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Tyler Herro signs with KENTUCKY


After a whirlwind courtship, Tyler Herro just became the third member of Kentucky’s 2018 recruiting class. In a ceremony at his school, the four-star shooting guard picked the Cats over Kansas, Oregon, Wisconsin, and Villanova, signing his letter of intent on the spot.

After an impressive showing at a USA Basketball minicamp in early October, Herro decommited from home state Wisconsin on October 17. Nine days later, Kenny Payne reached out and on October 31, John Calipari offered him a scholarship. This past weekend, Herro took an official visit to Kentucky and, apparently, saw everything he needed to make it official. For a player who strives to be the next Devin Booker, it was the perfect storm.

Herro joins Immanuel Quickley and Keldon Johnson in Kentucky’s 2018 class. He’s ranked the fourth best shooting guard and the 27th overall player in the class by ESPN, but his stock rose after an impressive showing at a USA Basketball minicamp in early October, where he played alongside Quickley, Johnson, Zion Williamson, Bol Bol, and other UK targets.

“Herro is a crafty dependable scorer who loves to run in transition and create in the half court set,” ESPN’s scouting report reads. “His ability to score at all three levels makes him a tough cover. Herro loves to catch and shoot, than hit you with a ball fake for a mid range pull up or floater. Herro loves to score in bunches and has good offensive instincts to score in a variety of ways.”

Welcome to the fam, Tyler. We apologize in advance for the Herro/hero puns.

Tyler Herro
Shooting Guard | 6-5 | 195 lbs.
Greenfield, WI | Whitnall H.S.
Class of 2018
★★★★
ESPN No. 27 | 4 SG Top247 No. 40 | 6 SG
Rivals No. 38 | 7 SG Scout No. 38 | 5 SG

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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25 responses to “Tyler Herro signs with KENTUCKY”

  1. UKantstopus

    Welcome to the BBN family…

  2. rnet

    I love this signing. Plus stealing a top recruit out of Wisconsin.

  3. J-Dub421

    You can’t have too many good shooters. Also I like stealing this kid from Wisconsin and pissing off their fanbase.

  4. Rise

    Yessss..a shooter

    1. Luether

      But is he quick and tough enough to guard anybody?

    2. UK Big Board Update

      Luether July 8, 2017 at 5:46 pm | Permalink
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      And point guard Green is way overrated – a big letdown to what we’ve had over the past 2 years…

      Luether August 26, 2016 at 10:06 pm | Permalink
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      Just hope the hype around Bam turns out better than Skal’s did last year…

      Luether September 20, 2017 at 10:07 pm | Permalink
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      Nice try but Darius Miller will never be an NBA starter…

  5. ClutchCargo

    I just like getting a good player that the coaching staff thinks can help next year’s team. I don’t really give a crap what Wisconsin’s fan base thinks about it. 🙂

  6. tlwood43

    We don’t need another Herro. Actually, we do. Welcome, Tyler.

    1. ClutchCargo

      Tina Turner, is that you?

    2. ClutchCargo

      All we want is life beyond the Thunderdome, but a shooter is good, too.

  7. tippytoe

    Now, let’s just hope Cal plays him.
    Don’t want to hear about being “too slow in the man to man” bs.

    1. BigBlueMeade

      Well, what if his man scores 15pts a game? If he can’t defend, shouldn’t play. Cal will play him when he’s ready. Could mean immediately or after a little while.

    2. tippytoe

      But we cannot play zone!!!! Most important thing is to get them ready for the NBA.
      Banners mean nothing BBN-

    3. bdmnky81

      Yes getting these guys ready for the NBA is the most important thing. It aint about you. Its about them. You buy a ticket to watch the learn and preform, not buy a ticket to make them your servents to do your bidding.

    4. UK Big Board Update

      Hahahaha. The haters are SO MAD! 😀

    5. notFromhere

      Cal has played white guys before

  8. kycats81

    Looks a little like Rex…

    1. Rixter

      Loved him in The Karate Kid., and especially The Outsiders

    2. jameehkyfan

      His son can’t play defense and he plays and he is a shooter o to say he can’t would mean he is a hypocrite

  9. nybrasky

    Of course he’s crafty with good instincts. I imagine he’s also scrappy with deceptive athleticism and a high basketball IQ.

    Welcome to BBN, Tyler. Tell Frank Kaminsky’s ugly self to s&ck it.

  10. Peas and Carrots

    Our backcourt is looking pretty stacked for next year. Now we just need to round it out with Moses and Zion.

  11. Not Dan Issel

    Guys, I think we got a good one here. Be happy!!!

  12. blackmilk23

    I’m glad we signed him but where is this narrative that Cal hasn’t had shooters coming from?

    Devin Booker
    Jamal Murray
    Malik Monk…

  13. UKLugo

    Can he defend???

  14. notFromhere

    Good thing he’s not a former Washington recruit/commitment or he might not be eligible