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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. Cangrejeros 2-0 
 2. Comuna 2-0 
 3. Guaros 2 0-0 
 4. Metropolitanos 0-0 
 5. Aduaneros 0-2 
 6. Atleticos 0-2 
Full Standings
Last:9/24/2017
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 Standings
Group A
 1. Cimarrones 0-0 
 2. Flamengo 0-0 
 3. Hebraica 0-0 
 4. San Martin C. 0-0 
Group B
 1. Aguada 0-0 
 2. Estudiantes C. 0-0 
 3. Guaros 0-0 
 4. Vitoria 0-0 
Group C
 1. Malvin 0-0 
 2. Osorno 0-0 
 3. Pinheiros 0-0 
 4. Quilmes MP 0-0 
Group D
 1. Calero 0-0 
 2. Olimpia 0-0 
 3. Portoviejo 0-0 
 4. Regatas 0-0 
Last:9/17/2017
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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Aduaneros 56% Sep.30 Metropolitan
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Aduaneros 56% Sep.29 Metropolitan
Jose Rodriguez's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Venezuelans playing currently abroad: - Jul 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.


Jose Rodriguez
Jose Rodriguez
   #1. This week's number one is former U17 international power forward Jose Rodriguez (197-94, currently plays in Colombia). He was the major contributor in Cimarrones' victory against the league outsider Patriotas (5-19) crushing them 83-59 in the Colombian Liga DirecTV in Friday night's game. Rodriguez had a double-double by scoring 26 points and getting 10 rebounds. He also added 5 assists and 2 blocks in 38 minutes on the court. Cimarrones del Choco (13-7) is placed third in the Liga DirecTV. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Rodriguez has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 21.3ppg, 10.3rpg, 3.7apg, 1.3bpg, 2FGP: 49.1% and FT: 66.7% in three games he played so far. Rodriguez played for the Venezuelan U17 national team six years ago.

Jesus Medina
Jesus Medina
   #2. Second place goes to former U17 international swingman Jesus Medina (188-94, currently plays in Colombia). Medina led Piratas to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Sabios (9-14) 95-78 in the Colombian Liga DirecTV on Saturday night. He had a double-double by scoring 19 points and getting 10 rebounds. Medina also added 7 assists and 4 steals in 36 minutes. Piratas de Bogota (9-15) is placed sixth in the Liga DirecTV. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. Medina has relatively good stats this year: 10.7ppg, 6.0rpg, 4.9apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 36.0%, 3FGP: 27.8% and FT: 60.5% in 11 games. He played for the Venezuelan U17 national team in 2011.

Eduardo Torres
Eduardo Torres
   #3. The Venezuelan player who performed third best last week abroad was an experienced former international forward Eduardo Torres (195-81, currently plays in Colombia). Torres led Condores to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Sabios (9-14) crushing them 98-77 in the Colombian Liga DirecTV in Saturday night's game. He scored 19 points, had 5 rebounds and dished 4 assists. Condores de Cundinamarca (11-12) is placed fourth in the Liga DirecTV. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. This season Torres has very high stats. He averages: 15.7ppg, 4.8rpg, 3.0apg, 2FGP: 55.3%(42-76), 3FGP: 41.9% and FT: 78.3%. Torres has a dual citizenship: Venezuelan and Colombian. Former Panteras de Miranda starter played for the Venezuelan national team eight years ago.

Luis Julio
Luis Julio
   #4. Power forward Luis Julio (201-80, currently plays in Colombia) managed to help Fast Break in a victory against one of league's weakest teams Caciques (8-13) 71-63 in the Colombian Liga DirecTV last Saturday. Julio scored only 2 points, had 9 rebounds and made 2 blocks in 30 minutes. Fast Break (20-1) is placed first in the Liga DirecTV. It was his team's consecutive victory in a row. This year Julio's overall stats are: 7.9ppg and 8.0rpg in 14 games. He is another player who holds two passports: Venezuelan and Colombian. Julio used to play for the Venezuelan national team back in 2009.


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

   #1. Luis Almanza (196-F-91, currently plays in Colombia) led Condores to a victory against one of league's weakest teams Caciques (8-13) 84-80 in the Colombian Liga DirecTV last Saturday. He recorded a double-double by scoring 17 points and getting 16 rebounds. Condores de Cundinamarca (11-12) is placed fourth in the Liga DirecTV. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Almanza has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 15.6ppg, 10.1rpg and 1.8apg.

   #2. Hector Diaz (197-G/F-92, currently plays in Colombia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Luis Almanza. But that was another game of his team in Colombian Liga DirecTV which we would like to mention. Diaz contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Sabios (9-14) crushing them 98-77. He scored 16 points, had 5 rebounds and dished 7 assists in a mere 19 minutes. Condores de Cundinamarca (11-12) is placed fourth in the Liga DirecTV. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. This year Diaz has relatively solid stats: 11.7ppg, 5.6rpg, 3.5apg and 2.3spg in 23 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Venezuelan and Colombian.

   #3. Fernando Lucena (185-PG-86, currently plays in Colombia) faced previously mentioned Luis Almanza in the Colombian Liga DirecTV last game. Lucena. He could not help Caciques (8-13) to beat Condores (11-12). Lucena did not beat the league record on Saturday evening. He scored only 3 points. Caciques was defeated 84-80 on the road by the higher-ranked Condores (#4). It was Caciques' sixth consecutive loss in a row. This season Lucena has relatively solid stats: 10.4ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.3apg. He is another player who holds two passports: Venezuelan and Colombian.

   #4. Raul Orta (196-G-85, currently plays in Puerto Rico) managed to help Santeros de Aguada in a 1-point victory against the fifth-ranked Capitanes (19-17) 87-86 in the Puerto Rican BSN in Thursday night's game. Orta recorded only 3 points in 6 minutes on the court. Santeros de Aguada (25-11) is placed first in the BSN. This year Orta averages just 2.5ppg in 27 games. He has both Venezuelan and Puerto Rican nationalities.

   #5. Dario Castro (206-C-91, currently plays in Colombia) was not able to help Sabios in their game against Piratas (9-15) in the Colombian PBD. Castro cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 2 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Sabios was badly defeated 95-78 in Bogota by the lower-ranked Piratas (#6). It was Sabios' third consecutive loss in a row. Castro's overall stats this season are: 4.7ppg and 3.2rpg.

   #6. Rafael Rodriguez (187-G-86, currently plays in Colombia) contributed to an easy victory against the league outsider Patriotas crushing them 89-45 in the Colombian Liga DirecTV on Saturday night. He scored 8 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 24 minutes. This year Rodriguez's overall stats are: 1.5ppg and 1.4rpg in 16 games.

   #7. Michael Hinestroza Javes (208-F-90, college: UALR, currently plays in Colombia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Rafael Rodriguez and both played together in the last Colombian Liga DirecTV game. Hinestroza Javes contributed to an easy victory against the league outsider Patriotas crushing them 89-45. He scored 6 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Hinestroza Javes' overall stats this season are: 7.0ppg, 6.1rpg and 1.1apg. He also holds two passports: Venezuelan and Colombian.   




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The Regular Season in LNB just started. The most exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Caracas: Comuna (#2) and Atleticos (#6). Atleticos were defeated at home 66-71 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. Naturalized Colombian point guard Jorge Leon (188-79) fired 19 points for the winners. Swingman Victor Calderon (195) chipped in 10 points and 7 rebounds. Guard Endreso Ramos (185-95) produced 15 points and 4 steals for lost side. Both coaches us...   [read more]

Juan Herrera
Juan Herrera selected the top Venezuelan playing abroad in last week's games - 1 day 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 forward Juan Herrera (197-81). He led Iccan to a victory over the fifth-ranked Leones in the Ecuadorian National League in Wednesday night's game.    [read more]

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