• Finalizado
    FINAL
    2015-09-12
    Argentina 71
    Venezuela 76
  • Finalizado
    BRONCE
    2015-09-12
    Mexico 86
    Canada 87
  • Finalizado
    SEMIFINAL
    2015-09-11
    Argentina 78
    Mexico 70
  • Finalizado
    SEMIFINAL
    2015-09-11
    Canada 78
    Venezuela 79
  • Finalizado
    Ronda 2
    2015-09-09
    Mexico 95
    Argentina 83
  • Finalizado
    Ronda 2
    2015-09-09
    Uruguay 69
    Puerto Rico 80
  • Finalizado
    Ronda 2
    2015-09-09
    Dominicana 103
    Canada 120
  • Finalizado
    Ronda 2
    2015-09-09
    Panama 62
    Venezuela 75
  • Finalizado
    Ronda 2
    2015-09-08
    Mexico 73
    Canada 94
  • Finalizado
    Ronda 2
    2015-09-08
    Panama 71
    Puerto Rico 78
  • Finalizado
    Ronda 2
    2015-09-08
    Venezuela 75
    Uruguay 77
  • Finalizado
    Ronda 2
    2015-09-08
    Argentina 92
    Dominicana 84

The big thief


Matías Lescano became the 29º player who achieved 750 steals in the Argentina's Liga Nacional de Basquetbol (LNB). In the game of November 21st where Atenas won 77-71 at home against Boca Juniors, the former CAI Zaragoza guard obtained 4 steals, now he has 753. Daniel Farabello leads the all-time LNB steals list with 1,479.

Lescano is a versatile guard with a very good external shoot, with averages of 10.6 pts and 1.1 3-pointers in 330 games in 7 LNB seasons (he's playing his eighth year). A very good rebounder for being an external player (3.4 rebounds in only 22.3 minutes average) and a very good passing capability within FIBA parameters (2.0 per night). Very similar numbers had had Lescano in his six year stint in LEB Oro, Spanish 2nd division (10.6 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.4 three-pointers in 204 games). His performance in his only year in ACB was much weaker due to the league's harder condition and an extreme roster rotation (32 games, 5.7 points, 11 assists and 0.8 three point shots per game).

But what certainly highlights Lescano are his stealing capability. His defensive intensity and hands speed are above what is expected for a 6'5'' (196cm) player. he has a career total of 1,230 steals, more than two per game: 753 in Argentina (2.28), 419 in Spain's LEB Oro (2,05) and 58 in his only year in Spanish main league, the Liga ACB (1.81). A great player, indeed.
Matias Barmat (@worldhoopstats)

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