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LBL Standings
 1. Liepaja 17-9 
 2. VEF Riga 15-1 
 3. Ventspils 15-1 
 4. Valmiera 13-13 
 5. LU 12-14 
 6. Jelgava 11-15 
 7. Jurmala 9-17 
 8. Turiba 9-17 
 9. U18 1-15 
Points Per Game
 Ernests KALVE
  Avg: 18.8
 1. Kalve, Valmiera18.8 
 2. Peiners, LU18.2 
 3. Mayo, Liepaja18.1 
 4. Lucas, Valmiera16.7 
 5. Ozols, Jurmala16.4 
 6. Krumins, Jelgava15.8 
 7. Mediss, Turiba15.5 
 8. Young, Ventspils15.3 
 9. Bankevics, Valmiera14.3 
 10. Kravcenko, Liepaja13.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ervins JONATS
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Jonats, Jurmala9.3 
 2. Rozitis, Valmiera8.0 
 3. Dargais, LU7.9 
 4. Berzins, VEF Riga7.1 
 5. Willard, Ventspils7.0 
 6. Mednis, Turiba6.7 
 7. Kalve, Valmiera6.3 
 8. Zavackas, VEF Riga6.0 
 9. Timma, Liepaja5.9 
 10. Nelson, Jelgava5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Josh MAYO
  Avg: 5.1
 1. Mayo, Liepaja5.1 
 2. Lucas, Valmiera4.4 
 3. Abernethy, Vents.4.2 
 4. Kravcenko, Liepaja3.8 
 5. Coders, Jurmala3.6 
 6. Janicenoks, VEF R.3.6 
 7. Bailey, VEF Riga3.4 
 8. Krumins, Jelgava3.3 
 9. Millage, VEF Riga3.2 
 10. Silavs, Jelgava2.9 
Steals Per Game
  VEF Riga
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Millage, VEF Riga2.6 
 2. Kanbergs, Jelgava1.9 
 3. Mayo, Liepaja1.8 
 4. Janicenoks, VEF R.1.7 
 5. Peiners, LU1.7 
 6. Osins, LU1.6 
 7. Timma, Liepaja1.6 
 8. Zavackas, VEF Riga1.4 
 9. Ozols, Jurmala1.4 
 10. Piternieks, Turiba1.4 
Blocks Per Game
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Rozitis, Valmiera1.5 
 2. Berzins, VEF Riga1.5 
 3. Pastusena, Liepaja1.0 
 4. Leiteris, Liepaja1.0 
 5. Cain, VEF Riga0.9 
 6. Ozols, Jurmala0.9 
 7. Jonats, Jurmala0.8 
 8. Plivda, LU0.7 
 9. Duselis, Jelgava0.6 
 10. Meiers, Ventspils0.6 
Season 2011-2012
All Games
List of Players
List of Imports

VEF Riga celebrate LBL title (Photo:

LBL All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Zanis Peiners (Photo:
Latvian men teams in Euro cups 2011-2012
  • VEF Riga: lost to ALBA in the Qualifying Round (Round 1) 60-82
  • VEF Riga: took 2nd place (3-3) in Group B of Regular Season, took 3rd place (3-3) in Group I of Top 16
  • Ventspils: lost to Azovmash in the Qualifying Round
  • Ventspils: took 2nd place (4-2) in Group D of Regular Season, took 1st place (4-2) in Group I of Top 16, lost to Szolnok (HUN) 1-2 in the Quarterfinals
 Baltic League:
  • Jelgava: took 5th (last) place (1-7) in Group A
  • Liepaja: 11th (3-17) (last)
  • Turiba: took 6th (last) place (2-8) in Group B
  • Valmiera: took 3rd place (7-3) in Group B, lost to Naglis Palanga in the Quarterfinals
  • VEF Riga: joined only for the Play-Offs, lost to Lietuvos Rytas 61-89 in the Semifinals (!!!)
  • Ventspils: 3rd (12-7), lost to Lietuvos Rytas 0-2 in the Quarterfinals
 VTB United League:
VEF Riga 2011-12
Ramunas Butautas Ramunas Butautas Butautas
Curtis Millage
Kaspars Berzins
Sandis Valters
Kristaps Janicenoks
Dairis Bertans
# Name CM (INCH) Pos Bo NAT
24  Millage Curtis 185 (6'1'') G 81 USA
14  Berzins Kaspars 213 (7'0'') F/C 85 Latvia
10  Valters Sandis 193 (6'4'') G 78 Latvia
12  Janicenoks Kristaps 196 (6'5'') F 83 Latvia
45  Bertans Dairis 192 (6'4'') G/F 89 Latvia
41  Zavackas Donatas 203 (6'8'') F 80 Lithuania
21  Kavaliauskas Antanas 208 (6'10'') C 84 Lithuania
8  Zvigurs Ivars 195 (6'5'') G 95 Latvia
11  Bowdry Brandon 198 (6'6'') F 88 USA
32  Cain Tyler 203 (6'8'') F 88 USA
20  Bailey Maurice 183 (6'0'') G 81 USA Jamaica
22  Vene Siim-Sander 203 (6'8'') F 90 Estonia
5  Kaufmanis Janis 185 (6'1'') G 89 Latvia
15  Geks Davis 183 (6'0'') G 95 Latvia
11  Pasecniks Anzejs Latvia
33  Berzins Janis 201 (6'7'') F/G 93 Latvia
6  Plavnieks Kristaps 182 (6'0'') PG 95 Latvia
9  Jahovics Gatis 200 (6'7'') F 84 Latvia
Head Coach: Ramunas Butautas
Coach Assistant: Vidmantas Slapokas All-Latvian League Awards 2011-12 - May 24, 2012 All-Latvian League 1st Team 2012
Josh Mayo
Zanis Peiners
Kristaps Janicenoks
Donatas Zavackas
Kaspars Berzins

Player of the Year: Josh Mayo (182-G-87) of Liepaja
Guard of the Year: Josh Mayo (182-G-87) of Liepaja
Forward of the Year: Kristaps Janicenoks (196-F-83) of VEF Riga
Center of the Year: Kaspars Berzins (213-F/C-85) of VEF Riga
Import Player of the Year: Josh Mayo (182-G-87) of Liepaja
Domestic Player of the Year: Kaspars Berzins (213-F/C-85) of VEF Riga
Defensive Player of the Year: Curtis Millage (185-G-81) of VEF Riga
Coach of the Year: Ramunas Butautas of VEF Riga

1st Team
G: Josh Mayo (182-87) of Liepaja
G: Zanis Peiners (203-90) of LU
F: Kristaps Janicenoks (196-83) of VEF Riga
F: Donatas Zavackas (203-80) of VEF Riga
F/C: Kaspars Berzins (213-85) of VEF Riga

2nd Team
G: Jai Lucas (177) of Valmiera
G: Curtis Millage (185-81) of VEF Riga
G: Jahmar Young (196-86) of Ventspils
F: Ervins Jonats (199-91) of Jurmala
F/C: Jekabs Rozitis (206-86) of Valmiera

Honorable Mention
Kristaps Dargais (195-G-90) of LU
Martins Kravcenko (192-G-85) of Liepaja
Janis Timma (201-F/G-92) of Liepaja
Tyler Cain (203-F-88) of VEF Riga
Edgars Krumins (194-G/F-86) of Jelgava
Atis Ozols (198-F-81) of Jurmala
Antanas Kavaliauskas (208-C-84) of VEF Riga
Roberts Mednis (204-C-89) of Turiba

All-Domestic Players Team
G: Zanis Peiners (203-90) of LU
G: Kristaps Dargais (195-90) of LU
F: Kristaps Janicenoks (196-83) of VEF Riga
F: Ervins Jonats (199-91) of Jurmala
F/C: Kaspars Berzins (213-85) of VEF Riga

All-Imports Team
G: Josh Mayo (182-87) of Liepaja
G: Jai Lucas (177) of Valmiera
G: Curtis Millage (185-81) of VEF Riga
G: Jahmar Young (196-86) of Ventspils
F: Tyler Cain (203-88) of VEF Riga

All-Defensive Team
Curtis Millage (185-G-81) of VEF Riga
Josh Mayo (182-G-87) of Liepaja
Zanis Peiners (203-G-90) of LU
Kaspars Berzins (213-F/C-85) of VEF Riga
Jekabs Rozitis (206-F/C-86) of Valmiera

VEF Riga won the Finals over Ventspils 4-1 - May 20, 2012

VEF Riga-Ventspils 100:70 (4-1)

VEF Riga won the Finals over Ventspils 4-1 after an easy win in Game 5. The winner of the Regular Season clinched the 2011/2012 title.
VEF Riga led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They started with 28-14 and never looked behind in the game. Moreover after 24-17 surge in the second frame the hosts reached 52:31 advantage at the halftime. VEF Riga also won the third and the last quarters to triumph not only in the game but in the Finals.
They shot the lights out from three sinking 14 long-distance shots on high 63.6 percentage. 28 personal fouls committed by Ventspils helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The former international forward Gatis Gatis Jahovics (200-F-84) orchestrated the victory by scoring 18 points and 5 rebounds. Antanas Antanas Kavaliauskas (208-C-84, agency: Interperformances, college: Texas A&M) contributed with 13 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Five VEF Riga players scored in double figures. Mamadi Mamadi Diane (196-G/F-86, college: Virginia) answered with 14 points and Martins Meiers added 9 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Ventspils.

VEF Riga: Gatis Jahovics 18, Kaspars Berzins (213-F/C-85) 14, Kristaps Janicenoks (196-F-83) 14, Curtis Millage (185-G-81, college: Arizona St.) 13, Antanas Kavaliauskas 13
Ventspils: Mamadi Diane 14, Arturs Strelnieks (196-SG-85) 10, Jahmar Young (196-G-86, agency: Two Points, college: N.Mexico St.) 10

LBL All-Star Game begins - Feb 8, 2012

LBL All-Star Game event takes place in Daugavpils which promises to be an exciting one. Two teams LBL and Imports will start the game. Many more contests will be following up in the event. Here are both teams rosters and other competition participants.

LBL Team
Dairis Bertans (192-G/F-89)
Sandis Valters (193-G-78)
Janis Timma (201-F/G-92)
Kristaps Dargais (195-G-90)
Martins Meiers (206-C-91)
Zanis Peiners (203-G-90)
Krists Piternieks (202-G-87)
Edgars Krumins (194-G/F-86)
Janis Porzingis (201-F-82)
Kaspars Berzins (213-F/C-85)
Kristaps Janicenoks (196-F-83)

Ramunas Butautas
Agris Galvanovskis

Imports Team
Curtis Millage (185-G-81)
Steven Gray (195-PG-89)
Jahmar Young (196-G-86)
Tyler Cain (203-F-88)
Courtney Sims (211-C-83)
Jai Lucas (177-G)
Josh Mayo (182-G-87)
Kyle Nelson (203-F-89)
Mamadi Diane (196-G/F-86)
Sam Willard (205-F-88)

Guntis Endzels
Egils Kalva

Three point competition participants include Armands Senkans (Jelgava), Edgars Indans (Jurmala), Sandis Bets (BA Turiba) and Sandis Valters (VEF Riga).
LBL2 competition - Svens Vilks, Kaspars Zalitis (both RSU), Salvis Metra (Barons Kvartals), Milelis Puilovs (BK Saldus).
LSBL competition - Kristine Egle (DU), Agate Geka (TTT Riga), Zane Laumane (Liepajas Papirs), Daina Karsta (LU) and Ieva Vitola (RTU/Merks).

Dunk Contest participants: Kristaps Dargais, Mamadi Diane, Vinauds Martin, Ivar Grasmanis, and Curtis Millage.

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