Ruperto Herrera Tabio

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Ruperto Herrera
Personal information
Born (1949-12-06) December 6, 1949 (age 68)
Havana, Cuba
Nationality Cuban
Listed height 6 ft 6.75 in (2.00 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 1971 / Undrafted
Position Shooting guard / Small forward
Career history
0 Capitalinos
1964–1982 Industriales
0 Habana
Career highlights and awards
FIBA Hall of Fame as player

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 was inducted into the FIBA Hall of Fame in 2015.

Club career[edit]

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.

Cuban national team[edit]

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, Mexico 1968, Munich 1972, Montreal 1976, and Moscow 1980. He also played at two FIBA World Cups, Yugoslavia 1970, and Puerto Rico 1974.

He won the bronze medal at the 1972 Summer Olympic Games, which were held in Munich, West Germany.

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