Tyler Herro, born January 20, 2000, is a gifted and celebrated American basketball player who plays for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association. He also played College Basketball for the Kentucky Wildcats Men’s Basketball for a year. After being chosen by the Miami Heat in the first round of the 2019 National Basketball Association draft, with the 13th overall pick, he was called to the N.B.A. All-Rookie Second Team in 2020. In the same year, during the Eastern Conference Finals, Tyler put down the Conference Finals record as the youngest player to score 30+ points and the most points by a rookie. He also became the first N.B.A. player under 20 to play in the N.B.A. Final. He has broken so many records in his career and we are so happy to celebrate him today with you.
Tyler Herro was born to Chris and Jeniffer Herro on January 20, 2000, in Greenfield, Wisconsin. He went to Whitnall High School in Greenfield and in his senior season, he was named to the First Team All-State as he had averaged 32.9 points, 7.4 rebounds, 3.6 assists, and 3.3 steals per game. His field goal percentage was over 50% and his three-point shooting was 43.5%. During his entire high school career, he scored over 2,000 points. In high school, he received several scholarships but he pledged himself to one, the University of Wisconsin. This commitment was made in September 2016, even before his junior year of high school. This didn’t last though as he de-committed on October 17, right after coach John Calipari of the University of Kentucky came to his school personally to watch him play. He offered Herro a scholarship on October 31 and after visiting the University, he signed the letter of intent with Kentucky on November 14, of the same year.
In college, Herro got an average of 14.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and became the only player to start in all 37 games played by the Kentucky Wildcats. He hit a collegiate career-high 29 points to lead the Wildcats to a comeback win over the Arkansas Razorbacks. In April 2019, he declared for the 2019 N.B.A. draft and hired an agent. He was then listed as a mid-first-round selection in most mock drafts. Among his accolades, while in college were, an All-Freshman First Team selection by Basketball Times and the Southeastern Conference Rookie of the Year by the Associated Press. Before being picked by the Miami Heat, Herro was voted amongst his fellow rookies as the best shooter in the 2019 draft class. He made his N.B.A. debut on October 23, 2019, against the Memphis Grizzlies after the Miami Heat had announced that they had signed him.
At the 2020 N.B.A. Playoffs, he became the first player in N.B.A. history born in the 2000s to appear in an N.B.A. Conference Final and was named to the 2019 to 2020 N.B.A. All-Rookie Second Team by the N.B.A. He also became the first N.B.A. player under 20 to play in the N.B.A. Final after the Eastern Conference Finals against the Boston Celtics. He managed the most three-pointers made by a rookie in N.B.A. Playoffs ever, accomplishing 45 beyond-the-arc shots while outshining Matt Maloney’s 43.3 PM record during the 1997 N.B.A. Playoffs. He became the first player in Heat franchise history to record at least 30 points and 10 rebounds off the bench, on October 23, 2021.
He retracts from the University of Wisconsin after coach John Calipari offers him a scholarship to the University of Kentucky.
He collegiates career-high 29 points making nine out of 10 field goals and all of six throws.
Miami Heat announces that they have finally signed Herro.
He makes his N.B.A. debut, starting in a 120–101 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies.
The N.B.A. names him to the 2019-20 N.B.A. All-Rookie Second Team.
Herro plays with Indiana Pacers and although they lose, he achieves at least 30 points and 10 rebounds off the bench and ends up becoming the first player in the Heat Franchise history to record that.
Why We Love Tyler Herro
He loves art
He has had his portrait done at every stage of his career since the draft. He has had one for middle school, high school, college, and the N.B.A. He however says he wants the next one to be different because he wants to be holding the Champions Trophy.
He loves fashion and style
He once won League Fit’s Best Dressed Rookie because of his unique sense of style. He is confident that he makes everything he wears look nice and this was evident when he turned up to the Draft Night in a floral suit.
He is a go-getter
He referred to himself as a dog which translated to an alpha who always goes for what he wants. His assistant coach, Kenny Payne pointed that out to him, Herro is not just a white kid that shoots but can also play.
5 Surprising Facts
He eats before every game
Before every single game, Herro always pre-games with delicious food.
He’s considered an outlaw in his hometown
Ever since he was de-committed from the University of Wisconsin, he was considered a traitor and had his place vandalized.
He is always late
According to his teammates, Herro is always missing the bus after games because of interacting with fans in the arena.
He likes to run
This is evident in his games and the way he tries to get out on the break.
His favorite player is Devin Booker
Herro has admitted to studying and modeling his game like the former Kentucky guard and current Phoenix Suns Bucket-getter, Devin Booker’s games.
Tyler Herro FAQs
How many P.P.G. does Tyler Herro have?
He has a 20.1 P.P.G.
What position is Tyler Herro?
Herro is a Point Guard.
How many games did Tyler Herro start?
He started three games.
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