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Tyler Herro makes it Perfectly Clear why he chose Kentucky over Wisconsin

Before Tyler Herro was a sensational-shooting rookie for the Miami Heat, the Bucket scored 14 points per game to help Kentucky advance to the Elite Eight. Before he chose to attend UK, he was a Wisconsin commit. On Twitter Wednesday night he explained exactly why he made the move.

The conversation started shortly after Wisconsin sophomore Kobe King announced he was leaving Greg Gard’s program. Averaging 10 ppg. this season, the guard’s departure angered many in the land of cheese, including former Badger Zak Showalter.

A member of the Final Four team and a starter in his final two seasons (2016, 17), Showalter was in the locker room when Herro visited Wisconsin’s campus. Instead of sticking with the Badgers like King, Herro was the home state kid who left for greener pastures in the Bluegrass. Currently sitting in Miami, he has no regrets.

I don’t think Kentucky will put Tweets on a t-shirt, but they should consider it for this. Herro’s logic is infallible:

“Why go play boring basketball and waste away your college career, when you can have success at UK for a year and transform into a lottery pick?”

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

6 Comments for Tyler Herro makes it Perfectly Clear why he chose Kentucky over Wisconsin



  1. Papaw
    1:59 pm January 30, 2020 Permalink

    Why indeed. Tell em about it bucket



  2. KYFAN4LYFE
    2:25 pm January 30, 2020 Permalink

    I wonder if King has reached out to UK, or vice versa…



  3. UKgrad80
    2:27 pm January 30, 2020 Permalink

    Just ask Kobe King why he left the program!



  4. dan1965
    3:14 pm January 30, 2020 Permalink

    A lot more exposure at UK,National exposure,more big time games,a fan base that is rabbid and most follow,at least follow if not watch all the way through their NBA careers.
    I know I do,I keep up with about all of them Wall,Cousins,Willie C., Herro,Booker,Jamaal,A.D., on and on,Ullis….
    On top of all that most team in most years, are capable of at least a sweet 16 showing, very possibly an elite 8 or even Final 4 opportunity, and usually a pretty good chance at a National Championship ! I mean ,how many schools can HONESTLY say that every year they feel like that teams talented enough and can make it to at least a sweet 16, and many times Final 4 or a shot at a chip ?! Not to many I know that !
    UK by far has the higher upside,but admittedly if u are not willing to work,lazy,or even shown to sometime not be as good as advertised,you can be Exposed. But if your willing to put the time in,listen,and work hard,a lot more times than not UK has shown it can help you reach your dreams! I love that our guys talk about things like this,it only continues to help recruiting.



    • trumpetguy
      4:27 pm January 30, 2020 Permalink

      Dan, well put. Chance to WIN! Cal says it all the time, UK not for everybody, but if a recruit wants bright lights/fast lane and can handle it, this is the place. Bucket wanted it and worked for it! Kudos to him.



  5. blubarbarian
    10:34 am February 2, 2020 Permalink

    Love that kid. He’s a stud. Fearless and a hard worker. If you got recruited by UK you have talent. If you do the work, you’ll develop. No doubt about it.