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Javier Justiz selected the top Cuban playing abroad in last week's games - Jun 11, 2019


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


Javier Justiz
Javier Justiz
   #1. This week's number one is an international center Javier Justiz (205-92, agency: Pro Sports, currently plays in Spain). He could not help Zaragoza in their last game on Tuesday. Despite Justiz's very good performance his team was defeated 96-81 at home by the second-ranked FC Barcelona. He was the top scorer with 24 points. Justiz also added 9 rebounds. This season Justiz averages: 6.9ppg, 4.3rpg and FT: 67.7%. He is currently a member of the Cuban senior national team.

Jasiel Rivero
Jasiel Rivero
   #2. Second place goes to an international power forward Jasiel Rivero (204-93, also represented by Pro Sports, currently plays in Argentina). Rivero was not able to help Boca Juniors (20-18) in their last game. Despite his very good performance Boca Juniors lost 63-72 on the road to the leading San Lorenzo. Rivero was the second best scorer with 16 points. He also added 7 rebounds in 30 minutes. Rivero has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 18.0ppg, 5.3rpg, 1.4apg, 1.2spg, 2FGP: 58.2%(246-423), 3FGP: 37.7% and FT: 68.5% in 46 games he played so far. Rivero is in the roster of the Cuban senior national team.

Enrique Ramos
Enrique Ramos
   #3. The Cuban player who performed third best last week abroad was former international center Enrique Ramos (202-89, currently plays in Puerto Rico). He was not able to secure a victory for Cariduros (0-1) in their game against Leones (21-15) in the Puerto Rican BSN. Ramos recorded 8 points. Cariduros was defeated 98-85 in Juana Diaz by the leading Leones. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Ramos' overall stats this season are: 9.3ppg, 6.0rpg, 2FGP: 59.9%(127-212) and FT: 45.3%. He played for the Cuban national team seven years ago.

Grismay Paumier
Grismay Paumier
   #4. Power forward Grismay Paumier (205-88, currently plays in France) was the major contributor in a 1-point Saint Chamond's victory against the closely-ranked Sluc Nancy (22-12) 84-83 in the French ProB (second division) in Tuesday night's game. Paumier scored 17 points, had 5 rebounds and dished 3 assists in a mere 19 minutes. Saint Chamond Basket Valle du Gier (20-15) is placed sixth in the ProB. This year Paumier's overall stats are: 9.7ppg, 4.9rpg and 1.1bpg in 35 games. He used to play for the Cuban national team back in 2009.

Lisvan Valdes
Lisvan Valdes
   #5. International power forward Lisvan Valdes (196-88, currently plays in El Salvador) led Santa Tecla to a victory over the sixth-ranked Santa Ana (5-7) 87-79 in the Salvadorean Liga MB (second division) on Tuesday night. He was MVP of the game. Valdes scored 29 points (!!!) and grabbed 9 rebounds in 41 minutes. Santa Tecla BC (10-2) is placed first in the Liga MB. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. The Regular Season already ended. Valdes has very impressive stats this year: 22.2ppg, 5.7rpg, 2.3apg and 1.4spg in 12 games. He plays currently for the Cuban national team.

Yuniskel Molina
Yuniskel Molina
   #6. Power forward Yuniskel Molina (177-93, currently plays in El Salvador) is a teammate of previously mentioned Lisvan Valdes and both played together in the last Salvadorean Liga MB game. Molina contributed to a Santa Tecla's victory against the sixth-ranked Santa Ana (5-7) 87-79. He scored 17 points and had 3 steals. Molina has relatively good stats this season: 13.9ppg, 5.3rpg, 3.2apg and 2.1spg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Cuban National Team roster.


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

   #1. Howard Sant-Roos (200-F-91, currently plays in Greece) could not help AEK (18-8) in their last game. Despite his good performance AEK was edged 85-84 at home by the lower-ranked (#5) Promitheas. Sant-Roos scored 14 points, grabbed 6 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 34 minutes. It was AEK's third consecutive loss in a row. This year Sant-Roos averages: 7.9ppg, 4.5rpg, 2.6apg and 1.2spg in 32 games he played so far.

   #2. Ismael Romero (203-C-91, currently plays in Puerto Rico) led Vaqueros to a victory against the closely-ranked Indios (18-18) 85-74 in the Puerto Rican BSN in Sunday night's game. He recorded 12 points and grabbed 9 rebounds. Vaqueros de Bayamon (20-16) is placed third in the BSN. Romero has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 18.0ppg, 7.1rpg, 2.5apg and 1.4spg.

   #3. Yunio Barrueta (193-F/G-93, agency: Inception Sports, college: Barry, currently plays in France) was not able to help Sluc Nancy in their game against Saint Chamond (20-15) in the French ProB (second division), despite his very good performance last Tuesday. Barrueta scored 13 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 30 minutes. But Sluc Nancy was edged 84-83 on the road by the lower-ranked (#6) Saint Chamond. Barrueta has relatively good stats this year: 12.7ppg and 4.2rpg in 36 games. He has a dual citizenship: Cuban and American. Strangely Barrueta has never played in Cuba.

   #4. Juan Pineiro (193-G-90, currently plays in Puerto Rico) was not able to secure a victory for Brujos (14-22) in their game against Leones (21-15) in the Puerto Rican BSN. Pineiro recorded 6 points. Brujos was defeated 99-85 in Juana Diaz by the leading Leones. It was Brujos' fifth consecutive loss in a row. The Regular Season already ended. Pineiro's total stats this season are: 6.6ppg, 2.2rpg, 1.5apg and 1.2spg.

  




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