philadelphia 76ers (17-23) 111-99 in the NBA in Tuesday night's game. Vasquez was MVP of the game. He recorded 23 points and added 9 passes in 36 minutes on the court; quite an impressive performance considering it's only Vasquez's third season in pro basketball. The New Orleans Hornets have rather weak 13-27 record this season. Vasquez has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 14.2ppg, 4.6rpg, 9.2apg, 2FGP: 45.6%, 3FGP: 38.0% and FT: 76.2% in the 40 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 EuroChallenge). He was the major contributor in Paris-Levallois' victory against the fourth-ranked Hapoel Holon (0-1) 83-66 in the EuroChallenge last Tuesday. Cox recorded 20 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists. Paris-Levallois (1-0) is placed second in group J. Cox's overall stats this season are: 8.6ppg, 1.7rpg, 1.7apg, 2FGP: 39.5%, 3FGP: 31.6% and FT: 72.7%. He is a naturalized American. Cox is in the roster of the Venezuelan senior national team. He used to play for Marinos de Anzoategui in Venezuelan league.

Gregory Echenique
Gregory Echenique
   #3. The Venezuelan player who performed third best last week abroad was an international center Gregory Echenique (206-90, currently plays college basketball in the States), who plays in the NCAA. Echenique could not help the Creighton (4-1) to beat the Wichita State University (6-1). He recorded 9 points, 13 rebounds and 5 blocks in 29 minutes. But the Creighton was edged 67-64 on the road by the Wichita State University. They ended the series of four consecutive victories. This year Echenique's overall stats are: 8.6ppg, 1.7rpg, 1.7apg, 2FGP: 39.5%, 3FGP: 31.6% and FT: 72.7% in the seven games. He is also a member of the Venezuelan senior national team.

Michael Carrera
Michael Carrera
   #4. Forward Michael Carrera (196-93, currently studies in the States) contributed to an overtime S.Carolina's victory against the Louisiana State University (0-4) 82-73 in the NCAA in Wednesday night's game. Carrera recorded a double-double by scoring 23 points and getting 10 rebounds. The University of South Carolina has 1-3 conference record this season. Carrera's total stats this year are: 8.6ppg, 1.7rpg and 1.7apg. He is a naturalized American. Carrera is also Venezuelan national team player. Strangely he has never played in Venezuela.

Juan Coronado
Juan Coronado
   #5. International forward Juan Coronado (203-90, is currently at the American university) was not able to help the Liberty (1-4) in their game against the High Point University (3-2) in the NCAA. Coronado recorded 5 points, 12 rebounds and 3 assists in 38 minutes. The Liberty lost in an overtime 72-77 in High Point, NC to the High Point University. This year Coronado's total stats are: 8.6ppg, 1.7rpg and 1.7apg in the seven games. He plays currently for the Venezuelan national team.

Anthony Perez
Anthony Perez
   #6. Forward Anthony Perez (206-93, currently plays college basketball in the States) managed to help The University of Mississippi in a victory in overtime against the Vanderbilt University (1-2) 89-79 in the NCAA in Tuesday night's game. Perez scored only 3 points in 7 minutes on the court. The The University of Mississippi has 3-0 conference record this season. So far his team won all three games in the conference. It's Perez's first year with the team. He has averaged so far 3.6ppg and 2.1rpg in the 15 games. Perez is an international player who is currently on the senior Venezuelan National Team roster.

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

   #1. Experienced Javier Roman (207-F/C-80, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) could not help Leyma Basquet (6-9) to beat Palencia Baloncesto (9-6). Roman did not beat the league record on Friday evening. He scored only 3 points. Leyma Basquet was defeated 69-63 on the road by the higher-ranked Palencia_Baloncesto (#4). It was Leyma Basquet's fourth consecutive loss in a row. Roman has averaged so far 3.6ppg and 2.1rpg. 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
Luis Bethelmy (200-F/C-86) plays for Halcones Rojos 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
Miguel Fernandez (194-F-92) plays for Bucaros in Colombian Copa Federacion
Adan Reyes (188-PG-83) plays for Bucaros in Colombian Copa Federacion
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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