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T.J.’s Player Preview: Tyler Herro

Kentucky Sports Radio will preview every player heading into UK’s Bahamas trip starting on August 8th. The complete schedule can be found here and all games are on SEC Network.

Basics: Tyler Herro is a 6-foot-5, 192-pound shooting guard from Greenfield, Wisc. Having seen Herro this summer he may be closer to 6-foot-6 wing as he appeared taller than Keldon Johnson. Herro was ranked No. 36 in the Rivals150.

2017-2018: Herro averaged 32.9 points, 7.4 assists, 3.6 assists and 3.3 steals per game during his senior season at Whitnall. He was a 43.5 percent three-point shooter from deep and was named to the Jordan Brand Classic game and Nike Hoop Summit. Herro was initially committed to Wisconsin but decommitted in October and committed to UK just weeks later. He picked UK over the Badgers, Villanova, Florida and Arizona.

Bahamas Expectations: When Herro committed to Kentucky it didn’t move the needle other UK targets have during the John Calipari era, but now some fans are most excited to see Herro in the Bahamas. We’ve heard great things about Herro during this summer from UK’s practice reports and Calipari said Herro has been holding his own against Keldon Johnson. Calipari generally likes to settle in to a six or seven man rotation come March. We don’t expect that rotation to be finalized in the Bahamas or even the first couple months of the season, but can Herro do enough in the Bahamas to show the fans that he will be a factor on this team? That’s his hope and it’s what I expect. It won’t take long for you to see that Herro isn’t just a shooter. Herro can attack and pull-up from anywhere on the floor. Some fans will be surprised by Herro’s athletic ability, but that won’t be an issue for Herro this season. I’m more curious in seeing if Herro’s shooting ability will translate to faster, bigger and longer defenders. If it does then that could give UK two great outside shooters.

Highlights (some of the highlight videos in this series may have language NSFW. Some won’t. Follow your heart):

T.J.’s Player Preview Schedule (click the player’s name to read previous posts):

July 24th: Reid Travis

July 25th: P.J. Washington

July 26th: Jemarl Baker

July 27th: Nick Richards

July 30th: Quade Green

July 31st: E.J. Montgomery

August 1st: Tyler Herro

August 2nd: Immanuel Quickley

August 3rd: Keldon Johnson

August: 6th: Ashton Hagans

August 7th: Walk-ons

Article written by TJ Walker

9 Comments for T.J.’s Player Preview: Tyler Herro

  1. Realme
    3:51 pm August 1, 2018 Permalink

    But does he shave his legs?

  2. Underdog
    4:01 pm August 1, 2018 Permalink


    At the end of the video, when the other team full of quick athletes knew he was going to shoot the game winner attempt, and after he made the tough shot, then tried to desperately guard him in vain, one of the black fans screamed, “That white boy can shoot!”

    Indeed he can.

    Tyler looks real good. Good handles and athletic and big, considering his savvy guard skills. We shall see, but he might be a one and done.

    I see no more than 2 years in college.

    • Cletis75
      11:22 am August 2, 2018 Permalink

      Couldn’t agree more. His ability to shoot on the move off the catch reminds me of Cameron Mills, but his athleticism looks to be quite a bit better. I have really been wanting to see his game in person for a while against college level competition. If he gets his shot down against big time competition, I could see him being a Lottery pick.

  3. Luether
    6:39 pm August 1, 2018 Permalink

    Just hope Cal doesn’t Jon Hood him…

    • jimmer
      7:28 pm August 1, 2018 Permalink

      Uhhh I think Jon Hood was pretty good at Jon Hooding himself.

  4. catdaddyd
    1:41 am August 2, 2018 Permalink

    If he’s anything like any of the Wisconsin guards of the years past, then he should be a good one.

  5. ukcats1776.90
    4:02 pm August 2, 2018 Permalink

    he averaged 7.4 assists, 3.6 assists? why not just put 11 assists? or how about taking 3 minutes to read it before posting it?

  6. ukcats1776.90
    4:05 pm August 2, 2018 Permalink

    I wonder if liberal matt Jones enjoyed the physical mouth loving he received on his privates from tj Walker before hiring him. article is littered with mistakes and is incoherent at times. if only tj Walker could read/write as well as he licks matt Jones’ privates

  7. ukcats1776.90
    4:08 pm August 2, 2018 Permalink

    I guess democrat matt Jones doesn’t require writers know English. so many errors. u use commas in compound sentences.