NBA Future Watch: Tyler Herro Basketball Cards, Miami HeatNBA Future Watch: Tyler Herro Basketball Cards, Miami Heat – Tyler Herro first burst into the NBA spotlight definitively in the Orlando bubble in 2020. His emergence helped power the Heat to a surprising Finals appearance. Notwithstanding an improvement of some stats in his second season, Herro was still tarred with the brush of Miami’s Eastern Conference Championship hangover in 2020-21. However,  he has emerged further still to taste stardom in Year Three of his career as a high-level combo guard.

Herro’s tendencies toward sequential improvement were noted as far back as high school in the Milwaukee area, when he topped out his senior year at 32.9 PPG, 7.4 RPG, 3.6 APG and 3.3 SPG. Not originally on the radar for the nation’s top collegiate programs, Herro progressed to the level of being offered a scholarship from Kentucky.

As a Wildcat, Herro notched AP SEC Newcomer of the Year honors behind 14.0 PPG, 4.5 RPG and 2.5 APG.  The potential for greater improvement at the NCAA level loomed, but the call of the NBA was already strong.  As such, Herro committed for the 2019 Draft, widely forecast as a mid-round pick.

Two years previously, Miami selected another still-developing Wildcat, Bam Adebayo with the 14th pick in the draft.  Adebayo’s growth at the NBA level validated the selection, so the Heat proceeded in the same direction with Herro. He was able to grow in tandem with Adebayo during his rookie season.

Herro’s bubble heroics built to the end of the regular season, a five-game stretch in which he averaged between 16 and 30 points in each game. Herro’s biggest breakthrough came in the Eastern Conference Finals, peaking with a 37-point, six-rebound game against Boston on September 23.  Herro became the first player born in the 21st Century to reach the Conference Finals. He also became the youngest player to start in the Finals since Magic Johnson in 1980.

Herro’s second season was injury-plagued at times, but he built on his momentum when healthy.  From his rookie campaign through the first week of January 2022, Herro has increased his PPG (from 13.5 to 20.3), RPG (from 4.1 to 4.9) and APG (from 2.2 to 3.9).

With the potential to become one of the greatest shooters in the league, Herro continues to improve his consistency.  Defense, playmaking, and scoring versatility are other areas of continued improvement for Herro. And yet, he continues edging toward superstardom in the NBA at his current rate of progression.

 

NBA Future Watch: Tyler Herro Basketball Cards, Miami Heat – Stats

Screen Shot 2022 01 09 At 3.45.57 Pm

 

NBA Future Watch: Tyler Herro Basketball Cards, Miami HeatNBA Future Watch: Tyler Herro Basketball Cards, Miami Heat – More Resources

NBA Future Watch: Tyler Herro Basketball Cards, Miami Heat – Image Gallery

Related Posts