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LPB Standings
Eastern Conference
 1. Guaiqueries 23-13 
 2. Marinos 19-17 
 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 
Full Standings
Last:5/31/2017
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
 Al THORNTON
  Gaiteros
  (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 
 9. Swann, Marinos16.8 
 10. Flowers, Cocodrilos16.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Christophe MASSIE
  Marinos
  (206-C/F-77)
  Avg: 11
 1. Massie, Marinos11.0 
 2. Sucre, Gigantes11.0 
 3. Salcedo, Gaiteros9.1 
 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. Julio, Panteras7.0 
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, Marinos4.6 
 7. Wormely, Gigantes4.2 
 8. Suero, Gaiteros4.2 
 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. Wormely, Gigantes1.6 
 5. Suero, Gaiteros1.6 
 6. Garcia, Cocodrilos1.5 
 7. Chourio, Trotamun.1.5 
 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. Carrera, Marinos1.2 
 4. Guerrero, Toros1.2 
 5. Montano, Panteras1.0 
 6. Jackson, Gigantes0.9 
 7. Thornton, Gaiteros0.9 
 8. Graterol, Bucaneros0.9 
 9. Gay, Bucaneros0.9 
 10. Lang, Bucaneros0.9 
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Gregory Vargas selected the top Venezuelan playing abroad in last week's games - Mar 19, 2017


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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.


Gregory Vargas
Gregory Vargas
   #1. This week's number one is an international point guard Gregory Vargas (180-86, agency: Pro Sports, currently plays in Israel). He led Maccabi Haifa to a victory over the closely-ranked Hapoel Eilat (12-10) 81-72 in the Israeli Winner League in Sunday night's game. Vargas was MVP of the game. He recorded 23 points, 4 assists and 3 steals in 29 minutes on the court. Maccabi Hunter Haifa (11-11) is placed sixth in the Winner League. It's Vargas' first season with the team. Vargas has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 15.4ppg, 5.5rpg, 6.5apg, 1.8spg, 2FGP: 50.6%, 3FGP: 33.3% and FT: 64.3% in 10 games he played so far. Ex-Protectores de Miranda BBC player is currently a member of the Venezuelan senior national team.

Francisco Centeno
Francisco Centeno
   #2. Second place goes to former international swingman Francisco Centeno (201-85, currently plays in Chile). He could not help AB Ancud (0-2) in their last game. Despite Centeno's very good performance the first-placed AB Ancud (0-2) was edged 95-92 on the road by the leading Osorno Basquetbol in the Conferencia Sur. He was the top scorer with 32 points. Centeno also added 4 rebounds in 35 minutes. Centeno has very impressive stats this year: 20.2ppg, 7.1rpg, 2.0apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 59.3%(243-410), 3FGP: 35.4% and FT: 62.5% in 37 games. He played for the Venezuelan national team in 2012.

Luis Valera
Luis Valera
   #3. The Venezuelan player who performed third best last week abroad was former international forward Luis Valera (202-88, agency: Duran International, college: UTRGV, currently plays in Spain). Valera was the main contributor in Azuqueca's victory against the sixth-ranked Nautico KIA Tenerife (14-8) 97-89 in the Spanish EBA (fourth division) last Saturday. He was the best player in that game. Valera scored 29 points (!!!) and grabbed 7 rebounds in 30 minutes. Isover Basket Azuqueca (15-8) is placed fifth in Group B. Valera has relatively good stats this year: 12.7ppg, 7.0rpg, 3FGP: 37.3% and FT: 72.3% in 23 games. He played for the Venezuelan national team two years ago.

Miguel Ruiz
Miguel Ruiz
   #4. Forward Miguel Ruiz (197-90, also represented by Pro Sports, currently plays in Argentina) was not able to help Libertad Sunchales in their game against Estudiantes Concordia (29-13) in the Argentinian LigaA. Ruiz did not beat the league record on Friday evening. He scored only 2 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. Libertad Sunchales (#7) was defeated 81-72 in Concordia by the second-ranked Estudiantes in the Norte group. Ruiz's overall stats this season are: 5.8ppg, 7.4rpg and 1.2spg. He is also Venezuelan national team player.

Jhornan Zamora
Jhornan Zamora
   #5. Former international guard Jhornan Zamora (196-89, currently plays in Spain) contributed to a Palencia Baloncesto's victory against the league outsider Marin (6-22) 84-74 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) in Saturday night's game. Zamora recorded 9 points in 22 minutes. Quesos Cerrato de Palencia (19-9) is placed third in the LEB Gold. This year Zamora has relatively solid stats: 10.9ppg, 2.4rpg and 1.6apg in 28 games. He used to play for the Venezuelan national team two years ago.


The list of other players, who all have Venezuelan passport but never been selected to any of Venezuelan national teams:

   #1. Experienced Clarence Matthews (201-PF-83, college: Tennessee St., currently plays in Uruguay) could not help Goes (18-10) in their last game on Friday. Despite Matthews' very good performance his team was edged 79-77 in a derby game by the much lower-ranked Trouville (#8) in the Promocional 2 group. He was the top scorer with 18 points. Matthews also added 7 rebounds and 4 blocks. Matthews has relatively good stats this season: 11.5ppg, 7.5rpg and 1.7apg. He is a naturalized American. Matthews used to play for Gigantes de Guayana in Venezuelan league.

   #2. Juan Fontena (196-F-87, currently plays in Chile) led Osorno Basquetbol to a victory against the fourth-ranked Las Animas (16-18) 92-80 in the Chilean Liga Nacional in Wednesday night's game. Fontena recorded 15 points, 7 rebounds and 2 blocks. Osorno Basquetbol (22-10) is placed first in Conferencia Sur. Fontena has relatively good stats this season: 11.2ppg, 7.0rpg and 1.4apg. He has a dual citizenship: Venezuelan and Chilean.

   #3. Rafael Melgarejo (184-G-91, currently plays in Spain) was not able to help AEC Collblanc in their game against Olivar (9-12) in the Spanish EBA (fourth division). Melgarejo cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only one point. AEC Collblanc (#7) was badly defeated 77-60 on the road by the lower-ranked Olivar (#9) in the Group C-A. It was AEC Collblanc's fifth consecutive loss in a row. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. This season Melgarejo averages only 4.9ppg.

   #4. Victor Diaz Jr. (190-G, currently plays in NAIA) was not able to secure a victory for the Southwestern Christian University (11-7) in their game against the Central Baptist College (14-8) in the NAIA. He cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. Diaz Jr. recorded only 2 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 12 minutes. The Southwestern Christian University lost 72-78 in Conway to the Central Baptist College. The Regular Season already ended in the NAIA. This year Diaz Jr.'s overall stats are: 3.7ppg and 2.6rpg in 32 games he played so far.   




Gregory
Echenique
LPB Round 2 of Finals. Guaros celebrate second consecutive win - 1 day ago
Guaros - Marinos 99-85 Guaros overcame Marinos to take 2-0 lead in the championship series. Guaros had a 27-15 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. International center Gregory Echenique (206-90, college: Creighton, agency: Pensack Sports) had a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!) to lead the charge for the winners and the former international swingman Jose Vargas...   [read more]

Nate
Robinson
LPB Round 1 of Finals. Guaros celebrate opening victory - 2 days ago
Guaros - Marinos 96-94 Guaros outscored Marinos to gain 1-0 lead in the championship series. Guaros made 16-of-20 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. American point guard Nate Robinson (175-84, college: Washington) stepped up and scored 27 points and 6 assists for the winners and international forward Luis Bethelmy (200-86) chipped in 15 points and 6 rebounds. At the losing side American power forward Christophe Massie (206-77, college: Memphis) responded with a double-double by s...   [read more]

Michael
Hicks
Marinos add Hicks to their roster - 3 days ago
Marinos de Anzoategui (LPB) added to their roster experienced 41-year old Panamanian forward Michael Hicks (196-93kg-76, college: Texas A&M-CC). He played last season at Hebraica in Uruguayan LUB league. In 37 games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.9ppg, 4.7rpg, 2.4apg and 1.3spg. Hicks helped them to win the league title (twice) (also twice). A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Latinbasket.com Uruguay LUB All-Imports Team, 2nd Team and to the All-Star Game....   [read more]


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