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LPB Standings
Eastern Conference
 1. Panteras 11-6 
 2. Gigantes 10-7 
 3. Bucaneros 9-8 
 4. Guaiqueries 8-9 
 5. Marinos 3-13 
Western Conference
 1. Guaros 16-1 
 2. Trotamundos 13-4 
 3. Cocodrilos 8-9 
 4. Toros 6-11 
 5. Gaiteros 0-16 
Full Standings
Last:9/9/2018
Serie Standings
Central Conference
 1 Broncos 6-1 
 2 Recicladores 6-1 
 3 Comuna 3-4 
 4 Guerreros 3-4 
 5 Atleticos 2-5 
 6 Diablos 1-6 
East Conference
 1 Gladiadores 6-0 
 2 Cangrejeros 3-2 
 3 Margarita 2-3 
 4 Acereros 2-4 
 5 Buffalos 0-4 
Full Standings
Last:4/14/2019
Liga Americas Standings
Group E
 1 Paulistano 3-0 
 2 Capitanes 2-1 
 3 Franca 1-2 
 4 Atenas 0-3 
Group F
 1 Guaros 3-0 
 2 San Lorenzo 2-1 
 3 Arecibo 1-2 
 4 Las Animas 0-3 
Stage One Standings
Full Standings
Last:3/18/2019
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Trey GILDER
  Panteras
  (206-PF-85)
  Avg: 26.5
 1. T.Gilder Panteras26.5 
 2. B.Polanco Gaiteros25.8 
 3. T.Stoglin Trotamun22.9 
 4. W.McKines Cocod19.5 
 5. G.Foster Bucaneros16.2 
 6. T.Mitchell Cocodrilos16.1 
 7. D.Lewis Trotamun15.9 
 8. A.Dotti Toros15.3 
 9. D.Cedeno Gaiteros15.3 
 10. E.Gimenez Toros15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Axiers SUCRE
  Gigantes
  (199-F-78)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. A.Sucre Gigantes10.2 
 2. D.Johnson Toros9.3 
 3. J.Grant Trotamun8.4 
 4. W.McKines Cocod8.3 
 5. T.Mitchell Cocodrilos8.2 
 6. G.Echenique Guaros7.5 
 7. K.Alexander Trotamun7.3 
 8. A.Ramos Gaiteros7.0 
 9. D.Stephens Trotamun6.8 
 10. J.Romero Panteras6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Heldrin GUILLENT
  Guaros
  (180-G-98)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. H.Guillent Guaros6.9 
 2. H.Guillent Guaros5.7 
 3. E.Mijares Toros4.9 
 4. C.Elliott Cocodrilos4.9 
 5. T.Stoglin Trotamun4.4 
 6. H.Cazorla Gigantes4.3 
 7. T.Gilder Panteras4.1 
 8. J.Zamora Trotamun4.0 
 9. D.Chiquito Gaiteros3.9 
 10. J.Vargas Guaros3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Heissler GUILLENT
  Guaros
  (186-PG-86)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. H.Guillent Guaros2.8 
 2. P.Chourio Trotamun2.8 
 3. H.Cazorla Gigantes2.2 
 4. E.Mijares Toros2.0 
 5. N.Colmenares Gua1.9 
 6. J.Sojo Marinos1.9 
 7. C.Elliott Cocodrilos1.5 
 8. H.Guillent Guaros1.5 
 9. Y.Sifontes Guaros1.5 
 10. K.Alexander Trotamun1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Tony MITCHELL
  Cocodrilos
  (203-F-92)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. T.Mitchell Cocodrilos1.8 
 2. S.Osayande Toros1.7 
 3. V.Goodridge Bucan1.6 
 4. D.Johnson Toros1.5 
 5. J.Grant Trotamun1.2 
 6. L.Carrillo Trotamun1.2 
 7. J.Coronado Guaiquer1.1 
 8. J.Samuel Gaiteros1.0 
 9. K.Lang Panteras0.9 
 10. K.Alexander Trotamun0.9 
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Dwight Lewis selected the top Venezuelan playing abroad in last week's games - Jan 27, 2019


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DWIGHT LEWIS
Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Venezuelans who are currently playing abroad.


Dwight Lewis
Dwight Lewis
   #1. This week's number one is an international swingman Dwight Lewis (197-87, college: USC, currently plays in Argentina). He could not help Gimnasia (7-4) in their last game. Despite Lewis' very good performance Gimnasia lost 78-90 on the road to the much lower-ranked (#17) Quilmes MP. He was the top scorer with 24 points. Lewis also added 9 rebounds in 37 minutes on the court. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. It's Lewis' first year with the team. He has relatively good stats this season: 14.3ppg, 2.7rpg, 1.9apg, 2FGP: 56.1%(55-98), 3FGP: 30.4% and FT: 78.8% in 11 games he played so far. Lewis is a naturalized American. He is currently a member of the Venezuelan senior national team. Lewis used to play for Trotamundos de Carabobo in Venezuelan league.

Windi Graterol
Windi Graterol
   #2. Second place goes to an experienced international center Windi Graterol (204-86, agency: Pro Sports, currently plays in Brazil). He led Brasilia to a victory against the sixth-ranked Paschoalotto/Bauru (7-10) 76-75 in the Brazilian NBB last Wednesday. Graterol scored 11 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Universo/Caixa/Brasilia (4-12) is placed second from the bottom (#13) in the NBB. They ended the series of four consecutive loses. It's Graterol's first season with the team. This year he has relatively solid stats: 12.0ppg, 6.0rpg, 2FGP: 58.9%(73-124), 3FGP: 33.3% and FT: 59.4%. Ex-Cocodrilos de Caracas player is in the roster of the Venezuelan senior national team.

Gregory Echenique
Gregory Echenique
   #3. The Venezuelan player who performed third best last week abroad was an international center Gregory Echenique (206-90, agency: Pensack Sports, college: Creighton, currently plays in Japan). Echenique led Shimane Magic to a victory over the third-ranked Cyberdyne IR (22-11) crushing them 107-73 in the Japanese B2 League on Saturday night. He was MVP of the game. Echenique had a double-double by scoring 28 points and getting 10 rebounds. He also added 2 blocks in 34 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group West. Shimane Susanoo Magic (25-10) is placed third. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. Echenique has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 19.7ppg, 14.2rpg, 2.3apg, 1.6bpg, 2FGP: 63.4%(253-399) and FT: 75.4% in 33 games. Echenique is also a member of the Venezuelan senior national team.

Donta Smith
Donta Smith
   #4. Small forward Donta Smith (201-83, college: SE Illinois JC, currently plays in France) contributed to an easy victory against the tenth-ranked SIG Strasbourg (8-10) crushing them 98-57 in the French Jeep ELITE in Saturday night's game. He scored 13 points, had 5 rebounds and dished 4 assists. Elan Bearnais Pau-Lacq-Orthez (12-6) is placed second in the Jeep ELITE. Smith has reliable stats this season: 12.8ppg, 6.4rpg, 4.4apg and 1.3spg. He is a naturalized American. Smith used to play for the Venezuelan national team back in 2015. He played also for Marinos de Anzoategui in Venezuelan league.

Pedro Chourio
Pedro Chourio
   #5. International swingman Pedro Chourio (186-90, also represented by Pro Sports, currently plays in Argentina) was not able to help Estudiantes Concordia (3-10) in their last game. Despite Chourio's good performance Estudiantes Concordia was badly defeated 93-75 in Santiado del Estero by the higher-ranked (#10) Quimsa. He recorded 11 points and grabbed 4 rebounds (made all of his five free throws) in 31 minutes. But the season just started, so everything may happen. This year Chourio's overall stats are: 7.2ppg, 4.2rpg and 1.1spg in 13 games. He plays currently for the Venezuelan national team.

John Cox
John Cox
   #6. Point guard John Cox (195-81, another player represented by Pensack Sports, college: USF, currently plays in France) was the major contributor in a Sluc Nancy's victory against the tenth-ranked Nantes (7-8) 79-68 in the French ProB (second division) on Friday night. Cox recorded 19 points and added 5 passes. Sluc Nancy Basket Pro (11-5) is placed second in the ProB. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. Cox's stats this season are: 11.3ppg, 1.8rpg and 2.6apg. He is a naturalized American. Cox is a former international player as he played for the Venezuelan senior team two years ago. He used to play for Marinos de Anzoategui in Venezuelan league.

Jhornan Zamora
Jhornan Zamora
   #7. International guard Jhornan Zamora (196-89, currently plays in Spain) was not able to secure a victory for one of league's weakest teams Ourense (11-8) in their last game. Despite Zamora's very good performance Ourense was edged 83-80 at home by the higher-ranked (#5) CB Granada. He was the top scorer with 20 points. Zamora also added 5 passes in 33 minutes. Zamora has very impressive stats this year: 16.1ppg, 3.1rpg, 1.9apg and 1.5spg in 17 games. He is also Venezuelan national team player.

Francisco Centeno
Francisco Centeno
   #8. Power forward Francisco Centeno (203-85, currently plays in Chile) contributed to an easy victory against the leader Temuco (17-9) crushing them 103-75 in the Chilean Liga Nacional on Saturday night. Centeno scored 15 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 22 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group Conferencia Sur. Asociacion Basquetbol Ancud (0-2) is placed first in Conferencia Sur. His team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And that game will be critical. This year Centeno's total stats are: 8.3ppg, 5.6rpg and 2.2apg in 12 games. He used to play for the Venezuelan national team back in 2012.

Luis Julio
Luis Julio
   #9. Former international center Luis Julio (201-80, currently plays in Chile) was the main contributor in Aleman's victory against the fifth-ranked AB Ancud (12-12) 77-68 in the Chilean Liga Nacional in Saturday night's game. Julio was the best player in that game. He scored 24 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. CD Aleman Puerto Varas Concepcion (13-12) is placed fourth in Conferencia Sur. Julio's team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And now that game is very crucial. Julio averaged so far 14.4ppg, 10.5rpg and 2.5apg. He used to play for the Venezuelan national team ten years ago.

Harold Cazorla
Harold Cazorla
   #10. Point guard Harold Cazorla (175-91, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help Fontedoso Carrefour (8-11) in their game against Navarra (13-6) in the Spanish LEB Silver (third division). Cazorla recorded only 4 points, 4 rebounds and 8 assists in 25 minutes. The ninth-placed Fontedoso Carrefour (8-11) was edged 59-56 in Pamplona by the leading Navarra in the West group. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be important. Cazorla has averaged so far 9.6ppg, 4.4rpg, 5.1apg and 2.5spg in 18 games. He is a former international player as two years ago he still played for the Venezuelan senior national team.

   #11. Former international forward Luis Valera (202-88, college: UTRGV, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help Azuqueca (10-9) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Valera's good performance Azuqueca (#6) was crushed 76-55 in Murcia by the second-ranked Real in the East group. He was the second best scorer with 10 points. Valera also added 4 rebounds. Valera has averaged so far 7.5ppg and 3.1rpg. He used to play for the Venezuelan national team four years ago.

   #12. Former U18 international forward Jose Martinez Suarez (196-82, currently plays in Argentina) couldn't help Independiente in their game against Villa San Martin in the Argentinian La Liga Argentina (second division). Martinez Suarez scored 8 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 24 minutes. His team lost 74-87. Martinez Suarez has averaged so far 9.8ppg, 4.9rpg and 1.1apg in 18 games. He used to play for the Venezuelan U18 national team back in 2000.

   #13. Former international forward Juan Herrera (197-81, currently plays in Mexico) contributed to Lenadores' victory against the fourth-ranked Laguneros 102-92 in the Mexican LNBP (second division) on Saturday night. He scored 12 points and added 3 assists in 20 minutes. Herrera has averaged so far 8.7ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.7apg in 30 games. He used to play for the Venezuelan national team nine years ago.


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

   #1. Juan Fontena (196-F-87, currently plays in Chile) led Osorno Basquetbol to a victory against the sixth-ranked Universidad Catolica (1-23) 80-73 in the Chilean Liga Nacional last Sunday. Fontena recorded a double-double by scoring 14 points and getting 10 rebounds. He also added 3 assists. Osorno Basquetbol (9-16) is placed sixth in Conferencia Sur. Fontena's team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And that game will be critical. Fontena's total stats this season are: 8.3ppg, 5.6rpg and 2.2apg. He has a dual citizenship: Venezuelan and Chilean.

   #2. Luis Merida (190-G-92, currently plays in Chile). Merida could not help Universidad Catolica (2-6) to beat Las Animas (18-6). He scored 7 points. Universidad Catolica (#5) was crushed 108-71 on the road by the leading Las Animas in the Conferencia Centro. It was Universidad Catolica's fourth consecutive loss in a row. Merida's team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. Merida has averaged so far 6.0ppg and 2.1rpg.

  



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Echenique
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Here is the weekly review of the top performing Venezuelan players, who play currently abroad. This week's number one is an international center Gregory Echenique (206-90, agency: Pensack Sports). He led Shimane Magic to a victory over the third-ranked Dragonflies in the Japanese B2 League in Sunday night's game.    [read more]
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