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?”