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alermac
09-08-2009, 05:16 PM
Since the Copa Argentina (preseason tournament involving all 16 LNB teams and 14 second division clubs) is just underway, i'll be posting these LNB rosters before the league begins on early October. Roster limits impose a maximum of 9 adults (born in 1988 or earlier), including a maximum of 3 imports.

*= new signings

Atenas de Córdoba
Last season: Champions
Coach: Rubén Magnano
PG *Juan Pablo Cantero (1,90 - 1982)
PG Juan Pablo Figueroa (1,88 - 1986)
SG Andre Laws (1,85 - 1986 - USA)
SG Federico Ferrini (1,93 - 1983)
SF Juan Manuel Locatelli (2,00 - 1976)
SF Cristian Romero (1,98 - 1982)
PF *Diego Lo Grippo (1,98 - 1978)
PF Joel Comba (2,03 - 1993)
C Djibril Kante (2,01 - 1982 - Ivory Coast)
C Diego Osella (2,09 - 1969)
C Pablo Orlietti (2,06 - 1990)

TITLE CANDIDATE:
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Boca Juniors
Coach: Pablo D'Angelo
PG Nicolás Aguirre (1,88 - 1988)
PG *Nelson Ingles (1,83 - 1975)
SG *Cedric Moodie (1,85 - 1979 - USA)
SG *Brian Woodward (1,90 - 1981 - USA)
SF *Sebastián Castiñeira (1,96 - 1979)
SF *Fabián Ramírez Barrios (1,96 - 1990)
PF *Gabriel Míkulas (2,01 - 1981)
PF *Lucas Martina (2,01 - 1981)
PF *Mariano Fierro (1,98 - 1986)
C Derrick Alston (2,06 - 1972 - USA)
C Leandro Podestá (2,05 - 1992)

CONTENDER Boca nearly quits the league due to financial issues, so it lost its best players (Espil and Gabriel Fernández) and won't be a title candidate for the first time in ages. Anyway, it found nice players to have a sleeper season.

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Central Entrerriano
Last season: played second division, acquired rights from Independiente
Coach: Eduardo Cadillac
PG Cristian Cadillac (1,94 - 1983)
PG *Gastón Torre (1,84 - 1984)
SG *Oscar Funes (1,91 - 1983)
SG *Darius Lane (1,92 - 1978 - USA)
SF *Eduardo Calvelli (1,94 - 1981)
SF Lucas Arn (1,98 - 1989)
PF *Scott Cutley (1,96 - 1984 - USA)
PF *Sebastián Cabello (2,04 - 1982)
C *Alejandro Burgos (2,04 - 1977)
C *Glen Elliott (2,06 - 1983 - USA)

WILL FIGHT TO AVOID RELEGATION

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Estudiantes
Coach: Marcelo Richotti
PG Pedro Franco (1,80 - 1980)
PG Lucas Faggiano (1,80 - 1988)
SG *Andre Smith (1,88 - 1981 - USA)
SF *Michael Robinson (1,97 - 1978 - USA Naturalized)
SF *Larry Abney (2,02 - 1976 - USA)
PF Gerardo Barrera (2,01 - 1977)
PF *Cristian Amicucci (2,01 - 1985)
C *Jeremy Caldwell (2,03 - 1987 - USA)

WILL FIGHT TO AVOID RELEGATION

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Gimnasia
Coach: Nicolás Casalánguida
PG Nicolás de los Santos (1,88 - 1988)
PG Nicolás Ferreyra (1,85 - 1985)
SG Gary Buchanan (1,93 - 1981 - USA)
SG Federico Mansilla (1,90 - 1987)
SF Germán Sciutto (1,90 - 1979)
SF *Martín Miner (1,96 - 1989)
PF Diego Romero (2,09 - 1982)
PF *Andrés Rodríguez (2,00 - 1977)
C *Hakeem Rollins (2,02 - 1983 - USA)
C José Alessio (2,03 - 1988)

CONTENDER

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La Unión
Coach: Gabriel Piccato
PG Diego Gerbaudo (1,75 - 1989)
PG *Hernando Salles (1,88 - 1979)
SG *David Jackson (1,88 - 1982 - USA)
SG Ariel Pau (1,92 - 1984)
SG *Agustín Carnovale (1,90 - 1986)
SF *Mariano Franco (2,00 - 1980)
PF *Jimmy Boston (1,98 - 1976 - USA)
PF Ariel Zago (2,00 - 1985)
C Jason Osborne (2,04 - 1974 - USA)
C Pedro Barrios (2,09 - 1978)

MID-LEVEL TEAM

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Lanús
Coach: Marcelo Santander
PG *Lucas Victoriano (1,90 - 1977)
PG Nicolás Laprovíttola (1,90 - 1990)
SG *Sebastián Acosta (1,90 - 1979)
SG *Ezequiel Manzanares (1,94 - 1990)
SF Diego Prego (1,95 - 1976)
SF *Fernando Malara (1,95 - 1980)
PF *Fernando Calvi (2,00 - 1982)
C *Jamaal Levy (2,06 - 1983 - Panama)
C Terrell Taylor (2,03 - 1981 - USA)
C *Ruperto Herrera (2,02 - 1973 - Cuba Naturalized)

MID-LEVEL TEAM

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Libertad
Coach: Juan Parola
PG Sebastián Ginóbili (1,90 - 1971)
PG *Diego Alba (1,80 - 1981)
SG Pablo Moldú (1,90 - 1978)
SG Marcos Saglietti (1,90 - 1986)
SF *Cleotis Brown (1,96 - 1979 - USA)
SF *Laron Profit (1,95 - 1977 - USA)
SF Juan Fernández Chávez (1,95 - 1990)
PF Andrés Pelussi (1,98 - 1978)
PF Andrés Landoni (2,03 - 1990)
C *Rubén Wolkowyski (2,06 - 1973)
C *Tyler Field (2,06 - 1974 - USA Naturalized)

TITLE CANDIDATE

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Obras
Coach: Carlos Duro
PG *Bruno Lábaque (1,78 - 1978)
PG Fernando Titarelli (1,82 - 1981)
PG Cristian Cortés (1,90 - 1990)
SG *Juan Espil (1,92 - 1968)
SG *Gustavo Oroná (1,96 - 1973)
SF *Maurice Spillers (1,99 - 1973 - USA)
SF *Mike Gale (1,93 - 1982 - USA)
PF Lázaro Borrell (2,02 - 1972 - Cuba - INJURED)
PF *Federico Glinberg (2,00 - 1990)
C *Gabriel Fernández (2,04 - 1976)
C *Alejandro Alloatti (2,05 - 1984)
C *Chuck Kornegay (2,06 - 1974 - USA/Spain)

CONTENDER

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Olímpico
Coach: Gonzalo García
PG Martín Trovellesi (1,84 - 1980)
PG *Jonatan Machuca (1,78 - 1989)
SG Mariano Byró (1,92 - 1980)
SG *Eduardo Villares (1,87 - 1979)
SG *Frank Williams (1,91 - 1980 - USA)
SF Diego Cavaco (1,96 - 1979)
SF *Ariel Hillebrand (1,96 - 1989)
PF Anthony Glover (1,98 - 1982 - USA)
PF Jorge Benítez (2,03 - 1973)
C *Pedro Calderón (2,08 - 1980)
C *Norman Nolan (2,03 - 1976 - USA)

MID-LEVEL TEAM

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Peñarol
Coach: Sergio Hernández
PG Pablo Rodríguez (1,83 - 1978)
PG *Raymundo Legaria (1,78 - 1980)
PG Facundo Campazzo (1,78 - 1990)
SG *Mike Jones
SF Marcos Mata (2,03 - 1986)
SF Sebastián Vega (2,00 - 1988)
PF *Leonardo Gutiérrez (2,00 - 1977)
PF Alejandro Diez (2,00 - 1987)
C *Martín Leiva (2,10 - 1980)
C *Alejandro Reinick (2,03 - 1977)

TITLE CANDIDATE

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Quilmes
Coach: Esteban de la Fuente
PG *Martín Muller (1,95 - 1985)
PG Esteban López (1,90 - 1984)
PG Dragan Capitanich (1,90 - 1990)
SG *Facundo Piñero (1,98 - 1988)
SF *Juan Cangelosi (1,95 - 1982)
SF *Carl Edwards (1,98 - 1982 - USA)
PF Nicolás Romano (2,01 - 1987)
PF *Brice Assie (1,98 - 1984 - Ivory Coast)
C *Calvin Williams III (2,06 - 1987 - USA - INJURED)
C *Leonardo Peralta (2,05 - 1985)
C *Jason Keep (2,06 - 1978 - USA)

MID-LEVEL TEAM

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Quimsa
Coach: Carlos Romano
PG Jonatan Treise (1,85 - 1985)
PG *Franco Balbi (1,90 - 1989)
SG Julio Mázzaro (1,90 - 1979)
SG *José Muruaga (1,90 - 1984)
SF *Albert White (1,98 - 1977 - USA)
SF *Federico Marín (1,96 - 1982)
SF *Agustín Ambrosino (2,00 - 1990)
PF *Dionisio Gómez (2,02 - 1980 - Panama)
PF Bruno Ingratta (2,03 - 1985)
C *Román González (2,10 - 1978)
C *Damián Tintorelli (2,05 - 1982)

CONTENDER

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Regatas
Coach: Fabio Demti
PG *Agustín Carabajal (1,78 - 1979)
PG *Lucas Picarelli (1,81 - 1981)
SG *Juan Manuel Rivero (1,90 - 1985)
SF Ramzee Stanton (1,96 - 1980 - USA)
SF *Maximiliano Maciel (1,95 - 1983)
SF *Bruno Zanotti (1,97 - 1982 - Paraguay)
PF Federico Kammerichs (2,03 - 1981)
C *Ed Nelson (2,03 - USA)
C Roberto López (1,99 - 1977)

CONTENDER

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Sionista
Coach: Sebastián Svetliza
PG *Luis Cequeira (1,80 - 1985)
PG Ramiro Iglesias (1,82 - 1990)
SG Javier Martínez (1,85 - 1978 - Paraguay naturalized)
SG *Patricio Rodríguez (1,92 - 1984)
SF *Carlos Dixon (2,01 - 1981 - USA)
SF Matías Fioretti (2,03 - 1984 - INJURED)
SF Leandro Masieri (2,00 - 1975)
PF Chuckie Robinson (2,01 - 1975 - USA)
PF Daniel Hure (2,00 - 1983)
C *Alejandro Zilli (2,00 - 1982)
C *LaShaqn Malloy (2,09 - 1985 - USA)

CONTENDER

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Unión
Coach: Osvaldo Arduh
PG Gustavo Martín (1,80 - 1981)
PG *Fabián Sahdi (1,89 - 1989)
SG *Pablo Gil (1,90 - 1979)
SG *Leonel Schattmann (1,90 - 1987)
SG Enzo Ruiz (1,92 - 1988)
SF *Ron Selleaze (1,97 - 1976 - USA)
SF Miguel Isola (1,98 - 1980)
PF William McFarlan (2,01 - USA)
PF *Sebastián Uranga (2,00 - 1988)
C *James Williams (2,03 - USA)
C *Walter Storani (2,00 - 1970)

MID-LEVEL TEAM

alermac
09-11-2009, 03:53 AM
So, many notable transfers this offseason:

-Leonardo Gutiérrez left champion Atenas, and joined finalist Peñarol... a club with fans that have always hated his guts.

-Román González, then, left Peñarol for Quimsa.

-Libertad hired Rubén Wolkowyski, who played last season in Uruguay and Puerto Rico, and hasn't played LNB since 2002.

-Obras got lucky: picked up Juan Espil and Gaby Fernández from Boca's financial issues; and also got Bruno Lábaque from Atenas, because he had to move to Buenos Aires.

-But Atenas replaced Lábaque with Juan Pablo Cantero, the NT PG coming from Sionista.

-But Sionista replaced Cantero with Luis Cequeira, another young PG with NT experience who comes from Regatas.

-La Unión pulled the biggest shock: the newly promoted team signed league MVP David Jackson, from finalists Peñarol.

alermac
09-29-2009, 12:47 AM
Copa Argentina Final 4 will begin on Friday, in the Patagonian city of Trelew, Province of Chubut. The four qualified teams are Gimnasia, Peñarol, Sionista and Quimsa.

alermac
10-01-2009, 10:32 PM
Weird note: Daaron Brown, import C for Quilmes, decided to leave the team (and the country) after getting mugged at gunpoint at his hotel lobby:(

alermac
10-03-2009, 04:19 PM
Copa Argentina Final 4, Day 1:

Peñarol 73 - Sionista 65 Stats (http://www.lnb.com.ar/online/ca_pen_juv_cf_91x.htm)
http://www.clarin.com/diario/2009/10/02/um/fotos/leogutierrezsionista.jpg

Quimsa 68 - Gimnasia 54 Stats (http://www.lnb.com.ar/online/ca_qui_gim_cf_92x.htm)
http://www.clarin.com/diario/2009/10/02/um/fotos/romangonzalez.jpg

alermac
10-04-2009, 03:13 PM
Day 2:

Quimsa 74 - Sionista 60
http://www.clarin.com/diario/2009/10/03/um/fotos/romancomodoro.jpg



Gimnasia 82 - Peñarol 66
http://www.clarin.com/diario/2009/10/03/um/fotos/gimnasiapenarol.jpg

alermac
10-05-2009, 03:20 PM
in the final day, Gimnasia crushed Sionista 81-66; but the champions were Quimsa, despite losing to Peñarol 77-73 in overtime, since the three-way tiebreaker favored them.

http://www.clarin.com/diario/2009/10/04/um/fotos/quimsa.jpg

alermac
10-08-2009, 03:08 PM
In the Opening Game of the season, Atenas trashed Quimsa 83-61 (http://www.lnb.com.ar/online/a_ate_qui_1f_9.htm) (48-18 at the half). Surprising result since both teams are true favorites to the title, but also because Atenas was missing its starting center Kante.

http://www.clarin.com/diario/2009/10/07/um/fotos/figueroaatenas.jpg

alermac
10-14-2009, 05:37 AM
Atenas pulled another major signing, maybe the best signing of all: Diego Lo Grippo, the PF who played in Spain for a few years now.

alermac
10-27-2009, 08:54 PM
Strange signing: Regatas cut Colombian SG Stalin Ortiz, and replaced him with Paraguayan SF Bruno Zanotti.

alermac
10-31-2009, 02:50 PM
Well, let's update this with some action:D

http://www.clarin.com/diario/2009/10/31/fotos/1943499-1.jpg
Bruno Lábaque of Obras, leading the South

North Zone Standings: (some teams have been playing Liga Sudamericana games, so their standings aren't real)

1) Atenas (5-2) 12 points
2) Regatas (4-3) 11 points
3) Libertad (4-2) 10 points
4) La Unión (3-4) 10 points
5) Unión (3-3) 9 points
5) Quimsa (3-3) 9 points
7) Sionista (3-2) 8 points
8) Olímpico (0-6) 6 points

South Zone:

1) Obras (6-1) 13 points
2) Central (5-2) 12 points (the great surprise so far)
3) Peñarol (5-1) 11 points
4) Boca (4-3) 11 points
5) Quilmes (3-4) 10 points
6) Gimnasia (2-5) 9 points
7) Lanús (1-6) 8 points
8) Estudiantes (1-5) 7 points
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Here (http://www.lnb.com.ar/liga/tablas_a.php) you can see the top players in several stats categories.

And here (http://www.lnb.com.ar/liga/porequipos_a.php) you can see the stats of each player of every team.

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The most surprising player belongs to the most surprising team: Oscar Funes, SG of Central, is leading all scorers with 24.1 ppg. He also leads at efficiency rating and steals. The next top scorer is Luis Cequeira, PG of Sionista, whose 20.8 ppg are also unexpected, especially since he leads all passers at 4.5 apg.

The rebounding leaderboard shows Federico Kammerichs of Regatas on top, which is no surprise. The shock is his average of 15.4 boards:eek:, nearly doubling his closest competitor.

Odd: the efficiency ratings board has four Argentines at the top: Funes, Kammerichs, Cequeira and Rubén Wolkowyski. Andrés Pelussi, Gabriel Míkulas, Bruno Lábaque and Román González are also in the top 10.

alermac
11-02-2009, 01:15 PM
THE latest great signing: Lanús got PG Lucas Victoriano, formerly of the NT, now back from many seasons in Europe.

alermac
11-04-2009, 02:38 AM
another big name joins an LNB team: Obras Sanitarias of Buenos Aires replaced injured Cuban PF Lázaro Borrell with American-Spanish C Chuck Kornegay, who playerd for the Spanish NT in 2001 and had his last job in Uruguay.

alermac
11-07-2009, 07:14 PM
http://www.basquetplus.com/fotos/foto_4593.jpg
Last night, Diego Osella became the first player to reach 1000 games in the LNB. He even scored a 2+1 on his first play of the game.

Since his debut for Atenas in 1988, he's played every LNB season except for a two year period in Varese (2002/2004) and half a season in Alicante (2000/2001).

alermac
11-07-2009, 08:34 PM
Last night's results:

Sionista 75 - Unión 70 (http://www.lnb.com.ar/online/a_juv_uni_1f_66.htm)
Atenas 95 - Olímpico 65 (http://www.lnb.com.ar/online/a_ate_cic_1f_65.htm)
Regatas 72 - La Unión 51 (http://www.lnb.com.ar/online/a_reg_la__1f_68.htm)
Libertad 62 - Quimsa 70 (http://www.lnb.com.ar/online/a_dep_qui_1f_67.htm)
Estudiantes 86 - Gimnasia 71 (http://www.lnb.com.ar/online/a_bah_gim_1f_72.htm)
Lanús 75 - Quilmes 79 (http://www.lnb.com.ar/online/a_atl_qui_1f_71.htm) (Victoriano hasn't debuted yet)
Obras 81 - Central Entrerriano 68 (http://www.lnb.com.ar/online/a_obr_cen_1f_70.htm)
Peñarol 99 - Boca 77 (http://www.lnb.com.ar/online/a_pen_aer_1f_69.htm) (Leo Gutiérrez: 7/8 threes)

North:

16 Atenas (6-4)
15 Regatas (6-3)
15 Quimsa (6-3)
14 Libertad (5-4)
13 Unión (4-5)
13 La Unión (4-5)
12 Sionista (4-4)
10 Olímpico (1-8)

South:

16 Obras (7-2)
15 Peñarol (6-3)
14 Central Entrerriano (5-4)
14 Quilmes (5-4)
14 Boca (5-4)
12 Estudiantes (3-6)
12 Gimnasia (3-6)
11 Lanús (2-7)

alermac
11-11-2009, 01:28 AM
http://www.basquetplus.com/fotos/foto_4626.jpg
PG Lucas Victorianowas finally introduced today as Lanús' new signing.

alermac
11-14-2009, 03:24 AM
Libertad 62 - Atenas 68 (http://www.lnb.com.ar/online/a_dep_ate_1f_86.htm) (nobody scored 15 points)
Sionista 81 - Regatas 80 (http://www.lnb.com.ar/online/a_juv_reg_1f_87.htm)
Quimsa 83 - Olímpico 70 (http://www.lnb.com.ar/online/a_qui_cic_1f_81.htm) (the Santiago del Estero derby)
Unión 88 - La Unión 90 (http://www.lnb.com.ar/online/a_uni_la__1f_88.htm) (I don't think Pablo Barrios had ever scored 32 points! 7/9 threes!)
Peñarol 73 - Lanús 62 (http://www.lnb.com.ar/online/a_pen_atl_1f_85.htm) (Victoriano scores 7 in his LNB comeback)
http://www.basquetplus.com/fotos/foto_4690.jpg
Estudiantes 101 - Obras 92 (http://www.lnb.com.ar/online/a_bah_obr_1f_84.htm) (Pedro Franco's 28 points beat the leaders)
Gimnasia 76 - Central 71 (http://www.lnb.com.ar/online/a_gim_cen_1f_82.htm) (Rollins + Buchanan + 3, adidas would say)
Boca 77 - Quilmes 63 (http://www.lnb.com.ar/online/a_aer_qui_1f_83.htm) (unusually, Marcus Green ends up as top scorer)
http://www.clarin.com/diario/2009/11/13/um/fotos/greenboca.jpg

alermac
11-18-2009, 02:05 AM
Peñarol hired SG Mike Jones, and released Brian Woordward... who signed in Boca, which cut Marcus Green.

Lanús cut PG Antwan Dobie, mostly because of the arrival of PG Lucas Victoriano.

alermac
11-19-2009, 07:48 PM
Another import switching teams: Jamaal Levy left Estudiantes because of the club's budget issues and joined Lanús, which cut Byron Johnson.

alermac
11-26-2009, 09:24 PM
Phase 1 ended last night. Teams with an asterisk will play the Super 8 Tournament at the end of the year in Mar del Plata.

North:
23 Atenas (9-5)*
23 Quimsa (9-5)*
23 Sionista (9-5)*
21 Libertad (7-7)*
21 La Unión (7-7)
18 Unión (6-8) two point discount because of fan violence
18 Regatas (8-6) four point discount because of fan violence
14 Olímpico (1-13) one point discount because of fan violence

South
24 Peñarol (10-4)*
23 Boca (9-5)*
22 Obras (8-6)*
21 Central Entrerriano (7-7)
21 Quilmes (7-7)*
19 Lanús (5-9)
19 Gimnasia (5-9)
19 Estudiantes (5-9)

Atenas: a incredibly rough defense, semi-illegaly rough according to some, that allows only 67 ppg. Lo Grippo's arrival gave the offense an extra outside threat. No player averages over 31 minutes, even if Orlietti still can't make it as a regular.

Sionista: Cequeira (19 ppg) is incredibly on fire, and both imports (Robinson and Dixon) are solid scorers behind him. The team managed to overcome injuries by Martínez and Zilli.

Quimsa: the deepest rotation in the league, nobody averages over 29 minutes, and 10 players get at least 10. Román González is the undisputed top scorer, but there's a lot of firepower behind him. And they did win the Liga Sudamericana in the process.

Libertad: has underachieved so far. The biggest of all big-name rosters suffered the injury of Saglietti and still couldn't get minutes for its talented kids, but the scoring is very balanced.

Get Rich Or Die Playin
12-12-2009, 06:49 PM
Can anyone tell me something more about David Jackson... I can't find much info about his previous career. Seems he's one of best players in LNB.

By the way, which are top players in this seasons LNB? Which players are highest paid in Argentinian basketball and what are biggest contracts?

Thanks!

rikhardur
03-15-2010, 09:06 PM
15/03/2010
ARG - Argentinian League round-up

Peñarol drops one but stays in first place

BUENOS AIRES (Liga Nacional de Basquet) - Despite ending up on the losing end, 81-71 against Juventud Sionista 81-71 on Sunday, Peñarol Mar del Plata still remain on top of the Argentinean National League standings.

Gary Buchanan led Sionista with 18 points while Javier Martinez netted 15, Luis Cequeira had 13 and Daniel Hure 11.

Sionista trailed through the first three quarters, but then went on a furious run in the final period, outscoring the table-toppers 28-8. The win saw them move up into a four-way tie for third place with 51.5 points.

Leo Gutierrez had a game-high 19 points for Peñarol, with Kyle Lamonte and Martin Leiva adding 16 and 12. The club from Mar del Plata is first in the standings with 56 points.

Atenas are second with 55.5 points after they beat Obras Sanitarias 92-75. Albert White went for 25 points and national team guard Juan Pablo Cantero added 20 to go along with five assists.

Quimsa Santiago del Estero are in the battle for third place after seeing off Lanus 84-70. Jonatan Treise led the winners with 21 points and Dionisio Gómez had 18. Argentinean national team centre Roman Gonzalez was not available due to injury.

Boca Juniors fell against Union de Sunchales 99-77 after getting outscored 40-20 in the final quarter. William McFarlan scored 21 points and Ronald Selleaze added 20 in the winning cause. Cedric Moodie had a team-best 20 for Boca while Nicolas Aguirre chipped in with 18.

In other games, Estudiantes de Bahia Blanca edged out La Union de Formosa 97-94, Gimnasia y Esgrima defeated Regatas Corrientes 89-80, Libertad cruised past Quilmes Mar del Plata 88-74, and Ciclista Olimpico outlasted Central Entrerriano 89-84.

http://www.fiba.com/images/web/News/Photos/2010/03/15/_org/ARG-1.jpg
http://www.fiba.com/pages/eng/fc/news/lateNews/p/newsid/38924/arti.html

rikhardur
03-22-2010, 12:37 PM
22/03/2010
ARG - Argentinian League round-up

Libertad continue steady rise up standings

BUENOS AIRES (Liga Nacional de Basquet) - Libertad Sunchales beat Boca Juniors 85-71 for their fifth win in a row on Sunday and in the process moved up to third in the Argentinian national league table with 54.5 points.

Laron Profit scored a game-high 25 points while Greg Lewis added 17 and Ruben Wolkowyski chipped in with 11 for Libertad.

Cedric Moodie had 18 and Gabriel Mikulas 16 for Boca.

Meanwhile, Peñarol are still the top team with 61 points after getting the better of Quimsa Santiago del Estero 64-55 behind Sebastian Rodriguez's 20 points.

Kyle Lamonte added 12 and Leo Gutierrez 11 for the winners.

Atenas lie second after edging out Atletico Lanus 79-75 thanks to Diego Lo Grippo's 23 points.

Elsewhere, Ramzee Stanton and Lucas Picarelli combined for 33 points to lead Regatas Corrientes past Juventud Sionista 79-76. Luis Cequeira had a game-high 21 points, but it wasn't enough.

In other games, Quilmes defeated Ciclista Olimpico 70-66, Estudiantes saw off Central Entrerriano 79-70, Unión de Sunchales beat La Unión de Formosa 73-64, and Obras held off Gimnasia y Esgrima (CR) 88-82.

http://www.fiba.com/images/web/News/Photos/2010/03/22/_org/ARG.jpg
http://www.fiba.com/pages/eng/fc/news/lateNews/p/newsid/39020/arti.html

rikhardur
04-20-2010, 11:35 PM
20/04/2010
ARG - Atenas and Sionista edge closer to semi-finals berths

BUENOS AIRES (Liga Nacional de Basquet) - Atenas de Córdoba and Juventud Sionista are one step away from the Argentinean National League semi-finals after winning their first two quarter-finals games.

Atenas defeated Regatas Corrientes 67-59 in their series opener and then edged them out 83-79 in game two thanks to impressive performances from Juan Manuel Locatelli (23 points) and Diego Lo Grippo (21 points and six rebounds).

Juventud Sionista has had the better of Quimsa Santiago del Estero, beating them 87-79 and 74-66. Alejandro Zilli had 24 points and 16 rebounds to help them take a 2-0 lead.

After ending up on the losing end, 90-81, in Game 1, Boca Juniors tied their series against Libertad Sunchales with a 75-69 win thanks to 20 points from Cedric Moodie with Gabriel Mikulas adding a dozen.

Finally, Kyle Lamonte and Leo Gutiérrez combined for 35 points in leading Peñarol Mar del Plata to a 69-60 defeat of Atlético Lanús 69-60 in their series opener. Game 2 is in Mar del Plata on Tuesday before the series shifts to Buenos Aires.
http://www.fiba.com/pages/eng/fc/news/lateNews/p/newsid/39552/arti.html

rikhardur
04-22-2010, 01:06 PM
22/04/2010
ARG - Boca and Peñarol closing in on semi-final berths

BUENOS AIRES (Liga Nacional de Basquet) - Boca Juniors and Peñarol Mar del Plata edged ever closer to the Argentinean National League semi-finals after recording big wins in their quarter-final series on Wednesday.

Cedric Moodie had 23 points to help Boca get the better of Libertad Sunchales 77-69 which saw them go up 2-1 in the best-of-five games series. Gabriel Mikulas added 16.

The hosts dominated the game thanks to a great defensive effort which saw them doing a great job of pressuring the perimeter players and shooters. Laron Profit had 13 points for the visitors.

Peñarol used some balanced scoring as they crushed Lanus 82-61 and took a commanding 2-0 lead in the series. Sebastian Rodriguez had 19 points, Kyle Lamonte finished with 17 and Martin Leiva added 12.

Meanwhile, Juventud Sionista and Atenas also have two wins in their respective series, but both dropped Game 3 and the chance to sweep their opponents.

Quimsa Santiago del Estero staved off elimination by edging out Juventud 81-78 behind 38 combined points by Roman Gonzalez and Jonatan Treise. Chuckie Robinson and Javier Martinez carried the scoring load for Sionista, finishing with 20 points each, but it wasn't enough.

Regatas also avoided getting swept by seeing off Atenas 76-65. Juan Rivero scored a team-best 20 points and got some help from Lucas Picarelli (17) and Federico Kammerichs (15). Diego Lo Grippo had a game-high 25 for Atenas.

Game 4 in all four series is on Friday.
http://www.fiba.com/pages/eng/fc/news/lateNews/p/newsid/39613/arti.html

rikhardur
04-26-2010, 12:03 PM
26/04/2010
ARG - Atenas, Boca, Juventud and Peñarol are last four standing

BUENOS AIRES (Liga Nacional de Basquet) - Atenas de Córdoba, Boca Juniors, Juventud Sionista and Peñarol Mar del Plata all reached the semi-finals in the Argentinean National League after winning their respective best-of-five-games quarter-finals.

Atenas crushed Regatas Corrientes 81-53 in Game 5 of their series to win 3-2. Diego Lo Grippo exploded for 31 points while Djibril Kante had 20 and Juan Locatelli added 17 in the winning cause.

Boca Juniors needed just about every single one of the 51 points they got from the trio of Nicolás Aguirre, Cedric Moodie and Gabriel Mikulas to edge out Libertad Sunchales 81-78 in Game 4 and progress after winning 3-1 overall and continue being the surprise team in the competition.

Import Chuckie Robinson had 22 points as Juventud Sionista de Paraná also won their series 3-1 to reach the last four as they brought to an end Quimsa Santiago del Estero's season with an 83-75 win.

Finally, Peñarol Mar del Plata swept Atlético Lanús 3-0 after an 81-79 overtime win. Leo Gutierrez had 27 points for the winners.

The semi-finals start on Wednesday with Boca Juniors taking on Peñarol Mar del Plata and Juventud Sionista go up against Atenas on Friday.
http://www.fiba.com/pages/eng/fc/news/lateNews/p/newsid/39666/arti.html

rikhardur
04-30-2010, 01:24 PM
30/04/2010
ARG - Peñarol beat Boca in semi-final opener

MAR DEL PLATA (Liga Nacional de Basquet) - Peñarol Mar del Plata opened the Argentinean National League semi-finals with a 100-83 win over Boca Juniors at Polideportivo de Islas Malvinas.

Leo Gutierrez scored a game-high 31 points - hitting an impressive nine of 13 attempts from three-point range - to lead Peñarol.

The team from Mar del Plata made 19 of their 34 shots (56 percent) from beyond the arc, a big factor in the final outcome.

Kyle Lamonte added 25 points in the winning cause.

The game was close early on, with the score tied at 21 at the end of the first quarter. Peñarol though got the hot hand in the second period with Lamonte and Gutierrez connecting from long range to build a 52-37 lead at the break.

Boca tried to stay within striking distance in the second half, but they were not consistent enough while Peñarol continued their three-point assault to stay in control.

Cedric Moodie scored 30 points and Brian Woodward 20 for Boca.

Game 2 is on Friday in Mar del Plata.

The other semi-final, between Atenas de Cordoba and Juventud Sionista de Paraná, begins on Friday.
http://www.fiba.com/pages/eng/fc/news/lateNews/p/newsid/39751/arti.html

rikhardur
05-03-2010, 03:05 PM
03/05/2010
ARG - Sionista tie semi-final series with Atenas

CORDOBA (Liga Nacional de Basquet) - Juventud Sionista de Paraná beat Atenas de Córdoba 93-84 to tie their Argentinean National League semi-final series at 1-1.

Sionista spread the scoring load as Alejandro Zilli recorded a team-best 19 points, Chuckie Robinson added 17, Javier Martínez chipped in with 14 and Luis Cequeira had 11 in the winning cause.

The game was close early on with the score tied at 21 by the end of the first quarter. Sionista stepped up their defense to take a 47-37 at intermission and carried their momentum early in the third quarter to go up by as many as 24, 69-45.

Down 77-56 at the start of the final frame, Atenas made a strong run to cut the deficit in half but they ran out of time. Diego Lo Grippo had 21 points, Djibril Kante 20 and Juan Pablo Cantero 17 for the team from Cordoba, who had won Game 1 74-66.

The series moves to Parana on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Peñarol took a stronghold in their series against Boca Juniors by winning the first two games, 100-83 and 71-62. Game 3 is on Tuesday.
http://www.fiba.com/pages/eng/fc/news/lateNews/p/newsid/39803/arti.html

rikhardur
05-10-2010, 01:16 PM
10/05/2010
ARG - Atenas hold off Sionista to set up final showdown with Peñarol

CORDOBA (Liga Nacional de Basquet) - Atenas de Córdoba reached the Argentinean National League finals after defeating Juventud Sionista de Paraná 74-72 in the fifth and decisive game of their semi-final series.

Atenas will face Peñarol Mar del Plata in the finals - played in the best-of-seven games format - which start on Wednesday (12th May). Peñarol have the home court advantage.

The series between Atenas and Sionista was as close as it could get since the start, with both teams performing at very high levels. In Game 5, played on their home court, Atenas did not have the win assured until the final buzzer sounded.

Javier Martínez scored the game's first six points for Sionista who were up 24-16 at the end of the first quarter.

The home side cut into the deficit in the second period but were still playing from behind, down 40-35 at the intermission.

A 10-0 run in the final frame saw Atenas go up 57-55 and they would not trail again as Martínez was the only offensive threat for Sionista.

Juan Manuel Locatelli had a team-best 19 points for Juventud while Diego Lo Grippo and Federico Ferrini had 11 each.

Martínez finished with a game-high 25 points and Chuckie Robinson 12 in the loss.
http://www.fiba.com/pages/eng/fc/news/lateNews/p/newsid/39908/arti.html

rikhardur
05-15-2010, 02:26 PM
ARG - Peñarol win finals opener

MAR DEL PLATA (Liga Nacional de Basquet) - Peñarol Mar del Plata opened the Argentinean National League finals with an 82-69 win over Atenas de Cordoba.

Atenas got off to a great start to the game and part of that was due to putting Juan Manuel Locatelli on Leo Gutierrez, a move that surprised many and paid dividends.

The visitors took a 12-6 lead before Peñarol got within one, 18-17, by the end of the opening period.

In the second quarter, Gutierrez and Marcos Mata helped the home team go on the offensive as they took a 37-34 lead at intermission.

They would carry that momentum into the third quarter, where they opened a double-digit lead thanks to the firepower of Facundo Campazzo and Martin Leiva.

Atenas struggled in getting anything going offensively as they lacked options down low and were closely defended on the perimeter.

Sebastián Rodríguez and Kyle Lamonte (picture) had 16 points each to lead Peñarol. Campazzo added 14 while Gutierrez and Marcos Mata finished with 13 each.

Locatelli led all players with a game-high18 points and Diego Lo Grippo 11 for Atenas.

After the game, Peñarol head coach Sergio Hernandez shared his thoughts.

"The game started the way Atenas wanted it to," he said. "They wanted to stop out rhythm and surprised us with the defense of Locatelli on Gutiérrez.

"We had a great third quarter, we were loose and aggressive and we took advantage of the fall of Atenas to take a big lead in a game that was well balanced. We forced them to make mistakes and we capitalised on them."

Game 2 is on Friday at Polideportivo Islas Malvinas in Mar del Plata.
http://www.fiba.com/pages/eng/fc/news/lateNews/p/newsid/39960/arti.html

rikhardur
05-26-2010, 12:28 PM
ARG - Peñarol win Argentinian National League title

MAR DEL PLATA (Liga Nacional de Basquet) - Peñarol Mar del Plata became Argentinian National League champions after seeing off Atenas de Córdoba 80-60 in Game 5 of the Finals on Tuesday.

Peñarol won the best-of-seven games series 4-1 to claim the championship for the second time in their history. They took their maiden title back in the 1993-1994 season.

The two time FIBA Americas League champions sealed the game in the third quarter against a tired-looking Atenas side.

Leo Gutierrez was selected as the Finals MVP and led his team with 23 points in Game 5. Atenas' Diego Lo Grippo was the high-scorer with an impressive 38 points.

The game was closely contested early on and the score was tied at 24 at the end of the first quarter.

The hosts then went on an 8-1 run early in the second period to create a bit of distance and were up 44-37 at halftime.

Facundo Campazzo had the hot hand to start the third period and that allowed Peñarol to stretch their advantage to 56-39.

Atenas then reeled off eight straight points to get within 59-47 heading into the final frame.

In the fourth quarter, Peñarol stayed consistent on the offensive end and held Atenas to just 13 points as fans began to celebrate at Polideportivo Islas Malvinas.
http://www.fiba.com/pages/eng/fc/news/lateNews/p/newsid/40090/arti.html

Dtown
05-27-2010, 12:57 AM
Penarol was just dominant this season, winning FIBA Americas, Interliga, and the LNB (a treble?). Kind of makes me wish they could play Barca just to see where they stand globally.

LaNaranjaBasket
05-31-2010, 09:38 PM
Can anyone tell me something more about David Jackson... I can't find much info about his previous career. Seems he's one of best players in LNB.

By the way, which are top players in this seasons LNB? Which players are highest paid in Argentinian basketball and what are biggest contracts?

Thanks!

David Jackson is a natural scorer, with a lot of talent but a bit undersized to play the 2. He is a great shooter, goes through screens to find a good shot (like Ray Allen, Reggie, etc), and cant take it to the hoop, even when he has average athleticism. He struggles a little bit on defense, but he is so good on offense that he has been elected the best shooting guard for the past 2 seasons of the lnb (he only played for those 2 seasons here). He still has to prove to be a winner.

The best players are: Leo Gutierrez (probably the best player of all time in the LNB), Roman Gonzalez, Federico Kammerichs (best rebounder by far), Diego Lo Grippo, Martin Leiva... there are a lot more of good players, but that are the ones who came to my mind first.


Penarol was just dominant this season, winning FIBA Americas, Interliga, and the LNB (a treble?). Kind of makes me wish they could play Barca just to see where they stand globally.

Barcelona will win, obviously, but... i think Peñarol would make this a close game (lose by 10, 14, something like that). Here are my reasons: 1) Leo Gutierrez can score on EVERYONE. 2) They are full of defensive specialists, like Leiva, Mata or Campazzo. 3) Sergio Hernandez its a great coach.

mvblair
06-01-2010, 11:30 AM
The best players are: Leo Gutierrez (probably the best player of all time in the LNB)...1) Leo Gutierrez can score on EVERYONE. 2)... I agree with these statements. I don't know why Gutierrez never caught on with a big team. When I've seen him play for the Argentina National Team, he has always been one of the smarter players on the court...even when Manu, Nocioni, and Hermann are with him. I should have spent the past decade in the NBA.

rikhardur
06-05-2010, 08:08 PM
Libertad Sunchales tour Asia

Libertad Sunchales opened their tour of Asia. The Argentinean outfit arrived in China and played two friendly games against the Jordanian selection.
The first game of the tour turned out success. Libertad shot down Jordan 78:65. Trailing by two points at the first intermission Libertad turned thing around in the next periods. Libertad came up strong in the fourth term and eked out a tough victory at the end. Ruben Wolkowyski (207-C-73) provided 17 points to lead Libertad. Sebastian Ginobili (190-G-72, agency: Interperformances) added 15 points, while Robert Battle (204-C-81, agency: Lanshire Group, college: Drexel) had 14 in the win.
Libertad and Jordan met again this time in the city of BengHu, China. This time Libertad were less successful. Jordan proved the strength and celebrated a 75:60 win. Robert Day (197-F-82, college: W.Oregon) finished with 15 points for Libertad. Sebastian Ginobili knocked down 11 points, while Ruben Wolkowyski accounted for 10 points in the loss. Robert Battle suffered an injury in the second quarter and had to leave the court.
http://www.latinbasket.com/Argentina/basketball.asp?NewsID=192372

LaNaranjaBasket
06-05-2010, 09:32 PM
I agree with these statements. I don't know why Gutierrez never caught on with a big team. When I've seen him play for the Argentina National Team, he has always been one of the smarter players on the court...even when Manu, Nocioni, and Hermann are with him. I should have spent the past decade in the NBA.

Even as much as i like Leo, I think the reason he never played on the NBA its because of lack of athleticism.
He could be playing in Europe easily...

sinobball
06-06-2010, 07:40 AM
http://www.latinbasket.com/Argentina/basketball.asp?NewsID=192372Related updates will be posted in this thread:
http://forums.interbasket.net/f22/jordan-nt-9017/

planaria
06-23-2010, 01:49 AM
Flamengo has signed Kyle Lamonte and Pinheiro has signed Juan Pablo Figueroa. What can brazilian expect from these two players in your opinion?

alermac
06-23-2010, 05:03 AM
Figueroa is probably the best PG in Argentina; although not a great scorer, he is not afraid to be the go-to man in clutch situations, be it by shooting or driving. But his best feature is individual defense, that is what got him NT consideration, he is very aggressive and good at that.

LaNaranjaBasket
06-28-2010, 11:50 PM
Flamengo has signed Kyle Lamonte and Pinheiro has signed Juan Pablo Figueroa. What can brazilian expect from these two players in your opinion?

Lamonte: Great scorer. He can put up points in a lot of ways, but he´s at his best in the mid range game, either pulling up for a jumper, a floater or slashing to the basket. He gets a lot of offense in isolation sets. Draws a lot of fouls. Excelent in Fast Break. Good shooter, but a little inconsistent from three. A little undersized for a shooting guard. Not the best defender.

Figueroa has already been described above, but I agree he was probably the best point guard in the LNB. Dont expect a lot on offense (6 to 8 ppg), even when he is a good shooter, but prepare to see one of the best perimeter defenders of south america, if not the best. Very good passer and great basketball IQ. He´s young but already a leader and a winner.