Tyler Herro has committed to the Kentucky Wildcats. He made the call Tuesday during a ceremony at Whitnall High School.
Herro is a 2018 4-star shooting guard who decommitted from his home state school of Wisconsin on Oct. 17. He is rated the No. 40 player in 247’s 2018 rankings, and No. 38 in Scout.com’s rankings. Scout has him tabbed as the No. 1 player in Wisconsin. His highest ranking is 27th by ESPN.
Things escalated quickly in Herro’s recruitment after decommitting. Calipari visited him on Oct. 31 and offered him on the same day. Herro then scheduled a visit to Kentucky for Nov. 10, and committed during the visit.
Herro had scholarships from Wisconsin, Arizona, Florida, Indiana, Iowa State, Marquette, Purdue, Xavier, Creighton, Boston College, DePaul, Nebraska and others. He also had interest from Kansas, Oregon, Butler, Michigan State, UCLA and Virginia.
Herro is a good-sized shooting guard, standing 6-5, 195 lbs. He’s a really good scorer, as he can hit shots from anywhere on the floor and can create for himself in offensive sets. He shoots quick. He’s got room to grow, in a sense. He’s lanky with a frame to fill out.
Kentucky had trailed Wisconsin in Herro’s crystal ball, until they offered him a scholarship. The two then swapped, and Kentucky became the overwhelming favorite.
Herro becomes the third commit in Kentucky’s 2018 class, joining 5-star point guard Immanuel Quickley and 5-star shooting guard/wing Keldon Johnson. The class is starting to take shape, and the backcourt is pretty well filled up with three guards. The class as a whole could use another 5-star or two, though.
Strengths: Herro is a crafty dependable scorer who loves to run in transition and create in the half court set. Herro's ability to score at all three levels makes him a tough cover. Herro loves to catch and shoot, than hit you with a ball fake for a mid range pull up or floater. Herro loves to score in bunches and has good offensive instincts to score in a variety of ways. Physically, Herro looks like the part of a growing prospect with a long lanky frame and little muscle mass.
Weaknesses: Herro isn't an elite athlete. Herro makes up for this with a quick trigger, good length and a fantastic scoring feel. Defensively he's not bad but has to improve lateral quickness and gain considerable strength to be impactful on the next level.
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