Guaros de Lara (basketball)

Guaros de Lara is a Venezuelan professional basketball club, that is based in Barquisimeto, Lara, Venezuela. The club competes in the Venezuelan LPB. Guaros de Lara BBC has been founded in 2003. Since then, club has won two domestic titles, one continental and three intercontinental titles, including one FIBA Intercontinental Cup and two FIBA Americas League.

Guaros de Lara
Guaros de Lara logo
LeaguesLPB
FIBA Americas League
Founded2003; 17 years ago (2003)
ArenaDomo Bolivariano
Capacity10,000
LocationBarquisimeto, Lara, Venezuela
Team colorsRed, Gold
         
PresidentJorge Hernández Fernández
Team managerJosé David Hernández
Head coachFernando Duró
OwnershipJorge Hernández Fernández
Championships1 FIBA Intercontinental Cup
2 FIBA Americas League
1 FIBA South American League
2 Venezuelan League
Websiteguarosbbc.com

History of awarded trophiesEdit

In 2016, Guaros de Lara won the 2016 FIBA Americas League championship, and was crowned as the champion of all of Latin America, for the first time.[1] Following their FIBA Americas League championship, Guaros also won the 2016 FIBA Intercontinental Cup, and thus they were crowned world basketball club champions, after beating the Skyliners Frankfurt in the final.[2]

In 2017, Guaros successfully defended their Americas intercontinental title, by defeating Weber Bahía Blanca, by a score of 88–65, in the final of the years' Americas League. Later, they also won their first Venezuelan League national domestic title, by defeating Marinos de Anzoátegui, 4–2, in the Venezuelan League's finals. Afterwards, they won the 2017 FIBA South American League championship, which was the club's first South American continental championship; after defeating Estudiantes Concordia, 3–1, in the league's finals.

ArenaEdit

Guaros de Lara plays their home games at the 10,000 seat capacity Domo Bolivariano arena.

HonoursEdit

DomesticEdit

Champions (2): 2017, 2018
Runners-up (4): 2005, 2006, 2015, 2019

South AmericaEdit

Champions (1): 2017

Latin AmericaEdit

Champions (2): 2016, 2017
Runners-up (1): 2019

WorldwideEdit

Champions (1): 2016
Runners-up (1): 2017

Current rosterEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

Guaros de Lara roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Age
SF 6   Harper, Aaron 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 39 – (1981-03-12)12 March 1981
G/F 10   Vargas, José Gregorio 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 38 – (1982-02-23)23 February 1982
PG 19   Guillént, Heissler (C) 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 33 – (1986-12-17)17 December 1986
PF 43   Colmenares, Néstor 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 107 kg (236 lb) 32 – (1987-09-05)5 September 1987
F 11   Bethelmy, Luis 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 33 – (1986-10-14)14 October 1986
G 17   Acosta, Amos 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
G 20   Sifontes, Yohanner 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 24 – (1995-08-19)19 August 1995
F/C 24   Ascanio, José 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 24 – (1996-01-10)10 January 1996
F 18   Escobar, Keiber 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 18 – (2001-07-15)15 July 2001
G 23   León, Jesús 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 20 – (2000-04-23)23 April 2000
G 35   Cabrera, Alan
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured

Depth chart[3]Edit

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2
C Néstor Colmenares José Ascanio
PF Luis Bethelmy Erick Rodríguez
SF Aaron Harper Keiber Escobar
SG José Gregorio Vargas Amos Acosta Yohanner Sifontes
PG Heissler Guillént Alan Cabrera

Notable playersEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

Head coachesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Guaros de Lara is the 2016 DIRECTV Liga de las Americas Champion". ligamericas.com. 14 March 2016. Retrieved 8 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Guaros de Lara win Intercontinental Cup, 74-69 vs Skyliners Frankfurt". Sportando.com. 18 September 2016. Retrieved 18 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Guaros de Lara basketball News, Roster, Rumors, Stats, Awards".

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