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Charles Barkley picks Tyler Herro as Rookie of the Year

With the NBA season now underway, predictions are rolling out for the end-of-season awards. Charles Barkley has a former Cat in mind for Rookie of the Year: Tyler Herro. 

Herro certainly made a case for himself during the preseason, averaging 14.2 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 2.0 assists in 26.4 minutes per game. Since drafting him No. 13 back in June, the Miami Heat have had nothing but praise for Herro, from Pat Riley raving about his work ethic to Jimmy Butler complimenting his trash talk, which was on full display last week vs. Michael Carter-Williams. Barkley noticed that chip on Herro’s shoulder during Kentucky’s tournament run in March.

“Tyler Herro to me is the guy that makes [Kentucky] go,” Barkley said. “He’s the guy that makes all the big shots. He’s got, what we would say in the old days, swag.”

Herro makes his NBA debut tonight at 7:30 p.m. alongside Bam Adebayo as the Heat host the Memphis Grizzlies. If you’ve got NBA League Pass, you can watch it live, or we’ll bring you all the highlights.


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11 Comments for Charles Barkley picks Tyler Herro as Rookie of the Year

  1. 4everUKBlue
    10:47 am October 23, 2019 Permalink

    He may deserve it but it will be hard to overcome the Zion love fest.

    • CrystalBall
      11:06 am October 23, 2019 Permalink

      You are not wrong.

    • mashburnfan1
      11:55 am October 23, 2019 Permalink

      Zion will never stay healthy enough. His body type will never hold up to a season of pounding the NBA puts on a body.He will never be able to play a full season. That said I did not expect him to be a great player but f he would be able to play all season like he did in preseason he would deserve ROY and any other awards. He did look dominant but his lower body and probably back will never hold up.

    • 4everUKBlue
      1:08 pm October 23, 2019 Permalink

      He’s good as long as he’s within 3 ft of the goal and that’s the truth.

    • Wade
      2:40 pm October 23, 2019 Permalink

      Zion won’t stay healthy

    • BlueBanker18
      3:17 pm October 23, 2019 Permalink

      98% chance they already ordered the award with Zion’s name on it. Dude could sit out the whole year and still be in the running.

    • 4everUKBlue
      4:33 pm October 23, 2019 Permalink

      ZSPN is already ready to put him in the top 50 of all time and he hasn’t played but one game. That’s how ridiculous this is.

  2. Booher
    11:03 am October 23, 2019 Permalink

    He’s out 2 months

  3. Cletis75
    12:35 pm October 23, 2019 Permalink

    Would love to see this come to fruition, but shooters that are rookies usually hit a bad run due to the rigors of the travel schedule. Hope he keeps it together.

  4. BluemanGreen
    5:48 pm October 23, 2019 Permalink

    1 word: JA
    People will get it after tonight’s highlight reel.
    Ja is the best rookie in this class.

  5. Urincatland
    4:08 am October 24, 2019 Permalink

    Zion won’t dominate the NBA like he did in college. Most players was afraid of him when driving to the basket and step aside and let him go. That’s not gonna happen with the big boys.