Kentucky will have to replace multiple players who are leaving the program due to graduation or early entry into the NBA Draft. Freshman guard Tyler Herro is one of them.
Herro officially confirmed he is hiring an agent and remaining in the NBA Draft. He made that announcement in a video to Kentucky fans and players this afternoon.
“This year was everything I had hoped for and more,” Herro said. “Coach Cal and his staff challenged me to become a complete basketball player and I truly believe I’ve done that and improved in all areas of my game. I can’t wait to take what I’ve learned to the next level. I’ve absolutely loved my time at Kentucky. I want to thank the Big Blue Nation for taking a kid from Wisconsin and making him feel at home.
“To my teammates, thank you for pushing me every day and for always having my back. I will never forget the memories we made throughout the season. I will bleed blue with you guys forever.”
Thank you, BBN. 14 out. pic.twitter.com/wmXc7bjAzL
— Tyler Herro (@raf_tyler) April 16, 2019
Herro averaged 14.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game this season. He shot 46 percent from the field, 35 percent from three-point range and 94 percent from the free-throw line.
Herro is projected to be a potential first-round pick in June’s NBA Draft.
Fellow freshman Keldon Johnson is also expected to head to the NBA, while senior forward Reid Travis has exhausted his eligibility.