Through the social networks of the National Superior Basketball (BSN) the death of Cuban basketball player Roberto Carlos Herrera was announced.
The BSN mourned the death of the 46-year-old ex-gunman, and a resident of Miami, Florida. The death was due to liver cancer.
“The National Superior Basketball Federation sends our deepest condolences and condolences to the Herrera family for the death of the former player, Roberto Carlos Herrera. Herrera played for the Indios de Mayagüez, Leones de Ponce, Gallitos de Isabela, Caciques de Humacao, Atléticos de San Germán and Brujos de Guayama having a great career in our league, “the league wrote on its social networks.
Herrera defected from the Cuban National Team in 1999 during the Pre-Olympic held in San Juan with his teammates Lázaro Borrell, Héctor Pino and Ángel Caballero, plus the physical trainer Armando Rodríguez.
After playing in Colombia, Herrera made his BSN debut with Isabela in 2004. The canastero was in the league until 2008 when he played with the Brujos.
In 139 games, he averaged 6.0 points with 3.3 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 9:50 minutes of action per game.
According to the Miami Herald, Herrera was a public transportation driver in Miami prior to his death. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.
Family and friends lamented this great loss of Cuban basketball and will remember him as a great person: “His loss is great for Cuban sport and for all those who knew him and knew what a great human being he was,” said Luis López, a friend.
“He was the soul of everyone, always with a smile. He lived as he played on the boards, with great joy ”, commented another.