14 - Tyler Herro

6-6, 195 Shooting Guard
Kentucky Freshman
01/20/00 (24.5 yrs)
Milwaukee, WI
High School
Team Site Profile
Jump Shot
NBA Ready
Ball Handling

NBA Comparison: Nik Stauskas/Joe Harris

Strengths: Offensive minded shooting guard with “spurtability” and a willingness to hunt for his shot … Excels at setting up defenders when running off multiple screens … Has developed a step back jump shot that allows him to create his own space to get a look within the offense … Is underrated in terms of his ability to get to the rim in the half court … Is extremely reliable at the free throw line, shot 93.5% from the free throw line as a freshman …  Has shown major growth on the defensive end, especially in regard to staying in guarding position, understanding help side responsibilities/positioning, and playing angles … Is adept at playing passing lanes and is aggressive in looking to capitalize on opponent’s mistakes on that end of the court … Is a competitor that doesn’t let his motor go cold, is always looking to make plays happen … Runs the court looking for easy buckets in transition … Is very good at pull up jumpers in transition … Despite shooting under 36% from three, his form should allow him to increase that percentage even from the further NBA three point line. Rebounds well for a guard (4.5 per game, season high 13 against Tennessee) … Sneaky athlete, with better leaping ability than some realize …

Weaknesses: Lacks length. Doesn’t have the ideal NBA body, measuring  6’5” with 6’4.5” wingspan and had 12.4% body fat at UK’s pro day … Struggles with his footwork when receiving the ball off of screens, often does not have them squared up and thus preventing him from getting quickly into a shooting motion … Absolutely not a ball handler … Can be a streaky shooter that goes cold for stretches of the game … Not very explosive off the dribble lacking a great first step … Lacks ideal lateral quickness, leading to him struggling with smaller, quicker players when playing defense … When not scoring, he can have games in which he gives you little else … Not a great passer, and he can get tunnel vision when driving to the rim … Sometimes struggles making entry passes to the post, resulting in turnovers … Has a loose handle and is susceptible to getting stripped when driving to the rim … Limited athleticism could be a hindrance at the next level, and will have to rely more on angles to set himself up at the NBA level …

Outlook: Projects to be a serviceable bench player to spot starter early in his career with the ability to develop into a reliable scorer at the next level … May never be good enough defensively to fill the 3 and D role, but rapid development in college suggests the ability to carve out an important role on a good team … Is often viewed as just a shooter, but can score in a variety of ways and should be able to translate that portion of his game to the NBA … Could play a Richard Hamilton type role offensively for a number of teams, albeit with a significantly smaller usage rate … The added spacing of an NBA offense should open up his offense beyond what he was able to show at Kentucky … Lack of versatility could limit him as he isn’t a ball handler, but his offensive ability could really impress teams in pre-draft workouts …

Notes: Measured 6’5" in shoes, 6’4" barefoot, 193 lbs, 6’3.75" wingspan, 8’3.5" standing reach at 2017 USA Basketball October Minicamp …

Eric Yearian 4/15/19

Strengths: Tyler Herro is a versatile guard and an elite shooter … While 35.5% from 3 is not an elite number, it should rise with time and repetition … What is more telling is his 93.5% free throw percentage this past season … He has deep range and a quick release with the ability to get his own shot. He also has an advanced mid-range game and can play on or off the ball, showing legit point guard skills. Has good instincts and high basketball IQ. Has excellent length with a 6-10 wingspan. A versatile defender who can guard 3 positions and plays with an edge. Herro is a solid rebounder and has good size at 6-6 that will allow him to contribute on the glass as a guard. Herro is a terrific shot maker, but he also is a solid scorer anywhere on the court off the catch and shoot or off the dribble. His scoring off the dribble improved throughout the season. Herro’s playmaking is also underrated, as he posted close to a 2:1 assist to turnover ratio. Herro’s also has plenty of upside as a defender with his size, length and above-average athleticism. He has solid anticipation, averaging a steal per game in his freshman season. He is a solid distributing guard that has the potential to become an above average 3&D player in the NBA.

Weaknesses: Herro can make shots in a multitude of ways, but he can be very inconsistent with his shot. He has a tendency to force the issue and not distribute the ball at times. He has the potential to become an elite 3-point shooter and above average defender in this league, but he must be willing to adapt when his shot is not falling. He also must improve his pace as he can at times play too fast and be out of control. He does not have elite athleticism, so when Herro does guard elite athletic two guards it becomes a challenge. Could struggle to guard against NBA quickness. Doesn’t project as a player who can get to the rim with constancy at the NBA level and will have a hard time getting separation. Lacks lower body strength. Doesn’t get off the floor very well and isn’t an above the rim player.

Notes: Measured 6’5" in shoes, 6’4" barefoot, 193 lbs, 6’3.75" wingspan, 8’3.5" standing reach at 2017 USA Basketball October Minicamp … Born Jan. 20, 2000 in Milwaukee…Tabbed the top-ranked recruit from the state of Wisconsin and was rated No. 30 overall by ESPN … Suited up for the Jordan Brand Classic game and participated in the Nike Hoop Summit … Also was one of 54 players selected for the USA Basketball Junior National Team minicamp his senior season…. Parents are Jen and Chris Herro … Has two brothers, Austin and Myles … Favorite activity away from the court is playing Fortnite … Lists someone as a true hero as a person who can impact people on and off the court … Father has been his biggest influence … Most memorable moment as a player was scoring 2,000 points in high school … Chose Kentucky over Wisconsin, Arizona, Florida and Villanova …

William Desautelle III 4/15/19