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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 
LNB Standings
 1. Guaros 2 6-0 
 2. Cangrejeros 6-2 
 3. Comuna 5-5 
 4. Metropolitanos 5-5 
 5. Aduaneros 4-4 
 6. Atleticos 0-10 
Full Standings
LNB II Standings
 1. Marineros 5-1 
 2. Univ. de Caripito 3-1 
 3. Monagas 2-2 
 4. Guarenas 0-0 
 5. Tatuyes 0-6 
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
Liga Sudamericana Standings
Group A
 1 Flamengo 3-0 
 2 Cimarrones 2-1 
 3 San Martin C. 1-2 
 4 Hebraica 0-3 
Group B
 1 Pinheiros 2-1 
 2 Quilmes MP 2-1 
 3 Aguada 2-1 
 4 Osorno 0-3 
Group C
 1 Guaros 3-0 
 2 Estudiantes C. 2-1 
 3 Vitoria 1-2 
 4 Malvin 0-3 
Group D
 1 Calero 0-0 
 2 Olimpia 0-0 
 3 Portoviejo 0-0 
 4 Regatas 0-0 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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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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.   

Ricardo Powell (ex Trotamundos) agreed terms with Moutahed - 45 minutes ago
Al Moutahed Tripoli (Pepsi LBL) strengthened their roster with addition of experienced 34-year old American forward Ricardo Powell (199-102kg-83, college: S.Carolina). He played most recently at Trotamundos in Venezuelan LPB league. In 39 games he recorded very impressive stats: 18.1ppg, 5.7rpg, 3.2apg and 1.2spg last season. Great year indeed as he was awarded All-Venezuelan LPB Player of the Year, All-Venezuelan LPB Imported Player of the Year and voted t...   [read more]

Gregory Vargas selected the top Venezuelan playing abroad in last week's games - 15 hours 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 international point guard Gregory Vargas (180-86, agency: Pro Sports). He contributed to Baloncesto Fuenlabrada's victory against the league outsider Real Betis in the Spanish Liga Endesa in Sunday night's game.    [read more]

Rafael Perez
Rafael Perez signs at Portoviejo - 4 days ago
Defending champion H.R. Portoviejo Manabi (National League) landed experienced 35-year old Venezuelan ex-international swingman Rafael Perez (193-82, agency: Paris Global Sports) from Piratas. He managed to play in three leagues in three countries last year (!!!). In 20 National League games in Ecuador he averaged impressive 16.2ppg, 4.7rpg and 3.5apg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Ecuadorian All-Star Game. The last season Perez played at Marinos in V...   [read more]

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LNB II 2017 - Week 3 - Universitarios climb to second place with sweep over Tatuyes - 6 days ago  
Jesus Centeno (ex Iccan) agreed terms with Capitanes - 6 days ago  
Anthony Perez gets MVP of the Week award for Venezuelan LNB - 8 days ago  
LNB Round 6: Cangrejeros keep a leadership position - 9 days ago  
LNB III 2017 - Week 2: Gigantes and Indios lead Group C after a couple of sweeps - 10 days ago  
LNB III 2017 - Week 1: Caquetios de Falcon take the lead in Group B with a couple of wins - 10 days ago  
LNB III 2017 Groups and Rosters - 11 days ago  
LNB II 2017 - Week 3 - Marineros de Sucre sweep Tatuyes de Merida, increase their lead - 11 days ago  
LNB II 2017 - Week 2 - Bufalos sweep Tatuyes, Universitarios end Marineros's undefeated streak - 11 days ago  
LNB Round 5: Leader Guaros 2 edges Metropolitanos twice - 12 days ago  
Guaros add Toure to their roster - 13 days ago  
Echenique number one in Venezuelan LNB for round 4 - 13 days ago  
Matrix inks Blake Walker for the 2018 Copa Mitchell Cup, ex Gaiteros - 13 days ago  
Eduardo Machado (ex B.Cearense) joins Guaros de Lara 2 - 14 days ago  
LNB Round 4: Cangrejeros defeat Metropolitanos in the closest game of the week - 14 days ago  
David Cubillan selected the top Venezuelan playing abroad in last week's games - 15 days ago  
Vargas' 19 points and 7 rebounds give him LNB Player of the Week award - 15 days ago  
LNB Round 3 of Regular Season - 16 days ago  
LNB II 2017 - Week 1 - Marineros de Sucre sweep Bufalos de Monagas - 17 days ago  
Aduaneros welcome back Morillo - 17 days ago  
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