About Tyler Herro
Tyler Herro is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for one year with the Kentucky Wildcats
Herro was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and attended Whitnall High School in Greenfield, Wisconsin. He was a four-star recruit and committed to play college basketball at Kentucky over offers from Wisconsin, Purdue, and Xavier.
As a freshman at Kentucky, Herro averaged 13.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 2.0 assists per game. He was named to the Southeastern Conference (SEC) All-Freshman Team and was a consensus second-team All-American.
Herro was drafted by the Heat with the 13th overall pick in the 2019 NBA draft. He made an immediate impact in his rookie season, averaging 13.5 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 2.2 assists per game. He was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team.
In the 2020-21 season, Herro improved his scoring average to 19.1 points per game. He was named the NBA Sixth Man of the Year.
Herro is a versatile scorer who can shoot the three-ball, create his own shot, and finish at the rim. He is also a good passer and rebounder for his size.
Herro is a key part of the Heat’s young core, and he is expected to be a star in the NBA for years to come.