According to Scott Agnes of The Athletic, Tyler Herro will have his final pre-draft workout with the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday.
All eyes on UK guard Tyler Herro at today. He has one workout left, Minnesota on Saturday. He’s expected to go in the teens — and will be in the green room for the draft. pic.twitter.com/JODR6fpsoq
— Scott Agness (@ScottAgness) June 14, 2019
Herro worked out for the Indiana Pacers on Friday, who posted this short interview with the former Kentucky guard.
While at @KentuckyMBB, Tyler Herro (@Raf_tyler) put up impressive numbers as a freshman, including knocking down 93.5 percent of his free throws. The sharpshooter talked about the lessons he learned during his season in Lexington. #GoldOnTheClock pic.twitter.com/UNtHzw2Dv1
— Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) June 14, 2019
In the video, he credits John Calipari with preparing him for the NBA and believes Calipari is the reason he can be a versatile player at the next level.
“The first day I stepped on campus, he [Calipari] treated me like a pro,” Herro said.
Most mock drafts have Herro going somewhere in the 14-18 range, hovering right around the lottery. He’s recently worked out with the Orlando Magic (16th pick) and the Detroit Pistons (15th pick) along with the Pacers (18th pick) and soon to be the Timberwolves (11th pick).
Minnesota snagging Herro with that No. 11 pick is higher than the mock drafts are predicting, but a pairing between the two would make sense. The Wolves desperately need to surround Karl-Anthony Towns with some spacing – they ranked 23rd in the NBA in three-pointers made last season. Herro immediately provides that, and will hopefully be able to play both on and off the ball as a shooter. Not to mention the obvious Kentucky connection with KAT and Herro, considering a pick-and-roll between those two would be some fun to watch.
I’m all here for some more BBNBA bonds.