Tyler Herro, one of the Kentucky Wildcats’ two lottery picks off the 2018 roster, scored 14 straight points in just his third preseason game with the Heat.
Let’s just say the 33% of players that voted Tyler Herro as the best shooter in the rookie survey may be on to something. Herro is proving just how well he can shoot early on in his NBA career.
This hasn’t been the first time Tyler Herro has gone off. He has been impressive all training camp with double-digit performances in two of the Heat’s first three preseason games.
Although many not know it, Herro actually first displayed his potential at the Las Vegas Summer League.
On the Miami Heat, Herro led the team in scoring, averaging just under 20 points per game. However, Herro is far from just a scoring threat. He averaged 4.5 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game as well, showing a more complete game.
Herro’s continued his red-hot hand into the preseason.
He ended the team’s first preseason game against the San Antonio Spurs with a game-high 18 points. He went 7-for-13 from the field. His next matchup against fellow Wildcat lottery pick PJ Washington was more of the same. Herro scored just eight points on 2-for-6 shooting but also added six rebounds and three assists.
At the half of their matchup with the Atlanta Hawks, Herro had a game-high 20 points, obviously 14 of which came within the first few minutes of the game. He also had four rebounds and two assists.
There’s no reason to expect Herro’s production to take a hit once the regular season commences. His skill set should easily translate to the league’s highest and brightest level.