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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 
Last:5/31/2017
LNB Standings
 1. Guaros 2 13-1 
 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
Liga Americas Standings
Group A
 1. Arecibo 0-0 
 2. Ferrocarril 0-0 
 3. Fuerza Regia 0-0 
 4. Soles 0-0 
Group B
 1. CDE Talca 0-0 
 2. Mogi 0-0 
 3. Paulistano 0-0 
 4. San Lorenzo 0-0 
Group C
 1. Estudiantes C. 0-0 
 2. Hebraica 0-0 
 3. Ponce 0-0 
 4. Regatas C. 0-0 
Group D
 1. Bauru 0-0 
 2. Correcaminos 0-0 
 3. Guaros 0-0 
 4. San Salvador 0-0 
Last:1/4/2018
Liga Sudamericana Standings
Group E
 1 Estudiantes C. 2-1 
 2 Pinheiros 2-1 
 3 Olimpia 1-2 
 4 Flamengo 1-2 
Group F
 1 Guaros 3-0 
 2 Aguada 1-2 
 3 Cimarrones 1-2 
 4 Quilmes MP 1-2 
Last:11/17/2017
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, Marinos16.5 
 10. Flowers, Cocodrilos16.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Axiers SUCRE
  Gigantes
  (199-F-78)
  Avg: 11
 1. Sucre, Gigantes11.0 
 2. Massie, Marinos10.3 
 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. 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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Powell number one in Venezuela for round 10 - Apr 10, 2017


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Powell
American Forward Ricardo Powell (199-F-83) had a very impressive game in the last round for second-ranked Trotamundos, receiving a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 10.
The 33-year old player was the main contributor (37 points, five rebounds and six assists) to his team's victory, helping them to edge out Gigantes (#3, 9-7) 86-85. Trotamundos 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. Trotamundos will need more victories to improve their 11-7 record. In the team's last game Powell had a remarkable five three-pointers out of 6 attempts. He just recently signed at Trotamundos, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Former University of South Carolina star has very solid stats this year. Powell is in league's top in points (4th best: 17.4ppg), rebounds (9th best: 6.4rpg) and averages impressive 48.1% from behind 3-point line.

The second best player in last round's games was 31-year old American Trey Gilder (206-PF-85) of Panteras. Gilder had a very good evening with 30 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. It was enough for Panteras to edge slightly higher-ranked Marinos (#4, 5-9) 96-92. Panteras' 5th position in Eastern Conference has not changed. 13 lost games are too many comparing to just five victories Panteras managed to get this year. Gilder is a newcomer at Panteras, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 18.4ppg (#5). He also registered 5.5 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was American guard Ricky Tarrant (188-G-93) of Gigantes (#3). Tarrant got into 30-points club by scoring 33 points in the last round. He was a key player of Gigantes, leading his team to a 93-84 win against #2 ranked Trotamundos in a game of the week. Gigantes needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams in Western Conference. Their record at this point is 9 victories and 7 lost games. Tarrant has a great season in Venezuela. After 12 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 18.3ppg (6th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Hector Romero (202-F/C-80) of Marinos - 28 points and 6 rebounds
5. Kyle Fuller (185-PG-92) of Toros - 33 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Josh Powell (206-F-83) of Trotamundos - 21 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Axiers Sucre (199-F-78) of Gigantes - 15 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Kentrell Gransberry (206-C-85) of Guaiqueries - 10 points and 20 rebounds
9. Kareem Canty (185-G-93) of Panteras - 21 points, 4 rebounds and 10 assists
10. Juan Herrera (197-F-81) of Marinos - 17 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists

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)   




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Donta Smith selected the top Venezuelan playing abroad in last week's games - 3 days ago
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 - 10 days ago
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 international guard John Cox (194-81, agency: Pensack Sports). He was the major contributor in a BBC Bayreuth's victory against the closely-ranked Brose Baskets in the German BBL in Tuesday night's game.    [read more]

Edwin
Mijares
Edwin Mijares (ex Metropolitanos) agreed terms with AB Ancud - 12 days ago
Asociacion Basquetbol Ancud (Liga Nacional) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old Venezuelan international guard Edwin Mijares (186-94). He played recently at Metropolitanos in Venezuelan LNB II. Among other achievements Mijares' team made it to the LNB Semifinals for two years in a row (2016 and 2017). He received also Latinbasket.com All-El Salvador Liga Mayor Torneo Clausura Defensive Player of the Year award in 2017. Mijares has been regularly called to Venezuelan Sen...   [read more]


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