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LPB Standings
Eastern Conference
 1. Bucaneros 8-6 
 2. Gigantes 6-4 
 3. Guaiqueries 6-6 
 4. Marinos 3-5 
 5. Panteras 3-9 
Western Conference
 1. Cocodrilos 13-1 
 2. Trotamundos 6-6 
 3. Gaiteros 3-5 
 4. Guaros 3-5 
 5. Toros 3-7 
Full Standings
Last:3/28/2017
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 
Last:9/7/2016
LNB II Standings
Group A
 1. Marineros 16-4 
 2. Comuna 14-6 
 3. Cayaurimas 12-8 
 4. Cumanagotos 9-11 
 5. Marinos 9-11 
 6. Duros 0-20 
Group B
 1. Estibadores 14-2 
 2. Guarenas 12-4 
 3. Saurios 6-10 
 4. Tatuyes 5-11 
 5. Guacara 3-13 
Last:11/21/2016
Liga Americas Stage Two Standings
Group E
 1. Fuerza Regia 3-0 
 2. Guaros 2-1 
 3. La Union 1-2 
 4. Soles 0-3 
Group F
 1. Ponce 2-1 
 2. Weber Bahia 2-1 
 3. Hebraica 1-2 
 4. San Lorenzo 1-2 
Stage One Standings
Last:3/8/2017
Liga Sudamericana Stage Two Standings
Group E
 1. Weber Bahia 3-0 
 2. Olimpico LB 2-1 
 3. Brasilia 1-2 
 4. Guaros 0-3 
Group F
 1. Mogi 3-0 
 2. Hebraica 2-1 
 3. Paulistano 1-2 
 4. GECR Indalo 0-3 
Stage One Standings
Last:12/12/2016
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Juan Miguel SUERO
  Gaiteros
  (198-SG-93)
  Avg: 24.1
 1. Suero, Gaiteros24.1 
 2. Thornton, Gaiteros21.0 
 3. Fuller, Toros18.6 
 4. Vaughn, Gaiteros18.3 
 5. Flores, Guaiqueries18.2 
 6. Flowers, Cocodrilos18.1 
 7. Sucre, Gigantes18.0 
 8. Hamilton, Bucan.17.9 
 9. Guerrero, Toros17.3 
 10. Melvin, Guaiqueries16.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Axiers SUCRE
  Gigantes
  (199-F-78)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Sucre, Gigantes11.5 
 2. Guerrero, Toros9.5 
 3. Salcedo, Gaiteros9.2 
 4. Melvin, Guaiqueries8.1 
 5. Graterol, Bucaneros8.1 
 6. Sutton, Cocodrilos8.0 
 7. Garrett, Marinos7.8 
 8. Sakakini, Trotamun.7.7 
 9. Vaughn, Gaiteros7.2 
 10. Echenique, Guaros6.8 
Assists Per Game
 David CUBILLAN
  Trotamundos
  (181-PG-87)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Cubillan, Trotamundos7.1 
 2. Guillent, Guaros5.0 
 3. Canty, Panteras4.3 
 4. Downey, Guaiquer.4.2 
 5. Urdaneta, Gaiteros4.0 
 6. Cedeno, Bucaneros3.7 
 7. Cazorla, Gigantes3.7 
 8. Suero, Gaiteros3.6 
 9. Tarrant, Gigantes3.5 
 10. Paul, Cocodrilos3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Devan DOWNEY
  Guaiquer.
  (175-G-87)
  Avg: 2
 1. Downey, Guaiquer.2.0 
 2. Sucre, Gigantes1.6 
 3. Chiquito, Gaiteros1.6 
 4. Garcia, Cocodrilos1.6 
 5. Macuare, Gaiteros1.5 
 6. Suero, Gaiteros1.5 
 7. Cazorla, Gigantes1.5 
 8. Flowers, Cocodrilos1.5 
 9. Guerrero, Toros1.4 
 10. Acosta, Panteras1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Julian VAUGHN
  Gaiteros
  (208-C-88)
  Avg: 2
 1. Vaughn, Gaiteros2.0 
 2. Garrett, Marinos1.8 
 3. Sutton, Cocodrilos1.6 
 4. Thornton, Gaiteros1.5 
 5. Guerrero, Toros1.0 
 6. Echenique, Guaros0.9 
 7. Flowers, Cocodrilos0.9 
 8. Bethelmy, Guaros0.9 
 9. Graterol, Bucaneros0.9 
 10. Garibay, Guaiqueries0.9 
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Round 8 (Regular Season)

Gaiteros 53% Mar.31 Gigantes
Panteras Mar.31 Trotamundos 54%
Marinos 52% Mar.31 Bucaneros
Toros Mar.31 Guaiqueries 55%
Cocodrilos 85% Mar.31 Guaros
Panteras Mar.30 Trotamundos 54%
Marinos 52% Mar.30 Bucaneros
Toros Mar.30 Guaiqueries 55%
Cocodrilos 85% Mar.30 Guaros
Gaiteros 53% Mar.30 Gigantes
John Cox gets MVP of the Week award for Venezuelan LPB - Mar 6, 2017


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John Cox
Experienced Naturalized American Guard John Cox (194-G-81, agency: Pensack Sports) put on an amazing game in the last round for league's leader Bucaneros and that's him to receive a Usbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 2.
The 35-year old guard had the game-high 24 points adding four assists for Bucaneros in his team's victory, helping them to edge out Panteras (#5, 0-2), the league's bottom-ranked team 77-75. It allowed Bucaneros to consolidate first place in the Venezuelan LPB. Bucaneros is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 2-2 record. It's Cox's second year at Bucaneros and it's hard to imagine this team without him. University of San Francisco graduate has very impressive stats this year. Cox is in league's top in points (9th best: 12.0ppg).

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 23-year old Dominican Rep. shooting guard Juan Miguel Suero (196-SG-93) of Gaiteros. Suero impressed basketball fans with 28 points, 2 rebounds and 4 assists. Bad luck as Gaiteros lost that game 62-69 to Cocodrilos (4-0). The season is still at the very beginning and this lost game may not be such crucial, of course if they start win the games. Let's wait for the next round. Suero is one of the most experienced players at Gaiteros and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 23.0ppg (#1).

The third best performed player last round was American Trey Gilder (206-PF-85) of Panteras (#5). Gilder scored 23 points and passed eleven assists (!!!). Despite Gilder's great performance Panteras lost 75-77 to Bucaneros (#1, 2-2). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. Panteras can only dream about fighting for top spots in Eastern Conference. They have awful season losing so far all 2 games. Too bad for Gilder he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Gilder has individually a great season in Venezuela. After only 2 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 19.0ppg (3rd best) and assists with 5.5apg (2nd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Luis Julio (201-F/C-80) of Panteras - 17 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Jordan Hamilton (201-G/F-90) of Bucaneros - 22 points and 9 rebounds
6. Sani Sakakini (204-C-88) of Trotamundos - 20 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists
7. John Flowers (200-F-89) of Cocodrilos - 17 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
8. David Cubillan (181-PG-87) of Trotamundos - 19 points and 10 assists
9. Michael Flores (192-G-85) of Guaiqueries - 25 points and 5 rebounds
10. Maurice Sutton (211-C-89) of Cocodrilos - 19 points and 10 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)   




Axiers Sucre
Sucre number one in Venezuela for round 7 - 3 hours ago
Former international Forward Axiers Sucre (199-F-78) put on an amazing game in the last round for second-ranked Gigantes, receiving a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 7. The 38-year old player had a double-double of 25 points and 15 rebounds, while his team edged out Toros (#5, 3-7) 96-94. Gigantes maintains the 2nd position in their group in Venezuelan LPB. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Gigantes will need more vict...   [read more]

Jose Vargas
LPB Round 7 of Regular Season - 1 day ago
There was no lack of interesting games this round. The round ended with defeat of the leader and favorites losing the games. The most crucial game of the last round was another loss of top-ranked Bucaneros (8-6) in Barquisimeto on Sunday night. Visitors were edged by third ranked Guaros (3-5) 92-90. Guaros dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Bucaneros' 26. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. 24 personal fouls com...   [read more]

Anthony Kent
Panteras tab Anthony Kent, ex Welcome - 2 days ago
Panteras de Miranda (LPB) inked experienced 34-year old American power forward Anthony Kent (208-102kg-83, college: Ball State). He played recently at Welcome in Uruguayan LUB league. In 14 games he recorded very impressive stats: 19.4ppg, 10.6rpg, 2.5apg and 1.4bpg this season. Kent also played earlier that season for another team Knicks in U.S. semi-pro league D-League where in four LUB games he averaged 3.8ppg and 1.8rpg. His team was Runner-Up of Japanese BJ League Western Division Re...   [read more]


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