Tyler Herro is the latest Wildcat to be selected in the 2019 NBA Draft.
With the 13th overall pick, the Miami Heat selected Kentucky’s sharpshooting shooting guard, who taken one pick after PJ Washington went 12th to the Charlotte Hornets. Herro now teams up with former Kentucky big man Bam Adebayo in Miami.
As a true freshman, Herro was Kentucky’s second-leading scorer at 14 points per game. He was also the team’s leading 3-pointer shooter (60 3-point field goals).
The Wildcats were 19-0 this season when Herro scored 15 or more points and 11-7 when he didn’t. The Milwaukee product shot 46.2 percent from the floor and 35.5 percent from 3-point range for the season.
Herro was also money when it came to the charity stripe. With a 93.5% rate and a minimum of 50 attempts, he not only set a new single-season school record for free-throw percentage but also for the SEC (with players between 50 and 100 attempts).
Good luck to Herro as his NBA ventures begin.