Tyler Herro

Tyler Herro
Tyler Herro.jpg
Herro with Kentucky in 2019
No. 14 – Miami Heat
PositionShooting guard
Personal information
Born (2000-01-20) January 20, 2000 (age 21)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Listed height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High schoolWhitnall (Greenfield, Wisconsin)
CollegeKentucky (2018–2019)
NBA draft2019 / Round: 1 / Pick: 13th overall
Selected by the Miami Heat
Playing career2019–present
Career history
2019–presentMiami Heat
Career highlights and awards
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Tyler Christopher Herro (/ˈhr/ HEE-roh; born January 20, 2000) is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA).[1] He played college basketball for one year with the Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball.[2] After being selected by the Heat in the first round of the 2019 NBA draft with the 13th overall pick, he was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team in 2020.

High school career

Herro was born in Milwaukee and graduated from Whitnall High School in Greenfield, Wisconsin.[3] In his senior season, he was named to the First Team All-State as he averaged 32.9 points, 7.4 rebounds, 3.6 assists, and 3.3 steals per game; his field goal percentage was over 50 percent and his three-point shooting percentage was 43.5 percent. He scored more than 2,000 points in his high school career.[2]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Tyler Herro
Greenfield, WI Whitnall (WI) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 193 lb (88 kg) Nov 14, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 89
Overall recruiting rankings:   Rivals: 36  247Sports: 38  ESPN: 30
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.


  • "Kentucky 2018 Basketball Commitments". Rivals.com. Retrieved June 4, 2018.
  • "2018 Kentucky Wildcats Recruiting Class". ESPN.com. Retrieved June 4, 2018.
  • "2018 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved June 4, 2018.

College offers and commitment

In high school, Herro received scholarship offers from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, Marquette University, DePaul University, Oregon State University and Arizona State University. He committed to play for the University of Wisconsin after visiting the Madison campus many times.[4] The commitment to the University of Wisconsin–Madison program was made before his junior year of high school in September 2016. In 2017 University of Kentucky coach John Calipari came to the Whitnall High School gymnasium to see Herro play in person. Herro then de-committed from Wisconsin on October 17, 2017. When Herro was no longer committed to play for Madison, he was recruited by the University of Kansas and Kentucky. Calipari offered Herro a scholarship on October 31, 2017. Herro then visited the Kentucky campus and decided to play for Kentucky.[5] Herro signed his letter of intent with Kentucky on November 14, 2017.[6]

College career

Herro averaged 14.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 2.5 assists as the only player to start in all 37 games for the Kentucky Wildcats.[2] On February 27, 2019, he scored a collegiate career-high 29 points, making 9 of 10 field goals and all of 6 free throws, to lead the Wildcats to a comeback victory over the Arkansas Razorbacks, 70–66.[7] Among other distinctions earned, he was named an All-Freshman First Team selection by Basketball Times as well as the Southeastern Conference Rookie of the Year by the Associated Press.[2] On April 12, 2019, Herro declared for the 2019 NBA draft, forgoing his final three years of college eligibility and hiring an agent. He was listed as a mid-first-round selection in most mock drafts.[8]

Professional career

Miami Heat (2019–present)

On June 20, 2019, Herro was selected by the Miami Heat with the 13th overall pick in the 2019 NBA draft.[9] Herro was voted by his fellow rookies as the best shooter in the 2019 draft class.[10] On July 10, 2019, the Heat announced that they had signed Herro.[11] On October 23, 2019, he made his NBA debut, starting in a 120–101 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies and finishing the season-opener with 14 points to go along with 8 rebounds, 2 steals and an assist.[1] In his fourth game (and first non-start), Herro scored a career-high 29 points on October 29 in a 112–97 win over the Atlanta Hawks.[12] Herro was due to play in the Rising Stars game during the All Star Weekend in 2020, but was ruled out due to an ankle injury. On August 12, 2020, he scored a career-high 30 points in a 116–115 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder.

When the Heat defeated the Milwaukee Bucks in the second round of the 2020 NBA playoffs on September 8, 2020, Herro became the first player in NBA history born in the 2000s to appear in an NBA Conference Final.[13] On September 15, 2020, he was named to the 2019–20 NBA All-Rookie Second Team by the NBA.[14]

In Game 4 of the 2020 Eastern Conference Finals, he scored a career-high 37 points, becoming the fourth player in playoffs history to record 30+ points before turning 21 and the second-highest scorer under 21, with only Magic Johnson scoring more.[15][16] He also set Conference Finals records for the youngest player (at 20 years, 247 days old) to score 30+ points and the most points by a rookie.[17] After an Eastern Conference Finals victory against the Boston Celtics, Herro became the first player born in the 2000s to play in an NBA Final.[18]

During Game 2 of the 2020 NBA Finals, Herro became the youngest player to start an NBA Finals game at 20 years, 256 days - eight days younger than Magic Johnson was when he started Game 1 for the Lakers in 1980 against the Philadelphia 76ers.[19] In Game 4 of the same Finals series, he achieved the most 3 pointers made by a rookie in NBA Playoffs history, accomplishing 45 beyond-the-arc shots while surpassing Matt Maloney's 43 3PM record during 1997 NBA Playoffs.[20] On October 9, 2020, Herro broke a 44-year old record by scoring 10 points on the 3rd quarter of the Game 5 of the 2020 NBA Finals - setting the NBA record by a rookie for the most consecutive games in the playoffs scoring in double digits with 20 while surpassing Alvan Adams's record of 19 games of the Phoenix Suns in 1976.[21] Herro helped the Heat reach the 2020 NBA Finals, but the team lost in 6 games to the Los Angeles Lakers.

Career statistics

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high


Regular season

2019–20 Miami 55 8 27.4 .428 .389 .870 4.1 2.2 .6 .2 13.5
2020–21 Miami 54 15 30.3 .439 .360 .803 5.0 3.4 .6 .3 15.1
Career 109 23 28.8 .434 .375 .834 4.5 2.8 .6 .2 14.3


2020 Miami 21 5 33.6 .433 .375 .870 5.1 3.7 .4 .1 16.0
2021 Miami 4 0 23.3 .316 .136 1.000 3.3 1.8 .3 .3 9.3
Career 25 5 26.1 .435 .328 .743 3.4 3.5 .9 .3 12.1


2018–19 Kentucky 37 37 32.6 .462 .355 .935 4.5 2.5 1.1 .3 14.0

Personal life

Herro has two younger brothers, Austin and Myles (Austin being the older of the two), both of whom also play basketball. His parents are Jennifer and Chris Herro.[22] Herro's college teammates gave him the nickname "Boy Wonder". Outside of basketball, Herro's interests include fashion and photography. He has his own charitable foundation, The T. Herro Foundation, which strives to support and inspire youth through community events, camps and other programs with the goal to cultivate the heroes of tomorrow. When Herro's playing career is over, he'd like to coach.

Herro was included in the Jack Harlow song "Tyler Herro" named after himself, and features prominently in the music video.[23]

In 2020, Herro started dating Instagram model and fitness entrepreneur Katya Elise Henry.[24] On June 5, 2021, in an Instagram post, they announced that they are expecting a child. [25]


  1. ^ a b "Butler misses Miami debut, Heat beat Grizzlies 120-101". ESPN.com. October 23, 2019. Retrieved October 23, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d "Tyler Herro - Men's Basketball". University of Kentucky Athletics. Retrieved September 2, 2019.
  3. ^ "Tyler Herro, Kentucky Wildcats, Shooting Guard". 247sports.com.
  4. ^ Borzello, Jeff (September 12, 2016). "ESPN 60 junior guard Tyler Herro commits to Wisconsin". ESPN. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  5. ^ Page, Fletcher (November 29, 2017). "How Tyler Herro went from a Wisconsin commit to Kentucky-bound in 28 days". USA HSS. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  6. ^ Finkelstein, Adam (November 15, 2017). "Scout's Take: ESPN 100 SG Tyler Herro signs with Kentucky". ESPN.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  7. ^ Taylor, Keith (February 27, 2019). "Tyler Herro steps up to lead Wildcats to comeback win in close call against Razorbacks Tuesday night". Northern Kentucky Tribune. Retrieved November 5, 2019.
  8. ^ "Tyler Herro declares for NBA draft". April 12, 2019.
  9. ^ Tjarks, Jonathan (June 20, 2019). "Grading the 2019 NBA Draft". The Ringer. Retrieved June 22, 2019.
  10. ^ Helin, Kurt (October 9, 2019). "Miami rookie Tyler Herro has 18 points in preseason debut". NBC sports. Retrieved October 10, 2019.
  11. ^ "HEAT Signs Tyler Herro". NBA.com. July 10, 2019. Retrieved July 10, 2019.
  12. ^ "Butler makes his Miami debut, Heat top Hawks 112-97". ESPN.com. October 29, 2019. Retrieved December 11, 2019.
  13. ^ Gaydos, Ryan. "Heat rookie Tyler Herro will become first person born in the 2000s to make NBA conference finals appearance". Fox News. Retrieved September 9, 2020.
  14. ^ "Ja Morant, Zion Williamsom headline 2019-20 Kia All-Rookie First Team Tyler Herro, Rui Hachimura voted to Second Team". NBA.com. September 15, 2020. Retrieved September 15, 2020.
  15. ^ Polockas, Erikas (September 24, 2020). "Tyler Herro joins Magic Johnson and Derrick Rose". TalkBasket.net. Retrieved September 24, 2020.
  16. ^ Golliver, Ben. "Analysis | Tyler Herro had an NBA playoff game for a rookie that compares to only Magic Johnson". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved September 25, 2020.
  17. ^ Zillgitt, Jeff. "How 20-year-old Heat rookie Tyler Herro sank Celtics in Game 4 of Eastern Conference finals". USA Today. Retrieved September 24, 2020.
  18. ^ Taylor, Cody. "Tyler Herro hasn't forgotten the 12 players drafted ahead of him". USA Today. Retrieved September 29, 2020.
  19. ^ Sam Quinn (October 3, 2020). "Heat's Tyler Herro breaks Magic Johnson's record becoming youngest player ever to start an NBA Finals game". cbssports.com. Retrieved October 9, 2020.
  20. ^ Virgil Villanueva (October 6, 2020). "Heat's Tyler Herro makes playoffs history with incredible 3-point shooting". Clutchpoints.com. Retrieved October 10, 2020.
  21. ^ "Tyler Herro just set another rookie NBA playoff scoring record". The Rookie Wire. October 9, 2020. Retrieved October 12, 2020.
  22. ^ "Tyler Herro - Men's Basketball".
  23. ^ Harlow, Jack (October 22, 2020). "Jack Harlow Music video "Tyler Herro"". YouTube. Retrieved October 28, 2020.
  24. ^ "@nolimitherro". Instagram. November 26, 2020.
  25. ^ https://heatnation.com/media/miami-heats-tyler-herro-makes-huge-life-announcement-via-social-media/

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