Ruperto Herrera Tabio
Ruperto Herrera Tabio (born December 6, 1949 in Havana) is a former basketball player from Cuba. At a height of 2.00 m (6'6 3⁄4") tall, and a weight of 95 kg (210 lbs.), he played at the shooting guard and small forward positions. He received the FIBA Order of Merit in 1999, and he was inducted into the FIBA Hall of Fame, in 2015. He was awarded with the Olympic Order, in 2019.
|Born||December 6, 1949|
|Listed height||6 ft 6.75 in (2.00 m)|
|Listed weight||210 lb (95 kg)|
|NBA draft||1971 / Undrafted|
|Position||Shooting guard / Small forward|
|Career highlights and awards|
|FIBA Hall of Fame as player|
Herrera was a nine-time champion of the top-tier level Cuban league, in the years 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1973, and 1975.
National team careerEdit
Herrera was a long-time member of the senior men's Cuban national basketball team. With Cuba's senior national team, he played at four Summer Olympic Games, as he played at Mexico 1968, Munich 1972, Montreal 1976, and Moscow 1980. He also played at two FIBA World Cups, playing at Yugoslavia 1970, and Puerto Rico 1974.
- FIBA Hall of Fame profile
- FIBA.com profile (archive)
- Ruperto Herrera at databaseOlympics.com at the Wayback Machine (archived 2007-02-16)
- Ruperto Herrera at Olympics at Sports-Reference.com
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