The annual rookie survey has been conducted, and former Kentucky Wildcats sharpshooter and 13th overall pick Tyler Herro was named the draft’s best shooter.
Other notable titles were given to players like Zion Williamson who was named the favorite for Rookie of the Year, an award the rookies have only picked the correct winner of once in the past decade.
That said, Herro received 33% of the best shooter vote with former Virginia Cavalier Kyle Guy coming in second with 29% of the vote. Cameron Johnson (13%), Ty Jerome (8%), and Jordan Poole (4%) also received some consideration.
Last year, the 2018 rookie class voted Trae Young as the best shooter. That panned out well, as Young splashed in almost two threes per game his rookie season while averaging 19.1 points per contest.
Herro taking home the title of best shooter after an impressive summer league doesn’t come as a shock. Dominant in Vegas, Herro averaged 19.8 points per game in four games with the Heat.
What was arguably even more impressive is the all-around offensive ability that Herro showed. Aside from just scoring, Herro notched over four assists and rebounds per game.
There were some rumors that the Heat may’ve been waiting to sign Herro in order to potentially trade him. However, Herro inked his rookie contract on July 10, and it appears he’ll stay in South Beach for the quite a while.
Also signing a multi-year shoe deal, the hype surrounding Herro is continuing to build. After an impressive freshman season at Kentucky, the 6-foot-5, 195-pound guard is already looking like he may be the steal of the draft.
During his one year at UK, Herro averaged 14.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 2.5 assists.