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LPB Standings
1. Cocodrilos 34-9
2. Marinos 32-12
3. Trotamundos 31-13
4. Bucaneros 24-20
5. Guaiqueries 23-21
6. Gigantes 22-22
7. Toros 17-27
8. Panteras 17-27
9. Guaros 13-30
10. Gaiteros 6-38

Season 2011
All Games
List of Players
List of Imports
Venezuelans Abroad
Venezuelan men teams in Euro cups 2010-2011
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Marinos celebrate LPB title (Photo:

Marinos de Anzoategui 2011
Fernando Duro Fernando Duro Duro
Oscar Torres
Richard Delk
Edgar Lugo
Adan Reyes
Luis Julio
# Name CM (INCH) Pos Bo NAT
14  Torres Oscar 195 (6'5'') F/G 76 Venezuela
 Delk Richard 193 (6'4'') G 86 USA
 Lugo Edgar 189 (6'3'') G 82 Dominican Republic Venezuela
3  Reyes Adan 183 (6'0'') G 83 Colombia Venezuela
 Julio Luis 202 (6'8'') F 80 Colombia Venezuela
 Guevara Diego 184 (6'1'') G 77 Venezuela
 Cappare Leonardo 186 (6'1'') G 80 Venezuela
 Sucre Axiers 198 (6'6'') F 78 Venezuela
 Vargas Gregory 182 (6'0'') G 86 Venezuela
 Fontena Juan 196 (6'5'') F 87 Venezuela
 Briceno Jose Manuel 203 (6'8'') C/F 79 Venezuela
 Iriarte Robert Venezuela
Head Coach: Fernando Duro
Coach Assistant: Henry Paruta
Coach Assistant: Daniel Seoane All-Venezuelan LPB 2011 Awards - Jul 19, 2011

Barquisimeto, Venezuela.- These are Venezuela's LPB 2011 Awards provided by your correspondents: All-Venezuelan LPB 1st Team 2011
Heissler Guillent
Rafael Guevara
Blake Walker
Robert Gleen
Jack Michael Martinez

Player of the Year: Heissler Guillent (186-G-86) of Bucaneros
Guard of the Year: Heissler Guillent (186-G-86) of Bucaneros
Forward of the Year: Blake Walker (196-G/F-82) of Gigantes
Center of the Year: Jack Michael Martinez (203-F/C-81) of Cocodrilos
Newcomer of the Year: David Cubillan (183-PG-87) of Trotamundos
Most Improved Player of the Year: Heissler Guillent (186-G-86) of Bucaneros
Imported Player of the Year: Blake Walker (196-G/F-82) of Gigantes
Domestic Player of the Year: Heissler Guillent (186-G-86) of Bucaneros
Defensive Player of the Year: Heissler Guillent (186-G-86) of Bucaneros
Coach of the Year: Carl Herrera of Gigantes

1st Team
G: Heissler Guillent (186-86) of Bucaneros
F: Rafael Guevara (194-79) of Bucaneros
G/F: Blake Walker (196-82) of Gigantes
F/C: Robert Gleen (201-89) of Trotamundos
F/C: Jack Michael Martinez (203-81) of Cocodrilos

2nd Team
PG: David Cubillan (183-87) of Trotamundos
F/G: Oscar Torres (195-76) of Marinos
F: John Millsap (198-82) of Guaros
F: Alejandro Salas Flores (202-81) of Toros
C: Richard Lugo (209-73) of Bucaneros

All-Domestic Players Team
G: Heissler Guillent (186-86) of Bucaneros
F: Rafael Guevara (194-79) of Bucaneros
F/G: Oscar Torres (195-76) of Marinos
F: Axiers Sucre (198-78) of Marinos
C: Richard Lugo (209-73) of Bucaneros

All-Imports Team
G: Paul Stoll (178-85) of Gigantes
G: Carl Elliott (193-83) of Cocodrilos
G/F: Blake Walker (196-82) of Gigantes
F/C: Robert Gleen (201-89) of Trotamundos
F/C: Jack Michael Martinez (203-81) of Cocodrilos

All-Defensive Team
Heissler Guillent (186-G-86) of Bucaneros
Rafael Guevara (194-F-79) of Bucaneros
Blake Walker (196-G/F-82) of Gigantes
Luis Bethelmi (200-F/C-86) of Cocodrilos
Richard Lugo (209-C-73) of Bucaneros

All-Newcomers Team
David Cubillan (183-PG-87) of Trotamundos
Morris Sierraalta (190-G/F-87) of Gaiteros
Jorge Rondon (193-G/F-90) of Guaiqueries
Jaime Finol (195-F-87) of Gaiteros
Nestor Colmenares (203-F-87) of Cocodrilos

Marinos win LPB title! - Jul 11, 2011

LPB Finals, Game 5: Marinos - Cocodrilos 77-75 (4-1)

Marios won the LPB title last night. They grabbed 77-75 home win against Cocodrilos winning the Finals series with almost perfect 4-1. Marinos were LPB champions also two years ago. Before that, they won the title in 91, 93, 98, 03, 04 and 05. Smith Donta (201-G-83, college: SE Illinois JC) stepped up for the hosts last night with 26 points. Diego Guevara (184-G-77, college: Charlotte) followed him with 14 points, while Oscar Torres (195-F/G-76, agency: Interperformances) added 12 points, plus 7 boards. In defeat, Luis Bethelmi (200-C-86) shined with 22 points. Jack Michael Martinez (203-F/C-81, agency: Paris Global Sports) scored 19 and Leandro Garcia Morales (186-G-80, college: Texas A&M) added 10 pts. Quarters: 17-15, 22-26, 19-19, 19-15.
Marinos were No.2 in regular season with 32-12 record. They eliminated Gigantes with 4-2 in the Semifinals.

Marinos: Smith Donta 26, Diego Guevara 14, Oscar Torres 12+7 boards
Cocodrilos: Luis Bethelmi 22, Jack Michael Martinez 19, Leandro Garcia Morales 10

LEB 2011 All-Star Game - East defeats West 112-102 - Jul 11, 2011

Barquisimeto, Venezuela.- The second edition of the All-Star Game was all success for Liga Especial de Baloncesto (LEB), the secondary U23 league of LPB, as the East team defeated the West Team 112-102 at the Forum of Valencia.

The East team was coached by Miguel Gonzalez of Saurios de Caracas and the players were Jorge Prada (182-G-90), Angel Contreras, Emilio Cappare (190-F/G-90) and Robert Yriarte (201-F-89) of TNT Anzoategui, Albert Arias (89) and Luis Almanzar of Acereros de Guayana, Elder Gimenez (186-G-91) and Yonaiker Ecker (179-PG-90) of Portuarios de Sucre, Kelvin Caraballo (195-F-88) and Cesar Garcia (175-G-89) of Saurios de Caracas.

The West team was coached by Wilfredo Mejias of Felinos de Miranda and the roster included Josmar Acevedo (196-F-90) and Freddy Toro (201-F-88) of Guardianes de Lara, Javinger Vargas (206-C-90) and Miguel Ruiz of Dragones de Carabobo, Hector Diaz and Drexler Mejias (F-93) of Felinos de Miranda, Jesus Tovar (183-G-90) and Maolin Colina of Estrellas de Aragua and Moises Teixeira and Donyi Pino of Furreros de Cojedes.

Forum of Valencia - Valencia, Carabobo

Quarter by quarter
WEST: 26-21-30-25= 102
EAST: 31-28-21-32= 112

EAST: Elder Gimenez 18 points, Kelvin Caraballo 16 points, Robert Yriarte 15 points, Yonaiker Ecker 13 points, Cesar Garcia 12 points, Angel Contreras 10 points, Luis Almanzar 10 points, Albert Arias 9 points, Emilio Cappare 7 points, Jorge Prada 2 points,
WEST: Miguel Ruiz 18 points, Jesus Tovar 16 points, Moises Teixeira 14 points, Maolin Colina 12 points, Freddy Toro 10 points, Josmar Acevedo 9 points, Hector Diaz 7 points, Donyi Pino 6 points, Javinger Vargas 6 points, Drexler Mejias 4 points

LPB 2011 News - All-Star game introduces roster, coaches and contests - Jul 11, 2011

Barquisimeto, Venezuela.- The main board of Liga Profesional de Baloncesto (LPB) introduced the 34th edition of the LPB All-Star Game, to be played at the Forum of Valencia on May 7th between Criollos (Venezuelan players) and Importados (Foreign players), in a matchday that includes the second edition of the LEB Future All-Star Game and contests involving dunks and three-point shots.

This time, the league will honor the team that won the Gold Medal for Venezuela in the South American Championship of 1991, played at the Forum of Valencia. Venezuela defeated Brazil for the Gold medal on May 26th, 1991, in a game that required extra time. It is still the only Gold medal won by Venezuela in this kind of tournament.

The same generation of players had advanced to the FIBA World Cup of 1990 in Argentina and later on got the Silver Medal in the FIBA Americas Pre Olympic Tournament played in Portland in 1992. Venezuela advanced to its first an only appearance in the Olympic Games in Barcelona 1992.

Former NBA player and now coach Carl Herrera will top the group of honored retired players that includes Sam Shepherd (185-G-53, college: Delaware St.), Alexander Nelcha (205-C/F-68, college: Bloomsburg), Ivan Olivares (196-F-63), Gabriel Estaba (200-F/C-65, college: S.Alabama), Luis Jimenez , Luis Sosa, Nelson Solorzano , Cesar Portillo (206-C-68, college: S.Alabama), Omar Walcott (202-C-66, college: St.Peter's), Armando Becker and still active Victor David Diaz (195-F-68, college: Houston). All the players in both the LPB and LEB All-Star Game will wear number 4 to honor Diaz, owner of several records including points scored and seasons played in Venezuela's pro basketball.

Criollos will be coached by Nestor Salazar of Cocodrilos de Caracas and the roster includes Heissler Guillent (186-G-86) of Bucaneros de La Guaira, Nestor Colmenares (203-F-87) and Luis Bethelmi (200-C-86) of Cocodrilos de Caracas, David Cubillan (183-PG-87), Rafael Perez (193-G/F-82), Dwight Lewis (196-G-87) and Miguel Marriaga (208-C-84) of Trotamundos de Carabobo, Oscar Torres (195-F/G-76) of Marinos de Anzoategui, Francisco Centeno (201-G/F-85) and Cesar Silva (187-G-81) of Guaiqueries de Margarita, Jose Juan Bravo (200-C-80) of Gigantes de Guayana and Michael Flores (192-G-85) of Panteras de Miranda.

Importados will be coached by Ivan Deniz of Trotamundos de Carabobo and he'll count with Robert Gleen (201-F/C-89) and Carl Edwards (196-F-81) of Trotamundos de Carabobo, Blake Walker (196-G/F-82), Andrew Feeley (206-F/C-83) and Paul Stoll (178-G-85) of Gigantes de Guayana, Jack Michael Martinez (203-F/C-81) and Carl Elliott (193-G-83) of Cocodrilos de Caracas, Rogers Washington (198-F-77) and Evan Brock (204-F-84) of Guaiqueries de Margarita, Calvin Warner (201-F-80) of Bucaneros de La Guaira, Alejandro Flores (202-F-81) of Toros de Aragua and John Millsap (198-F-82) of Guaros de Lara.

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