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UK Wildcats Recruiting: Tyler Herro continues to impress

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Coach Calipari may have gotten the steal of the class in this young sharpshooter.

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You could imagine how easy it would be for an underrated recruit to take it easy his senior season after committing to a blue blood collegiate program. However, after signing to play at Kentucky in November, 2018 commit Tyler Herro has done nothing but increase his stock.

After scoring 42 to points to lead Whitnall High School to a victory last week, he showed that he has the “clutch gene” on Saturday in putting together back-to-back game-winning plays for the Falcons.

In trailing by two points, and after missing free throws and a three-pointer in the final minute, Herro wanted the ball for the final shot. With 10 seconds remaining against Milwaukee Riverside, he nailed a three-pointer to take the lead. As the opposition attempted a game-winner of their own at the buzzer, Herro came through with a huge block.

Coach John Calipari spoke a great deal about “winning basketball” Saturday after the Wildcats defeated Harvard, and it seems Tyler Herro is well on his way to understanding what that looks like.

“I knew I was going to make one of them, so it was good that I’ve got teammates who believe in me and my coaches who believe in me,” Herro said after the game. “It’s good to have them on my side.”

Herro is a 4-star recruit that decommitted from his home state Wisconsin Badgers just a few months before receiving an offer from Kentucky, and committed shortly thereafter. Best known as a shooter, Herro seems out to prove that he is much more than that. If that is the case, his senior season is off to a great start.

Here is a look at what Tyler Herro can do:

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