Carl Herrera

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Herrera and the second or maternal family name is Alleyne.
Carl Herrera
Personal information
Born (1966-12-14) December 14, 1966 (age 50)
Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago
Nationality Venezuelan
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
College
NBA draft 1990 / Round: 2 / Pick: 30th overall
Selected by the Miami Heat
Playing career 1990–2008
Position Power forward
Number 7, 11, 14, 21
Career history
1990–1991 Real Madrid
19911995 Houston Rockets
19951998 San Antonio Spurs
1998–1999 Vancouver Grizzlies
1999 Denver Nuggets
1998–1999 Bravos de Portuguesa
1999–2001 Trotamundos de Carabobo
2001 Delfines de Miranda
2001–2002 Cocodrilos de Caracas
2002 Trotamundos de Carabobo
2003–2004 Guaiqueríes de Margarita
2004–2007 Guaros de Lara
2007–2008 Panteras de Miranda
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 2,481 (5.3 ppg)
Rebounds 1,690 (3.6 rpg)
Blocks 204 (0.4 bpg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Carl Víctor Herrera Allen (born December 14, 1966) is a retired 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.

Basketball career[edit]

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 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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