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Just Go Ahead and Name Tyler Herro the Rookie of the Year

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Move over Zion…

It was only one half of preseason basketball, so that means it’s time to overreact: Let’s go ahead and name Tyler Herro the NBA’s Rookie of the Year.

Against the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday night during the Miami Heat’s first preseason game, Herro had the entire Internet bowing at his feet.

Here’s what I’m talking about…

In the first half, Herro posted 14 points on 6-8 shooting (2-3 from three) to go along with a steal and a block in 12 minutes. Boy Wonder was heating up the court like a five-year veteran.

Cancel the regular season. Herro has already won all the awards.

But seriously, watching this has me too excited to watch Herro ball for the next 15 years.

Article written by Zack Geoghegan

Covering all things NBA and UK Hoops. Follow me on Twitter: @ZGeogheganKSR

12 Comments for Just Go Ahead and Name Tyler Herro the Rookie of the Year

  1. Smyrna_Cat
    10:16 pm October 8, 2019 Permalink

    A bit of hyperbole … but the kid can play. I hope he has a great year. Miami is a good place for him.

    • trumpetguy
      2:38 am October 9, 2019 Permalink

      SC, a “bit” of hyperbole doused with a ton of sarcasm! Do know this however, Bucket is unafraid and if given a real fair shot/opportunity to mesh with Jimmy Butler, both those guys can help the Heat win some games.

  2. Newtype
    10:46 pm October 8, 2019 Permalink

    Zion who? Move over MJ.

  3. JASUN74
    1:07 am October 9, 2019 Permalink

    He played a hell of a game. Bam looked good also. Silva from South Carolina looks awfully good too with 16 points in his 15 or so minutes. Tyler looks like he’s going to help them a lot though. Looks great passing the ball and playing really good Defense. I love that he has Bam there to hang with. They’ll be pretty good in the East this year, it’s wide open.

    • DelrayCat
      10:28 am October 9, 2019 Permalink

      Unfortunately the Heat made some bad contract mistakes that will hamper then for a while longer. They got rid of the Whiteside albatross..but they are paying Dragic and Waiters over 30 million combined this year…neither will be on the team next year…maybe not even lasting this calander year.
      Tyler’s making 3 million, and while an NBA bargain….can you see why guys leave early???

  4. Ned T.
    8:42 am October 9, 2019 Permalink

    I recall people saying Herro was at least a 3-year project at UK. Goes to show that you never really know a bang from a bust during recruiting.

    • Carterbbn10
      12:15 pm October 9, 2019 Permalink


    • trumpetguy
      3:16 pm October 9, 2019 Permalink

      Correct, that is why you don’t evaluate by what you read, but rather by what you see. How could anyone say pro/con about any player without seeing the player? ANYBODY think Cal or any other coach offers a scholarship without seeing a prospect, but only reads about the kid in a recruiting rag?….and I don’t mean mix tapes either!

    • Looother
      6:26 pm October 9, 2019 Permalink

      It was obvious that Herro would be a one and done player after the pre-season Bahamas games…

    • michaelb
      7:34 pm October 9, 2019 Permalink

      I called herro being 1 & done when we got him .. his mental toughness & chip on his shoulder was his best qualities

  5. 270cat
    9:19 am October 9, 2019 Permalink

    I thought Zion was the only rookie this year…