Ruperto Herrera Tabio is a baller for the history books…
The 65-year-old Cuban former basketball player will be inducted into the FIBA Hall of Fame.
Herrera Tabio won the bronze medal with Cuba’s men’s national team at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich.
Basketball’s governing body, the International Basketball Federation, announced Friday that Herrera Tabio will be part of class of nine players who will be enshrined on September 19.
Herrera Tabio will be joined by Michael Jordan, who won two Olympic gold medals.
The rest of the class includes players Sarunas Marciulionis (Lithuania), Anne Donovan (U.S.), Vladimir Tkachenko (Russia/Ukraine), and Antoine Rigaudeau (France); coach Jan Stirling (Australia), technical official Robert Blanchard (France) and contributor Noah Klieger (Israel).
They will be honored in Lille, France, then presented at halftime of the Eurobasket championship game on September 20.