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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 ​34") 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.[1] He was awarded with the Olympic Order, in 2019.[2]

Ruperto Herrera
Personal information
Born (1949-12-06) December 6, 1949 (age 69)
Havana, Cuba
NationalityCuban
Listed height6 ft 6.75 in (2.00 m)
Listed weight210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
NBA draft1971 / Undrafted
PositionShooting guard / Small forward
Number5
Career history
0Capitalinos
1964–1982Industriales
0Habana
Career highlights and awards
FIBA Hall of Fame as player

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Club careerEdit

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.

With Cuba, he won the bronze medal at the 1971 Pan American Games. He also won the bronze medal at the 1972 Summer Olympic Games, which were held in Munich, West Germany.

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