Carl Herrera

Carl Víctor Herrera Allen (born December 14, 1966) is a retired Trinidadian-born Venezuelan basketball player. A power forward, he was part of the Houston Rockets National Basketball Association championship teams of the mid-1990s. He was the first Venezuelan to ever play in the NBA.

Carl Herrera
Personal information
Born (1966-12-14) December 14, 1966 (age 53)
Trinidad and Tobago
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
NBA draft1990 / Round: 2 / Pick: 30th overall
Selected by the Miami Heat
Playing career1990–2008
PositionPower forward
Number7, 11, 14, 21
Career history
1990–1991Real Madrid
19911995Houston Rockets
19951998San Antonio Spurs
1998–1999Vancouver Grizzlies
1999Denver Nuggets
1998–1999Bravos de Portuguesa
1999–2001Trotamundos de Carabobo
2001Delfines de Miranda
2001–2002Cocodrilos de Caracas
2002Trotamundos de Carabobo
2003–2004Guaiqueríes de Margarita
2004–2007Guaros de Lara
2007–2008Panteras de Miranda
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points2,481 (5.3 ppg)
Rebounds1,690 (3.6 rpg)
Blocks204 (0.4 bpg)
Stats at

Basketball careerEdit

Out of Jacksonville Junior College in Texas and the University of Houston, Herrera was selected by the Miami Heat with the 30th pick in the 1990 NBA Draft, spending his first professional season in Spain, with Real Madrid. Partnering with another future NBA player, Stanley Roberts, he helped the Liga ACB club to the Korać Cup final in his only season.

Herrera began his professional career in the United States in 1991 with the Houston Rockets, where he played until 1995, when the Rockets swept the Orlando Magic in four games to win their second straight NBA Championship. During the regular season of the two successful seasons combined, he averaged six points and four rebounds in roughly 20 minutes of play.

Afterwards, Herrera spent three seasons with the San Antonio Spurs, before splitting the final year of his NBA career, the lockout-shortened 1999 season, with the Vancouver Grizzlies and the Denver Nuggets.

After wrapping up his NBA career, he rejoined the Venezuelan basketball league, where he began playing at the age of 16. Herrera was also a long-time member of the Venezuela national team.[1]

Herrera later became a coach with Gatos de Monagas.[2]


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