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LPB Standings
1. Cocodrilos 29-7
2. Marinos 25-11
3. Guaiqueries 21-15
4. Gaiteros 20-16
5. Guaros 19-17
6. Trotamundos 18-18
7. Panteras 18-18
8. Toros 13-23
9. Bucaneros 10-26
10. Gigantes 7-29

Evan Brock All-Star Slam Dunk Contest Winner 2010 (Cocodrilos de Caracas's press department)
Venezuelan men teams in Euro cups 2009-2010
 Liga Americas:
Cocodrilos wins 5th LPB championship 2010 (Cocodrilos de Caracas's press department)

Cocodrilos wins LPB championship (Cocodrilos de Caracas's press department)
Season 2010
All Games
List of Players
List of Imports
Venezuelans Abroad
Points Per Game
 R. Nembhard, Gai23.3 
 C. Matthews, Gig22.7 
 M. Elliott, Pan20.8 
 K. Mensah, Pan18.9 
 H. Guillent, Gua17.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 R. Lugo, Tro9.3 
 A. Sucre, Mar8.6 
 L. Bethelmy, Coc7.9 
 C. Matthews, Gig7.8 
 H. Bayona, Gua6.9 
Assists Per Game
 K. Mensah, Pan5.7 
 R. Nembhard, Gai5.3 
 C. Cedeno, Guai5.3 
 H. Guillent, Gua3.8 
 R. Guevara, Buc3.8 
Steals Per Game
 H. Guillent, Gua3.2 
 K. Mensah, Pan2.8 
 O. Quintero, Gig2.3 
 M. Osimani, Tro2.2 
 M. Elliott, Pan2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 R. Lugo, Tro1.7 
 L. Bethelmy, Coc1.3 
 R. Osorio, Pan1.3 
 E. Guevara, Gai1.2 
 A. Marin, Tor1.1 

Francisco Centeno All-Star Game MVP 2010 (Cocodrilos de Caracas's press department)

Darwin Matos Future All-Star Game MVP 2010 (Cocodrilos de Caracas's press department)
Cocodrilos de Caracas 2010
Nestor Salazar Nestor Salazar Salazar
Kevin Freeman
Freeman
Tephen Hamilton
Hamilton
Carl Elliott
Elliott
Luis Bethelmy
Bethelmy
Miguel Rivas
Rivas
# Name CM (INCH) Pos Bo NAT
32 Freeman Kevin 201 (6'7'') F 78 USA
42 Hamilton Tephen 201 (6'7'') F 78 USA
Elliott Carl 193 (6'4'') G 83 USA
Garcia Cesar 175 (5'9'') G 89 VEN
Diaz Jhoyfer 196 (6'5'') F 87 VEN
11 Bethelmy Luis 200 (6'7'') C 86 VEN
Rivas Miguel 182 (6'0'') G 90 VEN
Matos Darwin VEN
5 Herrera Juan 197 (6'6'') F 81 VEN
6 Graterol Windi 204 (6'9'') C 86 VEN
12 Garcia Morales Leandro 186 (6'1'') G 80 ITA-URU
44 Martinez Jack Michael 203 (6'8'') F/C 81 DOM
14 Paez Henry 184 (6'1'') G 70 VEN
33 Palacios Robert 185 (6'1'') G VEN
9 Santos Derson 197 (6'6'') F 84 VEN
20 Palacios Kevin 203 (6'8'') F/C 84 VEN
25 Urdaneta Kenji 188 (6'2'') G 85 VEN
8 Centeno Jesus 190 (6'3'') G 85 VEN
Head Coach: Nestor Salazar
Coach Assistant: Gustavo Maza
Coach Assistant: Ibsen Castrillo
Coach Assistant: Jose Dos Santos
 


Latinbasket.com All-Venezuelan LPB 2010 Awards - Jul 11, 2010 

All-Venezuelan LPB 1st Team 2010
Ruben Nembhard
Nembhard
Marcus Elliott
Elliott
Luis Bethelmy
Bethelmy
Clerence Matthews
Matthews
Richard Lugo
Lugo

Barquisimeto, Venezuela.-
These are Venezuela's LPB 2010 Awards, provided by your Latinbasket.com correspondants:

Player of the Year: Ruben Nembhard (191-G-72) of Gaiteros de Zulia
Guard of the Year: Ruben Nembhard, of Gaiteros del Zulia
Forward of the Year: Luis Bethelmy (200-C-86) of Cocodrilos de Caracas
Center of the Year: Richard Lugo (209-C-73) of Trotamundos de Carabobo
Newcomer of the Year: Tulio Cobos (196-F-86) of Guaiqueries de Margarita
Most Improved Player of the Year: Francisco Centeno (201-G/F-85) of Gaiteros del Zulia
Imported Player of the Year: Ruben Nembhard of Gaiteros del Zulia
Domestic Player of the Year: Luis Bethelmy of Cocodrilos de Caracas
Defensive Player of the Year: Heissler Guillent (186-G-86) of Guaros de Lara
Coach of the Year: Nestor Salazar of Cocodrilos de Caracas

1st Team
Ruben Nembhard of Gaiteros del Zulia
Marcus Elliott (191-G-84) of Panteras de Miranda
Luis Bethelmy of Cocodrilos de Caracas
Clerence Matthews (201-F-83) of Caciques de Humacao Puerto Rico
Richard Lugo of Trotamundos de Carabobo

2nd Team
Heissler Guillent of Guaros de Lara
Jose Vargas (196-G/F-82) of Trotamundos de Carabobo
Francisco Centeno of Gaiteros del Zulia
Axiers Sucre (198-F-78) of Marinos de Anzoategui
Jack Michael Martinez (203-F/C-81) of Cocodrilos de Caracas

All-Domestic Players Team
Heissler Guillent of Guaros de Lara
Jose Vargas of Trotamundos de Carabobo
Luis Bethelmy of Cocodrilos de Caracas
Axiers Sucre of Marinos de Anzoategui
Richard Lugo of Trotamundos de Carabobo

All-Imports Team
Ruben Nembhard of Gaiteros del Zulia
Marcus Elliott of Panteras de Miranda
Donta Smith (201-G-83) of Marinos de Anzoategui
Clerence Matthews of Gigantes de Guayana
Jack Michael Martinez of Cocodrilos de Caracas

All-Defensive Team
Heissler Guillent of Guaros de Lara
Kojo Mensah (185-G-85) of Panteras de Miranda
Marcus Elliott of Panteras de Miranda
Hector Romero (202-F-80) of Marinos de Anzoategui
Richard Lugo of Trotamundos de Carabobo

All-Newcomers Team
Jose Silvera (183-G-92) of Toros de Aragua

Elvis Baez (189-G-89) of Gigantes de Guayana
Elder Jimenez (186-G-91) of Bucaneros de La Guaira

Javinger Vargas (206-C-90) of Trotamundos de Carabobo
Tulio Cobos of Guaiqueries de Margarita
  



LPB 2010 Finals - Game 6 (June 8th): Cocodrilos wins fifth LPB championship - Jun 10, 2010

Barquisimeto, Venezuela.-
Cocodrilos de Caracas won its fifth LPB championship in an over-time thriller as hosts against Marinos de Anzoategui at Naciones Unidas Park of Caracas, 111-102, in a match in which Uruguayan Leandro Garcia Morales (186-G-80) scored 33 points and Dominican center Jack Michael Martinez was awarded MVP Honors.

The previous titles for Caracas came in 1974, 1992, 2000 and 2008, while Marinos, the best team of the last decade with 5 titles in 10 seasons, were unable to defend their 2009 championship title this time against the same team they had defeated one year ago. For head coach Nestor Salazar , who was coaching in his sixth straight LPB Finals series, it's his second championship title.

LPB 2010 FINALS (Cocodrilos wins 4-2)
Cocodrilos de Caracas 111 - Marinos de Anzoategui 102 (ET)
Naciones Unidas Park - Caracas, D.C.

Quarter by quarter
COC: 15-26-23-28-19= 111
MAR: 23-24-24-21-10= 102

Scorers
COC: Leandro Garcia Morales 33 points and 5 steals, Jesus Centeno (190-G-85) 22 points and 6 rebounds, Jack Michael Martinez 19 points and 16 rebounds, Luis Bethelmy 16 points, 14 rebounds and 4 steals, Keving Palacios (203-F/C-84) 11 points, Carl Elliott 6 points and 4 steals, Juan Herrera 4 points, Kenji Urdaneta (188-G-85) 0 points, Henry Paez (184-G-70) 0 points, Windy Graterol (204-C-86) 0 points, Derson Santos (197-F-84) 0 points, Jhoyfer Diaz (196-F-87) 0 points
MAR: Hector Romero (202-F-80) 26 points and 6 rebounds, Diego Guevara 24 points, Gregory Vargas (182-G-86) 12 points, Axiers Sucre 10 points and 6 rebounds, Anthony Grundy (189-G-79) 8 points, Donta Smith 7 points, 12 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 blocks, Raul Orta (196-G-85) 5 points, Luis Colon (208-C-86) 5 points, Edgar Lugo (189-G-82) 3 points, Jose Manuel Briceno (203-C/F-79) 2 points, Adan Reyes (183-G-83) 0 points, Robert Yriarte (201-F-89) 0 points
 



LPB 2010 - All-Stars Game: Criollos take down Importados 136-123 - Apr 22, 2010

Barquisimeto, Venezuela.- Liga Profesional de Baloncesto (LPB) celebrated the 33rd edition of the All-Star Game at Naciones Unidas Park of Caracas and the Venezuelan Stars were able to take down the Foreign Stars, 136-123, to get back at the defeat suffered back in 2009 in Maracay, while also extending the good decade of team Criollos over Importados, as they've won 7 of the last 10 contests.

The players were split into two teams, one of the Venezuelan Stars named Criollos and one of the Foreign Stars, named Importados. Criollos were coached by Nestor Salazar , of Cocodrilos de Caracas, while Importados were coached by Sergio Rouco , of Marinos de Anzoategui. Francisco Centeno (201-G/F-85), of Gaiteros del Zulia, was elected MVP of the match.

Criollos players were Gregory Vargas (182-G-86), Diego Guevara (184-G-77) and Axiers Sucre (198-F-78) of Marinos de Anzoategui, Luis Bethelmy (200-C-86), Jesus Centeno (190-G-85) and Juan Herrera (197-F-81) of Cocodrilos de Caracas, Jose Vargas (196-G/F-82) and Richard Lugo (209-C-73) of Trotamundos de Carabobo, Tulio Cobos (196-F-86) of Guaiqueries de Margarita, Francisco Centeno of Gaiteros del Zulia, Heberth Bayona (210-C-78) of Guaros de Lara and Roque Osorio (206-C-76) of Panteras de Miranda. Both Heissler Guillent (186-G-86) of Guaros de Lara and Hector Romero (202-F-80) of Marinos de Anzoategui had been selected to participate, but didn't come due to injury.

Importados players were Marcus Elliott (191-G-84) and Kojo Mensah (185-G-85) of Panteras de Miranda, Jack Michael Martinez (203-F/C-81) of Cocodrilos de Caracas, Donta Smith (201-G-83) of Marinos de Anzoategui, Clarence Matthews (201-F-83) of Gigantes de Guayana, Ryan Forehan-Kelly (197-F/G-80) and Ernest Brown (213-C-79) of Toros de Aragua, Kevin Young (206-C-84) of Bucaneros de La Guaira, Ruben Nembhard (191-G-72) and David Reichel (202-F/G-84), of Gaiteros del Zulia, Evan Brock (204-F-84) of Guaiqueries de Margarita and Alex Galindo (198-F-85) of Trotamundos de Carabobo.

Franco&Oscarcito made a musical appearance. Evan Brock (204-F-84) won the Dunks Contest, Gregory Vargas won the Skills Contest and David Reichel won the Three-Point Shots Challenge.

Criollos 136 - Importados 123
Naciones Unidas Park - Caracas, D.C.

Quarter by quarter
CRI: 21-35-38-42= 136
IMP: 33-27-26-27= 123

Scorers
CRI: Luis Bethelmy 31 points and 8 rebounds, Axiers Sucre 23 points and 8 rebounds, Francisco Centeno 17 points, Roque Osorio 15 points and 9 rebounds, Gregory Vargas 15 points, Diego Guevara 13 points, Tulio Cobos 10 points, Jose Vargas 5 points, Jesus Centeno 4 points, Juan Herrera 3 points, Richard Lugo 0 points, Heberth Bayona 0 points
IMP: Alex Galindo 17 points, Clarence Matthews 16 points, Jack Michael Martinez 14 points and 10 rebounds, Marcus Elliott 12 points, Ryan Forehan-Kelly 10 points and 7 assists, Kojo Mensah 10 points and 6 assists, Ernest Brown 10 points and 7 rebounds, Ruben Nembhard 10 points, David Reichel 9 points, Evan Brock 8 points, Donta Smith 5 points, Kevin Young 2 points
  

LEB 2010 - Future All-Stars Game: Orientales beat Occidentales 114-93 - Apr 22, 2010 

Barquisimeto, Venezuela.- Liga Profesional de Baloncesto (LPB) proudly introduced Liga Especial (LEB) as a secondary young talent's development league for the 2010 season and this league, which uses the same name of the historic Liga Especial that was played between 1974 and 1992 and gave birth to Venezuela's pro basketball, has also celebrated its first All-Star Game, the Future All-Stars Game, at Naciones Unidas Park of Caracas.

The players were split into two teams, one of the Eastern Conference named Orientales and one of the Western Conference, named Occidentales. Orientales were coached by Ibsen Castrillo, of Saurios de Caracas, while Occidentales was coached by Manuel Alfonso, of Guardianes de Lara. Darwin Matos, of Saurios de Caracas, was elected MVP of the match.

Orientales players were Cesar Garcia (175-G-89), Miguel Rivas (182-G-90), Darwin Matos and Jhoyfer Diaz (196-F-87) of Saurios de Caracas, Nestor Moran (178-G-87), Lenin Lopez (198-F-91), Antonio Sucre (193-F-83) and Elvis Baez (189-G-89) of Acereros de Guayana and Dennison Rodriguez (202-F-89), Juan Fontena (196-F-87), Junior Martinez (C-92) and Robert Yriarte (201-F-89) of TNT Anzoategui.

Occidentales players were Graddy Osorio (193-F-87), Freddy Toro (201-F-88), Josmar Acevedo (196-F-90) and Alexander Melendez of Guardianes de Lara, Jesus Tovar (183-G-90), Deyluis Herrera, Luis Navarro (192-F-92) and Harold Goatache (198-F-88) of Estrellas de Aragua, Yonaiker Ecker (179-G-90), Elder Jimenez (186-G-91), Leonardo Betancourt (C-92) and Erick Bermudez (F-92) of La Guaira. Bermudez replaced teammate Samuel Marsielle (193-G-91), who had been originally selected to play for this team.

Orientales 114 - Occidentales 93
Naciones Unidas Park - Caracas, D.C.

Quarter by quarter
ORI: 25-30-31-28= 114
OCCI: 21-23-21-28= 93

Scorers
ORI: Juan Fontena 22 points and 12 rebounds, Cesar Garcia 21 points, Darwin Matos 13 points, Lenin Lopez 11 points, Elvis Baez 9 points, Miguel Rivas 9 points, Nestor Moran 8 points, Jhoyfer Diaz 6 points, Antonio Sucre 5 points, Robert Yriarte 4 points, Dennison Rodriguez 4 points, Junior Martinez 2 points
OCCI: Graddy Osorio 23 points and 10 rebounds, Yonaiker Ecker 17 points, Josmar Acevedo 10 points, Elder Jimenez 9 points, Erick Bermudez 9 points, Freddy Toro 7 points, Alexander Melendez 6 points, Deyluis Herrera 4 points, Harold Goatache 4 points, Luis Navarro 4 points, Jesus Tovar 0 points, Leonardo Betancourt 0 points   


LPB announces rosters for the 2010 All-Star Game and the first LEB All-Future Stars Game - Apr 16, 2010 

Barquisimeto, Venezuela.- The main board of Liga Profesional de Baloncesto announced the rosters for both the 2010 LPB All-Star Game, reaching its 33rd edition and the first edition of LEB's All-Future Stars Game. Both matches will be played at Naciones Unidas Park of Caracas on April 19th.

The LPB All-Star Game involves the Venezuelan Stars and the Imported Stars. Nestor Salazar, of Cocodrilos de Caracas, will coach the Venezuelan team and Sergio Rouco, of Marinos de Anzoategui, will take charge of the Imported team.

ROSTERS

VENEZUELAN STARS
Heissler Guillent (186-G-86), of Guaros de Lara
Gregory Vargas (182-G-86), of Marinos de Anzoategui
Jesus Centeno (190-G-85), of Cocodrilos de Caracas
Diego Guevara (184-G-77), of Marinos de Anzoategui
Hector Romero (202-F-80), of Marinos de Anzoategui
Francisco Centeno (201-G/F-85), of Gaiteros del Zulia
Juan Herrera (197-F-81), of Cocodrilos de Caracas
Luis Bethelmy (200-C-86), of Cocodrilos de Caracas
Axiers Sucre (198-F-78), of Marinos de Anzoategui
Tulio Cobos (196-F-86), of Guaiqueries de Margarita
Richard Lugo (209-C-73), of Trotamundos de Carabobo
Roque Osorio (206-C-76), of Panteras de Miranda
Coach: Nestor Salazar, of Cocodrilos de Caracas

IMPORTED STARS
Ruben Nembhard (191-G-72), of Gaiteros del Zulia
Kojo Mensah (185-G-85), of Panteras de Miranda
Marcus Elliott (191-G-84), of Panteras de Miranda
Alex Galindo (198-F-85), of Trotamundos de Carabobo
Ryan Forehan-Kelly (197-F/G-80), of Toros de Aragua
David Reichel (202-F/G-84), of Gaiteros del Zulia
Donta Smith (201-G-83), of Marinos de Anzoategui
Clarence Matthews (201-F-83), of Gigantes de Guayana
Kevin Young (206-C-84), Bucaneros de La Guaira
Evan Brock (204-F-84), of Guaiqueries de Margarita
Jack Michael Martinez (203-F/C-81), of Cocodrilos de Caracas
Brown Ernest (213-C-79), of Toros de Aragua
Coach: Sergio Rouco , of Marinos de Anzoategui

The LEB's All-Future Star Game, involves a team from the West-Central Conference against a team of the East-Central Conference. The first team will be coached by Manuel Alfonso, of Guardianes de Lara and the second team will be coached by Ibsen Castrillo, of Saurios de Caracas

ROSTERS

WEST-CENTRAL CONFERENCE
Josmar Acevedo (196-F-90), of Guardianes de Lara
Graddy Osorio (193-F-87), of Guardianes de Lara
Freddy Toro (201-F-88), of Guardianes de Lara
Alexander Melendez, of Guardianes de Lara
Jesus Tovar (183-G-90), of Estrellas de Aragua
Deyluis Herrera, of Estrellas de Aragua
Harold Goatache (198-F-88), of Estrellas de Aragua
Luis Navarro (192-F-92), of Estrellas de Aragua
Leonardo Betancourt (C-92), of La Guaira
Yonaiker Ecker (179-G-90), of La Guaira
Elder Jimenez (186-G-91), of La Guaira
Gustavo Calderin, of La Guaira
Coach: Manuel Alfonso , of Guardianes de Lara

EAST-CENTRAL CONFERENCE
Nestor Moran (178-G-87), of Acereros de Guayana
Lenin Lopez (198-F-91), of Acereros de Guayana
Elvis Baez (189-G-89), of Acereros de Guayana
Antonio Sucre (193-F-83), of Acereros de Guayana
Robert Yriarte (201-F-89), of TNT Anzoategui
Juan Fontena (196-F-87), of TNT Anzoategui
Junior Martinez (C-92), of TNT Anzoategui
Dennison Rodriguez (202-F-89), of TNT Anzoategui
Darwin Matos, of Saurios de Caracas
Cesar Garcia (175-G-89), of Saurios de Caracas
Miguel Rivas (182-G-90), of Saurios de Caracas
Jhoyfer Diaz (196-F-87), of Saurios de Caracas
Coach: Ibsen Castrillo of Saurios de Caracas


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