While this year’s trio of first rounders out of Kentucky all have potential, Tyler Herro is the early breakout star of NBA Summer League. The former Wildcats guard has been lighting it up for the Miami Heat.
Herro would have a pretty good excuse to be taking it a bit easy right now, too. He remains unsigned with the Heat, amid a slew of rumors.
Miami appears to be the leading contender to land former MVP Russell Westbrook in a trade, to pair with new Heat free agent signee Jimmy Butler. Herro would be a pretty big potential part of that deal.
Whichever team he starts his actual NBA career with, he’s absolutely balling out in Summer League right now.
Last night, Herro led the way with 25 points, seven rebounds, and five assists for the undefeated Heat. He’s been impressive throughout the last few days of games, averaging 20.4 points, 4.8 rebounds, four assists in under 29 minutes per contest for the 6-0 club.
After the game on Tuesday night, Tyler Herro gave John Calipari credit for helping develop him into a pro-ready player.
Herro was set to play for his home state Wisconsin Badgers before flipping and signing with Kentucky. He says that was the “best decision ever.”
“The first day I stepped on campus at Kentucky he treated me like a pro so without Coach Cal, the rest of the coaching staff, I don’t think I’d be here right now,” Herro said following the Heat’s 96-92 win over the Orlando Magic Tuesday. “I think I made the best decision ever to go to Kentucky.”
Calipari has turned out dozens of NBA guys throughout the years, many of whom have developed into stars. Herro could be next among them.