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Kentucky’s lack of shooters has John Calipari wishing Tyler Herro could play now

Tyler Herro could fill a huge need for Kentucky if he could play right now.

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Kentucky isn’t great at 3-point shooting this year. Their 34.4 percent mark from deep has them tied for 207th in the nation.

And that and that low percentage apparently has the Wildcats’ coaches wishing they could get their next good shooter on the floor now, despite the fact that he’s a senior in high school.

“They’re always saying, ‘We wish we could put the jersey on you right now,’” four-star guard Tyler Herro said in an interview with the Louisville Courier-Journal. “I think they have a good team this year and they’re still trying to figure things out. Just seeing that I could come in and contribute right away, that’s what I hope and plan on doing.”

Herro visited Kentucky for their matchup against the Florida Gators, a game in which the Wildcats shot just 4-of-17 from deep and lost (the two teams were a collective 10-of-47 from 3-point range, which probably hurt Herro’s soul to watch).

Herro was positive about his visit, as he told the Courier-Journal that he was asked for photos and autographs as soon as he stepped foot in a Lexington mall. He also said that he’s looking forward to having John Calipari as a coach because he’s a good coach who is always there for his players.

You can read the rest of the Herro interview with the Courier-Journal by Fletcher Page here, which includes quotes from Herro about being snubbed from the McDonald’s All-American Game and more.

Now, check out a new highlight package of Herro during his senior season:

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