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John Calipari praises Tyler Herro and Bam Adebayo

Herro and Bam are the young core helping lead Miami to a second-round playoff appearance.

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On the heels of the Miami Heat sweeping the Indiana Pacers in the first round of the NBA Playoffs, John Calipari is singing the praises of young Heat stars and former Kentucky Wildcats, Tyler Herro and Bam Adebayo.

Coach Cal posted this on Instagram following the Heat’s Game 4 clinch last night:

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that, in their respective time at Kentucky, both Herro and Bam were absolute work-horses in the gym. Herro came in as a four-star player that many people saw being a two-to-three-year player for Kentucky, while Bam is currently living up to what his projected potential was in highs school when he was the ranked anywhere from the No. 3 to No. 6 player in the country in 2015.

With those two plus a veteran All-Star in Jimmy Butler leading the charge in Miami, the future is bright in South Beach. They’ll now look to upset the top-seed Milwaukee Bucks, who are currently up 3-1 in their series with the Orlando Magic. Assuming the Bucks eventually wrap that series up, we should see the Heat and Bucks begin their semifinal round series this weekend or early next week.

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