There’s been a lot of talk about the guard situation on next year’s team, but one name we haven’t talked about lately is Tyler Herro. Herro played in the Nike Hoop Summit last month, and NBADraft.net’s Aran Smith just released this scouting report to give you an idea of what to expect when he suits up for Kentucky this fall. As Smith notes, Herro didn’t have his best performance, but could be a major role player for years to come.
Herro is a quality shooter and had his moments throughout the week of practices shooting from long range. While not the quickest or most athletic player, he has a sturdy frame and a solid understanding of the game. It seems that the quickness of practice and the game made it difficult for him to make an impact. He finished with 2 points in just 7 minutes of game time, missing the only three ball that he took.
He is better in the half court and shows some knowledge of how to run defenders off screens to create open looks. His lack of length will be something to monitor on defense, though he does seem to have a semblance of ball skills and a good work ethic. Kentucky looks to have a crowded backcourt next year, though Herro should manage to fill a role and could develop into a strong rotation piece in time.
For more on Herro’s performance at the Nike Hoop Summit, check out our own Aaron Torres’ recap: