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Carlos Rivera's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Puerto Ricans playing currently abroad: - Jan 19, 2019


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We bring you last week's top performances from Puerto Ricans who are playing abroad and who all have had prior experience of national team duties at youth or senior level.


Carlos Rivera
Carlos Rivera
   #1. This week's number one is an experienced international point guard Carlos Rivera (187-83, college: Hofstra, currently plays in Mexico). He was the major contributor in a Fuerza Regia's victory against the fifth-ranked Laguneros (13-16) crushing them 116-76 in the Mexican LNBP (second division) in Sunday night's game. Rivera had a double-double by scoring 22 points and making 12 passes. He also added 5 rebounds in 32 minutes on the court. Fuerza Regia Monterrey (24-7) is placed first in North group. It was his team's eighth consecutive victory in a row. Rivera has relatively good stats this year: 12.3ppg, 2.9rpg, 4.9apg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 55.6%(65-117), 3FGP: 43.8% and FT: 84.9% in 30 games he played so far. Ex-Atleticos de San German player is currently a member of the Puerto Rican senior national team.

David Huertas
David Huertas
   #2. Second place goes to an international swingman David Huertas (195-87, college: Mississippi, currently plays in Mexico) is a teammate of previously mentioned Carlos Rivera and both played together in the last Mexican LNBP game. Huertas led Fuerza Regia to a victory over the fifth-ranked Laguneros (13-16) crushing them 116-76. He was MVP of the game. Huertas recorded 23 points and added 4 assists. Huertas has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 18.4ppg, 3.2rpg, 3.3apg, 1.2spg, 2FGP: 47.5%, 3FGP: 42.4% and FT: 77.3%. Huertas is in the roster of the Puerto Rican senior national team.

Renaldo Balkman
Renaldo Balkman
   #3. The Puerto Rican player who performed third best last week abroad was former international forward Renaldo Balkman (203-84, college: S.Carolina, currently plays in ASEAN League). He was the main contributor in a SM Beermen's victory against the closely-ranked Macau (7-4) 106-99 in the ASEAN League on Friday night. Balkman was the best player in that game. He scored 37 points (!!!), had 9 boards, dished 3 assists and stole 4 balls in 32 minutes. San Miguel Beermen (6-3) is placed fifth in the ASEAN League. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. It's Balkman's first year with the team. Balkman has very impressive stats this season: 25.8ppg, 12.6rpg, 2.8apg, 1.8bpg, 1.6spg, 2FGP: 59.1%(81-137) and FT: 71.8% in nine games. He has a dual citizenship: Puerto Rican and American. Balkman played for the Puerto Rican national team three years ago. He used to play for Guayama in Puerto Rican league.

Peter Ramos
Peter Ramos
   #4. Center Peter Ramos (222-85, currently plays in ASEAN League) is a teammate of previously mentioned Renaldo Balkman. But that was another game of his team in ASEAN League which we would like to mention. Ramos contributed to a SM Beermen's victory against the closely-ranked Hong Kong ELL (5-9) 87-75. He was the top player that evening. Ramos recorded a double-double by scoring 31 points and getting 12 rebounds. He also added 7 assists. San Miguel Beermen (6-3) is placed fifth in the ASEAN League. It's Ramos' first season with the team. This year Ramos has very high stats. He averages: 18.6ppg, 10.9rpg and 4.0apg. Ramos is another player who holds two passports: Puerto Rican and American. He used to play for the Puerto Rican national team back in 2016. Ramos played also for Criollos de Caguas in Puerto Rican league.

Jose Juan Barea
Jose Juan Barea
   #5. International point guard Jose Juan Barea (183-84, college: Northeastern, currently plays in NBA) helped Dallas Mavericks win their game against the Minnesota Timberwolves (21-24) 119-115 in the NBA last Friday. He scored 16 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and dished 7 assists in 22 minutes. The Dallas Mavericks have 20-24 record this season. Barea is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fifth year in Mavericks' roster. This season Barea has relatively solid stats: 10.9ppg, 2.5rpg and 5.6apg in 38 games. He plays currently for the Puerto Rican national team.

Wilfredo Pagan
Wilfredo Pagan
   #6. Point guard Wilfredo Pagan (184-76, currently plays in Mexico) is a teammate of previously mentioned Carlos Rivera. He played also in the last Mexican LNBP game facing David Huertas (above) in the other team. Pagan helped Fuerza Regia win their game against the fifth-ranked Laguneros (13-16) crushing them 116-76. He recorded 15 points and added 3 assists. Pagan's overall stats this season are: 4.2ppg, 1.4rpg and 1.7apg. He has both American and Puerto Rican nationalities. Pagan is a former international player as he played for the Puerto Rican senior team seventeen years ago. He used to play for Brujos de Guayama in Puerto Rican league.

Shabazz Napier
Shabazz Napier
   #7. Former international point guard Shabazz Napier (185-91, college: Connecticut, currently plays in NBA) could not help the Brooklyn Nets (24-23) in their last game. Despite Napier's very good performance the Brooklyn Nets (24-23) were badly defeated 122-105 on the road by the Toronto Raptors. He was the second best scorer with 15 points. Napier also added 5 passes in 26 minutes. Napier has reliable stats this year: 8.9ppg, 1.8rpg and 2.1apg in 35 games. He also holds two passports: Puerto Rican and American. Napier used to play for the Puerto Rican national team three years ago. Strangely he has never played in Puerto Rico.

Gary Browne
Gary Browne
   #8. Guard Gary Browne (185-93, college: W.Virginia, currently plays in Israel) was not able to help Ironi Nes-Ziona (6-8) in their last game. Despite Browne's good performance Ironi Nes-Ziona lost 82-90 in Jerusalem to the higher-ranked (#3) Hapoel. He was the second best scorer with 12 points. Browne also added 4 rebounds and dished 7 assists in 28 minutes. Browne's stats this year are: 13.7ppg, 6.3rpg, 4.8apg and 1.1spg in 13 games. He holds both American and Puerto Rican passports. Browne plays currently for the Puerto Rican national team. He used to play for Coamo in Puerto Rican league.

Maurice Harkless
Maurice Harkless
   #9. Former international swingman Maurice Harkless (203-93, college: St.John's, currently plays in NBA) helped Portland Trail Blazers win their game against the New Orleans Pelicans (21-25) 128-112 in the NBA in Friday night's game. Harkless scored 12 points. The Portland Trail Blazers have 28-19 record this season. Harkless has been at the team for four years. His overall stats this year are: 6.1ppg and 4.0rpg. Harkless holds both American and Puerto Rican passports. He used to play for the Puerto Rican national team three years ago. Apparently Harkless has never played in Puerto Rico.

Ethan Thompson
Ethan Thompson
   #10. Shooting guard Ethan Thompson (197-99, currently plays college basketball in the States) helped Oregon St. win their game against the Univ.of Calif.at Los Angeles (2-0) 79-66 in the NCAA on Sunday night. He scored 17 points, grabbed 6 rebounds, passed 6 assists and added 2 blocks. The Oregon State University has 1-0 conference record this season. The Regular Season already ended in the NCAA. Thompson averaged so far 12.7ppg, 5.5rpg, 2.9apg and 1.1spg. He holds both American and Puerto Rican passports. Thompson is a former U18 international player as three years ago he still played for the Puerto Rican national team. Interesting that he has never played in Puerto Rico.

   #11. Former international forward Christopher Ortiz (203-93, agency: Inception Sports, college: Kent St., currently plays in Finland) was not able to secure a victory for Helsinki Seagulls (9-11) in their last game. Despite Ortiz's very good performance Helsinki Seagulls was edged 89-86 in Kouvola by the higher-ranked (#5) Kouvot. He scored 21 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 36 minutes. Ortiz has very impressive stats this year: 16.2ppg, 5.8rpg and 1.5apg in 18 games. He holds both American and Puerto Rican passports. Ortiz used to play for the Puerto Rican national team two years ago. He played also for Santurce in Puerto Rican league.

   #12. Former U19 international guard Jesus Cruz (196-98, currently studies in the States), who plays in the NCAA couldn't help the Fairfield (1-2) in their last game on Sunday. Despite his very good performance his team was edged 80-78 at home by the Quinnipiac College. Cruz scored 20 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and dished 4 assists. Cruz's overall stats this season are: 9.9ppg, 4.7rpg and 1.8apg. He used to play for the Puerto Rican U19 national team back in 2017.

   #13. International forward Carlos Lopez-Sosa (208-90, college: UNLV, currently plays in Mexico) couldn't help Angeles (9-20) in their last game. Despite Lopez-Sosa's very good performance the seventh-placed Angeles lost 89-104 in Queretaro to the higher-ranked (#6) Libertadores in the South group. He was the second best scorer with 15 points in 28 minutes. Lopez-Sosa has very impressive stats this year: 16.6ppg, 7.9rpg and 2.8apg in 28 games. He is also Puerto Rican national team player.

   #14. Former international point guard Filiberto Rivera (189-82, college: UTEP, currently plays in Mexico) is a teammate of previously mentioned Carlos Lopez-Sosa and both played together in the last Mexican LNBP game. Rivera couldn't help Angeles (9-20) in their last game on Friday. Despite his good performance Angeles (#7) was defeated 104-89 in Queretaro by the higher-ranked Libertadores (#6) in the South group. Rivera scored 10 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and dished 6 assists. Rivera averaged so far 12.5ppg, 3.1rpg, 4.9apg and 1.1spg. He used to play for the Puerto Rican national team back in 2014.

   #15. Former U18 international guard Ivan Gandia-Rosa (185-97, is currently at the American university) helped N.Florida win their game against the Stetson University 87-77 in the NCAA on Wednesday night. Gandia-Rosa scored 15 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and dished 9 assists in 33 minutes. Gandia-Rosa averaged so far 10.2ppg, 2.9rpg and 5.6apg in 19 games. He used to play for the Puerto Rican U18 national team five years ago.


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

   #1. Kyle Vinales (185-G-92, college: Cent.Conn.St., currently plays in Cyprus) led AEK Larnaca to a victory over the league outsider Omonia (4-9) 83-77 in the Cypriot Division A last Saturday. Vinales was the top player that evening. He recorded 21 points and added 3 assists. Petrolina AEK Larnaca (9-3) is placed second in the Division A. Vinales' team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And that game will be critical. Vinales has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 18.3ppg, 2.7rpg and 1.9apg. Vinales has a dual citizenship: Puerto Rican and American. He used to play for Bayamon in Puerto Rican league.

   #2. Stephen Thompson Jr. (193-G-97, currently plays college basketball in the States) contributed to an Oregon St.'s victory against the Univ.of Calif.at Los Angeles (2-0) 79-66 in the NCAA last Sunday. He scored 17 points, grabbed 6 rebounds and dished 6 assists in 37 minutes. The Oregon State University has 1-0 conference record this season. The Regular Season already ended in the NCAA. Thompson Jr. plays fourth season for the team. Thompson Jr. has very impressive stats this year: 15.7ppg, 4.5rpg, 3.7apg and 1.7spg in 15 games he played so far. He is another player who holds two passports: Puerto Rican and American. Interesting that Thompson Jr. has never played in Puerto Rico.

   #3. Jose Guitian (207-F-87, college: Lasell, currently plays in Mexico) contributed to Correcaminos' victory against the third-ranked Lenadores (16-13) 106-99 in the Mexican LNBP (second division) last Sunday. Guitian recorded 18 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Correcaminos UAT Victoria (14-16) is placed fourth in North group. It was his team's first victory after four consecutive loses. Guitian averaged so far 12.6ppg and 7.0rpg. He has both American and Puerto Rican nationalities. Guitian used to play for Leones de Ponce in Puerto Rican league.

   #4. Benito Santiago (198-F-89, college: Cumberlands, currently plays in Chile) could not help Espanol de Talca (4-4) in their last game. Despite his very good performance the third-placed Espanol de Talca (4-4) lost 74-87 on the road to the lower-ranked (#6) Osorno Basquetbol in the Conferencia Centro. Santiago had a double-double by scoring 18 points and getting 11 rebounds. He also added 4 assists in 30 minutes. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. Santiago has very impressive stats this year: 19.2ppg, 5.4rpg and 4.2apg in 14 games.

   #5. Ivan Aska (201-F-90, college: Murray St., currently plays in South Korea) was not able to help SK Knights (11-23) in their last game. Despite Aska's good performance SK Knights lost 79-86 in Wonju to the higher-ranked (#7) DB Promy. He recorded 11 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 33 minutes. It was SK Knights' third consecutive loss in a row. Aska has very impressive stats this year: 16.4ppg, 9.2rpg and 1.8apg in five games. He also holds two passports: U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rican.

   #6. Jhivvan Jackson (183-PG, currently studies in the States) contributed to a 2-point UTSA's victory against the University of North Texas 76-74 in the NCAA last Saturday. Jackson recorded 17 points and added 3 passes. This season Jackson has very high stats. He averages: 20.5ppg, 3.6rpg, 2.1apg and 1.3spg.

   #7. Jose Martinez (208-F, is currently at the American university) contributed to an easy victory against the University of Portland crushing them 76-55 in the NCAA last Thursday. Martinez scored 15 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in a mere 18 minutes. This year Martinez's overall stats are: 2.9ppg and 1.4rpg in 15 games.

   #8. Miguel Arnold (180-PG, currently plays in NCAA2) was not able to secure a victory for the Augusta University (2-1) in their last game on Wednesday. Despite his very good performance his team was defeated 93-88 in Pembroke by the University of North Carolina at. Arnold scored 18 points. Arnold averaged so far 11.1ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.4apg.

   #9. Jojo Walker (185-G-97, currently plays college basketball in the States) couldn't help the Portland in their game against the University of Pacific in the NCAA. He recorded 8 points and had 3 steals. His team was defeated 65-57. Walker averaged so far 12.6ppg, 3.7rpg, 3.5apg and 1.2spg.

   #10. Ebube Ebube (201-F-97, currently plays college basketball in the States) couldn't help the Manhattan in their game against the Monmouth University in the NCAA. He recorded 6 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 22 minutes. His team was badly defeated by 16 points 65-49. This year Ebube's overall stats are: 4.9ppg and 5.1rpg in 16 games.

  




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