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Tyler Herro erupts for 42 and comes up big in crunch time

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Tyler Herro was ballin’ and was clutch when it mattered most.

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You already knew Kentucky got a good one in Tyler Herro, and he’s already showing why early in his high school senior season.

On Wednesday, Herro went off for 42 points in Whitnall's 69-63 win over Destiny High School. He finished with 42 points, 23 in the second half, while hitting five three-pointers and going 11 for 13 from the free throw line.

The Kentucky signee was money in crunch time. Herro drained a pull-up three to give his team a 57-56 lead late, which began a run of 11 of his team’s final 15 points to close out the game.

Normally, seeing recruits put up big numbers against high schoolers has to be taken with a big grain of salt, considering that the level of competition they’ll see at the next level will be vastly improved.

But for a guy like Herro, who’s doing so much of his scoring on long-range shots, it means a little more to see him putting up 40+ points. It’s great to see him already showing why Kentucky was quick to recruit him once he decommitted from Wisconsin.

He may not be Kentucky’s highest-ranked recruit in 2018, but he’s still going to be a great player for several years in Lexington.

Also, be sure to read Fletcher Page’s great writeup of Herro’s journey to decommitting from Wisconsin and signing with Kentucky this fall.

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