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Cuban Ruperto Herrera to the FIBA Hall of Fame

Havana, Cuba, Jul 21.- Cuban former basketball star Ruperto Herrera will be inducted this September to the FIBA Hall of Fame, announced the basketball´s governing body.

Along with the likes of NBA´s megastar Michael Jordan, the current Cuban Federation official will be enshrined September 19th in the French city of Lille, and presented during the half time of the final match of the Eurobasket championship the following day.
Herrera, born in Havana in 1949, was a key player in the Cuban team that won the bronze medal in the Olympics in Munich 1972.
Eight times national champion with Industriales, Herrera also won a bronze in a Pan American Games, and played in two World Cups.
The other inductees, along Herrera and Jordan, will be players Sarunas Marciulionis (Lithuania), Anne Donovan (U.S.), Vladimir Tkachenko (Russia/Ukraine), Antoine Rigaudeau (France); coach Jan Stirling (Australia), technical official Robert Blanchard (France) and contributor Noah Klieger (Israel).(acn)