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LPB Stage Two Standings
Group A
 1. Marinos 6-2 
 2. Cocodrilos 4-4 
 3. Bucaneros 2-6 
Group B
 1. Guaros 7-1 
 2. Guaiqueries 3-5 
 3. Trotamundos 2-6 
Places 7-10
 1. Toros 17-19 
 2. Gigantes 11-25 
 3. Panteras 7-29 
 4. Gaiteros 4-32 
Stage One Standings
Venezuelan men teams in Latin cups 2014-2015
 ASEAN League:
 Liga Sudamericana:
 Liga Americas:
LPB Stage One Standings
 1. Marinos 28-8 
 2. Guaros 25-11 
 3. Bucaneros 24-12 
 4. Trotamundos 22-14 
 5. Guaiqueries 21-15 
 6. Cocodrilos 21-15 
 7. Toros 17-19 
 8. Gigantes 11-25 
 9. Panteras 7-29 
 10. Gaiteros 4-32 

Windi Graterol was MVP of 2015 All-Star Game (Photo: Francisco Vega)
Season 2015
List of Players
List of Imports
Abroad
Stats
Points Per Game
 Jazreel DE JESUS
  Guaiquer.
  (186-G-)
  Avg: 22.9
 1. de Jesus, Guaiquer.22.9 
 2. Brown, Gaiteros20.8 
 3. De Jesus, Coamo20.8 
 4. Elliott, Cocodrilos20.4 
 5. Harper, Marinos19.4 
 6. Okosa, Leones SD19.3 
 7. Spencer, Guaros19.2 
 8. Sharpe, Cocodrilos18.5 
 9. Mensah, Gaiteros17.8 
 10. Horton, Panteras17.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dwayne JONES
  Leones SD
  (211-C-83)
  Avg: 15.2
 1. Jones, Leones SD15.2 
 2. Williams, Soles SD12.4 
 3. Young, Cocodrilos10.4 
 4. Okosa, Leones SD10.1 
 5. Martinez, Trotamun.9.8 
 6. Sucre, Gigantes9.1 
 7. Colmenares, Cocod.8.9 
 8. Williams, Marinos8.5 
 9. Lang, Cocodrilos7.8 
 10. Martinez, Trotamu.7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Gregory VARGAS
  Marinos
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 8
 1. Vargas, Marinos8.0 
 2. Cubillan, Trotamun.6.2 
 3. Elliott, Cocodrilos5.2 
 4. Guillent, Guaros5.1 
 5. Pena, Caneros LR5.0 
 6. Centeno, Bucaneros4.7 
 7. Holloway, Guaros4.1 
 8. Elliott, Toros4.0 
 9. de Jesus, Guaiquer.3.9 
 10. Bivia, Toros3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Carl ELLIOTT
  Cocodrilos
  (193-G-83)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Elliott, Cocodrilos2.3 
 2. Mensah, Gaiteros2.1 
 3. Spencer, Guaros1.7 
 4. Perez, Guayama1.6 
 5. Horton, Panteras1.5 
 6. Pena, Caneros LR1.4 
 7. Pinkney, Bucaneros1.3 
 8. Okosa, Leones SD1.3 
 9. Vargas, Marinos1.3 
 10. Cubillan, Trotamu.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Justin WILLIAMS
  Soles SD
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 3
 1. Williams, Soles SD3.0 
 2. Jackson, Cocodrilos2.0 
 3. Hill, Gigantes1.9 
 4. Lamizana, Reales L.1.8 
 5. Moon, Guaros1.3 
 6. Marriaga, Toros1.3 
 7. Siler, Marinos1.3 
 8. Lang, Cocodrilos1.2 
 9. Lugo, Guaiqueries1.2 
 10. Hernandez-S., Buc.1.1 

Marinos de Anzoategui wins Venezuelan LPB 2015 title (Photo: LPB)

Marinos de Anzoategui 2015
Fernando Duro Fernando Duro Duro
Aaron Harper
Harper
Marcus Melvin
Melvin
Jesus Urbina
Urbina
Gregory Vargas
Vargas
Keving Palacios
Palacios
# Name CM (INCH) Pos Bo NAT
6  Harper Aaron 203 (6'8'') G/F 81 USA
 Melvin Marcus 206 (6'9'') F 82 USA
4  Urbina Jesus 201 (6'7'') F 84 Colombia Venezuela
8  Vargas Gregory 180 (5'11'') PG 86 Venezuela
27  Palacios Keving 201 (6'7'') F/C 84 Venezuela
10  Vargas Jose 195 (6'5'') G/F 82 Venezuela
33  Thomas James 205 (6'9'') F/C 80 USA
52  Rodgers Leon 201 (6'7'') F 80 USA
9  Orta Raul 196 (6'5'') G 85 Puerto Rico Venezuela
 Garcia Gabriel Venezuela
14  Torres Oscar 198 (6'6'') F/G 76 Venezuela
25  Bravo Jose Juan 202 (6'8'') C 86 Venezuela
5  Herrera Juan 197 (6'6'') F 81 Venezuela
32  Chiquito Douglas 193 (6'4'') G 86 Colombia Venezuela
 Cappare Emilio 190 (6'3'') F/G 90 Venezuela
 Cappare Andres 184 (6'1'') G 90 Venezuela
1  Bompart Humberto 183 (6'0'') PG 94 Venezuela
17  Montano Eliezer 206 (6'9'') F/C 91 Venezuela
Head Coach: Fernando Duro
Coach Assistant: Henry Paruta
Coach Assistant: Ronald Guillen

Latinbasket.com All-Venezuelan LPB Awards 2015 - Jun 29, 2015

Latinbasket.com All-Venezuelan LPB 1st Team 2015
Gregory Vargas
Vargas
Carl Elliott
Elliott
Aaron Harper
Harper
Pete Mickeal
Mickeal
Dwayne Jones
Jones

Finals MVP: Gregory Vargas (180-PG-86) of Marinos
Player of the Year: Aaron Harper (203-SF-81) of Marinos
Guard of the Year: Gregory Vargas (180-PG-86) of Marinos
Forward of the Year: Aaron Harper (203-SF-81) of Marinos
Center of the Year: Dwayne Jones (211-C-83) of
Guaiqueries
Imported Player of the Year: Aaron Harper (203-SF-81) of Marinos
Domestic Player of the Year: Gregory Vargas (180-PG-86) of Marinos
Defensive Player of the Year: Carl Elliott (193-G-83) of Cocodrilos
Coach of the Year: Nestor Garcia of Guaros

1st Team
PG: Gregory Vargas (180-PG-86) of Marinos
G: Carl Elliott (193-G-83) of Cocodrilos
SF: Aaron Harper (203-SF-81) of Marinos
F: Pete Mickeal (199-F-78) of Bucaneros
C: Dwayne Jones (211-C-83) of Guaiqueries

2nd Team
PG: David Cubillan (181-PG-87) of Trotamundos
G: Jesus Centeno (190-G-85) of Bucaneros
G: Jezreel De Jesus (185-G-91) of Coamo
F: Axiers Sucre (199-F-78) of Gigantes
F/C: Walter Sharpe (206-F/C-86) of Cocodrilos

Honorable Mention
Reggie Okosa (208-F/C-80) of Leones SD
R.L. Horton (182-PG-89) of Panteras
Jack Michael Martinez (201-F-81) of Trotamundos
Rafael Perez (193-G/F-82) of Guayama
Miguel Marriaga (205-C-84) of Toros
Anthony Laveal Johnson (203-F/C-88) of Toros
Dwight Lewis (197-SG-87) of Trotamundos
Tu Holloway (182-G-89) of Guaynabo
Heissler Guillent (186-PG-86) of Guaros
Hector Romero (202-F/C-80) of Bucaneros
Cesar Garcia (175-G/F-89) of Cocodrilos
Marcus Melvin (206-F-82) of Marinos

All-Domestic Players Team
PG: Gregory Vargas (180-PG-86) of Marinos
G: Jesus Centeno (190-G-85) of Bucaneros
PG: David Cubillan (181-PG-87) of Trotamundos
F: Axiers Sucre (199-F-78) of Gigantes
F/C: Hector Romero (202-F/C-80) of Bucaneros

All-Imports Team
G: Carl Elliott (193-G-83) of Cocodrilos
SF: Aaron Harper (203-SF-81) of Marinos
F: Pete Mickeal (199-F-78) of Bucaneros
F/C: Walter Sharpe (206-F/C-86) of Cocodrilos
C: Dwayne Jones (211-C-83) of
Guaiqueries


Marinos de Anzoategui celebrate second consecutive LPB title - Jun 14, 2015

Guaros - Marinos 81-85

Marinos claimed the LBP title. They beat Guaros in the sixth game of the championship series to conquer the trophy. Guaros were tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. The former international swingman Jose Vargas (195-82) orchestrated the victory by scoring 23 points and 6 rebounds. The former international point guard Gregory Vargas (180-86, agency: Paris Global Sports) contributed with 18 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. International center Gregory Echenique (206-90, college: Creighton) answered with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 10 rebounds (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) and American guard Tu Holloway (182-89, college: Xavier) added 28 points in the effort for Guaros. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Guaros: T.Holloway 28+4reb+2ast, G.Echenique 23+10reb+1ast, D.Spencer 11+4reb+1ast, R.Guevara 10+1reb+2ast, H.Guillent 5+1reb+1ast, L.Bethelmy 2+6reb+1ast
Marinos: J.Vargas 23+6reb+3ast, G.Vargas 18+7reb+6ast, A.Harper 15+4ast, G.Siler 10+5reb+1ast, M.Melvin 6+4reb, J.Urbina 5+6reb+1ast
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Criollos win 2015 All-Star Game - Apr 19, 2015

Criollos - Importados 115:114

The Criollos celebrated victory in the LPB All-Star Game. Windi Graterol (204-C-86) converted a decisive basket late in regulation to seal the win for the Criollos. He was named the MVP after the game. Graterol posted 17 points and 4 rebounds for the winners. The Importados are leading overall count of wins 22-15 over the Criollos. Luis Bethelmy (200-F/C-86) posted 18 points, while Jesus Centeno (190-G-85) added 17 points for the winners. Marcus Elliott (191-G-84, college: Louisiana Tech) responded with 20 points and 6 rebounds for the Importados. Pete Mickeal (199-F-78, agency: Tycoon Sports Inc., college: Cincinnati) contributed 19 points in the loss. Darwin Matos (197-G/F-85) earned victory in the Slam Dunk Contest.


LPB's 2015 All-Star Game set to amaze Venezuelan fans in Valencia - Apr 17, 2015

Barquisimeto, Venezuela.- A new edition of Venezuela's Liga Profesional de Baloncesto's All-Star Game (LPB All-Star Game) will take place on April 18th at the Forum of Valencia, with the traditional game between Criollos (Venezuelans) and Importados (Foreigners) and the Slam Dunks, Three-Point Shots and One-on One official contests.

The game will be played to honor Venezuelan SF Victor David Diaz (195-F-68, college: Houston), who is playing his final season as an active player for Gaiteros del Zulia and is a former star of Venezuela's Senior National Team with over 20 years of overseas experience, including stints in leagues of Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Colombia, Brazil and Puerto Rico.

Starting players for both teams were selected through a national online voting process open to fans in the league's official website. Bench players and coaches were selected by the league's technical board.

Here's a detailed list with the team rosters and coaching staffs, as well as the participants of all the contests. Kristoffer Lang (211-F/C-79, college: N.Carolina), of Cocodrilos de Caracas and who had been selected by the fans, will not be able to play due to injury and had to be replaced.

CRIOLLOS

Starters
Heissler Guillent (186-PG-86) of Guaros de Lara
Rafael Perez (193-G/F-82, agency: Paris Global Sports) of Toros de Aragua
Luis Bethelmy (200-F/C-86) of Guaros de Lara
Windi Graterol (204-C-86) of Guaros de Lara
Gregory Echenique (206-C-90, college: Creighton) of Guaros de Lara

Bench
Gregory Vargas (180-PG-86, agency: Paris Global Sports) of Marinos de Anzoategui
Jesus Centeno (190-G-85) of Bucaneros de La Guaira
Cesar Garcia (175-G/F-89) of Cocodrilos de Caracas
Dwight Lewis (197-SG-87, college: USC) of Trotamundos de Carabobo
Hector Romero (202-F/C-80, college: New Orleans) of Bucaneros de La Guaira
Axiers Sucre (199-F-78) of Gigantes de Guayana
Richard Lugo (209-C-73, college: St.Francis, NY) of Guaiqueries de Margarita

Head coach: Nestor Salazar of Cocodrilos de Caracas

IMPORTADOS

Starters
Jezreel De Jesus (185-G-91) of Guaiqueries de Margarita
Carl Elliott (193-G-83, college: G.Washington) of Cocodrilos de Caracas
Aaron Harper (203-G/F-81, college: Mississippi) of Marinos de Anzoategui
Marcus Melvin (206-F-82, college: N.Carolina St.) of Marinos de Anzoategui
Dwayne Jones (211-C-83, college: St.Joseph's) of Guaiqueries de Margarita

Bench
R.L. Horton (182-PG-89, college: S.Mississippi) of Panteras de Miranda
Marcus Elliott (191-G-84, college: Louisiana Tech) of Toros de Aragua
Pete Mickeal (199-F-78, agency: Tycoon Sports Inc., college: Cincinnati) of Bucaneros de La Guaira
Walter Sharpe (206-F/C-86, college: UAB) of Cocodrilos de Caracas
Anthony Laveal Johnson (203-F/C-88, college: Fairfield) of Toros de Aragua
Reggie Okosa (208-F/C-80, college: La Salle) of Gaiteros del Zulia
Justin Williams (206-F/C-84, college: Wyoming) of Panteras de Miranda

Head coach: Fernando Duro of Marinos de Anzoategui

DUNKS Contest

Criollos
Darwin Matos (197-G/F-85) of Bucaneros de La Guaira
Kelvin Caraballo (195-F-88) of Cocodrilos de Caracas
Junior Martinez (200-F-92) of Panteras de Miranda

Importados
Walter Sharpe of Cocodrilos de Caracas
Anthony Laveal Johnson of Toros de Aragua
Justin Williams of Panteras de Miranda

THREE-POINT SHOTS Contest

Criollos
Leonardo Cappare (186-PG-80) of Gigantes de Guayana
Cesar Garcia of Cocodrilos de Caracas

Importados
Aaron Harper of Marinos de Anzoategui
Marcus Melvin of Marinos de Anzoategui

ONE-ON-ONE Contest

Criollos
Heissler Guillent of Guaros de Lara
Gregory Vargas of Marinos de Anzoategui

Importados
Carl Elliott of Cocodrilos de Caracas
R.L. Horton of Panteras de Miranda



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