Tyler Herro has scored another weekly honor.
On Wednesday, Herro was named the U.S. Basketball Writers of America’s Wayman Tisdale National Freshman of the Week. He earned the award after hauled in the honors after pouring in a career-high 24 points in Kentucky’s 71-58 win at Louisville, the Wildcats’ first true road win of the season. He did so on 10/13 shooting with a career-high four three-pointers.
The honor is the first of the season for any Wildcats player, as well as any player from the SEC this season. It is the first for a Kentucky player since Kevin Knox won it on Jan. 28, 2018 after a 34-point performance against the West Virginia Mountaineers.
Over the last six games, Herro is averaging 16.7 points per game while shooting 50.6 percent from the floor.
This is the latest of several major honors that Herro has earned this week, as he was also named SEC’s Freshman of the Week, CollegeSportsMadness.com National Player of the Week and NCAA.com’s National Player of the Week.