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 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 
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 4. Aduaneros 10-8 
 5. Comuna 8-10 
 6. Atleticos 0-20 
Last:12/20/2017
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 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. Correcaminos 0-0 
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 4. San Salvador 0-0 
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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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  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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  Gigantes
  (199-F-78)
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 4. Sutton, Cocodrilos8.0 
 5. Guerrero, Toros8.0 
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 7. Hamilton, Bucan.7.5 
 8. Thornton, Gaiteros7.3 
 9. Graterol, Bucaneros7.2 
 10. Echenique, Guaros7.1 
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 David CUBILLAN
  Trotamundos
  (181-PG-87)
  Avg: 7.5
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 2. Elliott, Cocodrilos6.3 
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 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 
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Steals Per Game
 Carl ELLIOTT
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  (193-G-83)
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 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 
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Gregory Vargas' double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Venezuelans playing currently abroad: - Apr 16, 2017


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Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Venezuelans who are currently playing abroad.


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 was the major contributor in a 2-point Maccabi Haifa's victory against the tenth-ranked Galil Gilboa (12-15) 84-82 in the Israeli Winner League in Sunday night's game. Vargas had a double-double by scoring 16 points and making 11 passes. He also added and 4 steals in 37 minutes on the court. Maccabi Hunter Haifa (14-13) 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: 15.2ppg, 5.0rpg, 6.7apg, 1.8spg, 2FGP: 53.0%, 3FGP: 33.9% and FT: 72.1% in 15 games he played so far. Ex-Protectores de Miranda BBC player is currently a member of the Venezuelan senior national team.

Donta Smith
Donta Smith
   #2. Second place goes to an experienced former international small forward Donta Smith (201-83, college: SE Illinois JC, currently plays in Puerto Rico). Smith led Piratas to a victory against the seventh-ranked Atleticos (2-3) 89-82 in the Puerto Rican BSN last Saturday. He scored 12 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and dished 8 assists. Piratas de Quebradillas (4-0) is placed first in the BSN. So far his team won all four games in the Regular Season. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Smith's overall stats this year are: 9.5ppg, 7.0rpg, 5.3apg, 1.8spg, 2FGP: 65.0%(13-20), 3FGP: 28.6%. He is a naturalized American. Smith played for the Venezuelan national team in 2015. He used to play for Marinos de Anzoategui in Venezuelan league.

Jose Materan
Jose Materan
   #3. The Venezuelan player who performed third best last week abroad was an international swingman Jose Materan (196-96, currently plays in Argentina). Materan managed to help Weber Bahia Blanca Basket in a victory against the tenth-ranked Echague (8-38) crushing them 88-63 in the Argentinian LigaA on Monday night. He scored only 3 points in 12 minutes. Weber Bahia Blanca Basket (25-18) is placed third in Sur group. This year Materan averages just 2.7ppg, 3FGP: 33.3% in three games. He is also a member of the Venezuelan senior national team.

Miguel Ruiz
Miguel Ruiz
   #4. Forward Miguel Ruiz (197-90, also represented by Pro Sports, currently plays in Argentina) contributed to a 1-point Libertad Sunchales' victory against the eighth-ranked La Union (21-28) 89-88 in the Argentinian LigaA in Monday night's game. Ruiz scored 7 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. Libertad Sunchales (23-23) is placed seventh in Norte group. Ruiz's overall stats this season are: 5.4ppg, 7.3rpg and 1.1spg. He is also Venezuelan national team player.

Freddy Toro
Freddy Toro
   #5. Former U18 international forward Freddy Toro (201-88, currently plays in Puerto Rico). Toro could not help Capitanes (2-2) to beat Piratas (4-0). He cannot count it as his best performance. Toro scored only 2 points in 1 minutes on the court. It was his first game for Capitanes this season. Capitanes was badly defeated 111-94 on the road by the leading Piratas. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. Toro used to play for the Venezuelan U18 national team twelve years ago.

Luis Valera
Luis Valera
   #6. Forward Luis Valera (202-88, agency: Duran International, college: UTRGV, currently plays in Spain) contributed to an easy victory against the seventh-ranked Villarrobledo (15-12) 85-69 in the Spanish EBA (fourth division) last Saturday. He scored 11 points. Isover Basket Azuqueca (18-9) is placed fifth in Group B. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Valera has relatively good stats this season: 12.0ppg and 6.6rpg. He is a former international player as he played for the Venezuelan senior 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. Juan Fontena (196-F-87, currently plays in Chile) was the major contributor in an Osorno Basquetbol's victory against the third-ranked Espanol de Talca (17-13) 84-67 in the Chilean Liga Nacional last Saturday. Fontena recorded 13 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 27 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group Conferencia Sur. Osorno Basquetbol (22-10) is placed first in Conferencia Sur. Fontena has relatively good stats this year: 11.2ppg, 7.1rpg and 1.4apg in 50 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Venezuelan and Chilean.

   #2. Raul Orta (196-G-85, currently plays in Puerto Rico) managed to help Santeros de Aguada to win against the seventh-ranked Atleticos (2-3) 77-70 in the Puerto Rican BSN on Monday night. Orta scored only 2 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Santeros de Aguada (4-1) is placed second in the BSN. But the season just started, so everything may happen. Orta's overall stats this year are: 0.4ppg and 1.2rpg. He is another player who holds two passports: Venezuelan and Puerto Rican.

   #3. Vladimir Lamberg (202-89, currently plays in Chile) faced previously mentioned Juan Fontena in the Chilean Liga Nacional last game. Lamberg. He could not help Espanol de Talca (17-13) to beat Osorno Basquetbol (22-10). Lamberg recorded only 4 points in 5 minutes on the court. The third-placed Espanol de Talca (17-13) was badly defeated 84-67 on the road by the leading Osorno Basquetbol in the Conferencia Centro. This year Lamberg's overall stats are: 2.0ppg and 1.5rpg in 23 games.

   #4. Rafael Melgarejo (184-G-91, currently plays in Spain) contributed to a 3-point AEC Collblanc's victory against the 14th-ranked Santfeliuenc (7-17) 86-83 in the Spanish EBA (fourth division) in Saturday night's game. He scored only 2 points. Aracena - AEC Collblanc La Torrassa (12-11) is placed seventh in Group C-A. Melgarejo's team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And that game will be critical. This season Melgarejo averages just 4.3ppg.   




Donta Smith
Donta Smith selected the top Venezuelan playing abroad in last week's games - 2 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 - 9 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 - 11 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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