Miami Heat #14
Position: Point Guard
2021-2022 Season Stats
Salary: $5,722,116

Tyler Herro Early life and high school career

Tyler Christopher Herro was born on Jan. 20, 2000 is an American professional basketball player for the Miami of the National Basketball Association. He played 1 year of college basketball with the Kentucky Wildcats.

After being selected by the Miami Heat with the 13th overall pick in the first round of the 2019 NBA Draft, Herro was selected to the NBA All-Rookie 2nd Team in 2020. During his rookie season with the Miami Heat, he reached the NBA Finals. He was named the 2022 NBA Sixth Man of the Year.

High school career

Herro was born in Greenfield and he graduated from Whitnall High School in Greenfield, Wisconsin. In his senior season, he averaged 32.9 points, 7.4 rebounds, 3.6 assists, and 3.3 steals per game for the All-State First Team; he shot over 50 from the field and 43.5 from 3-point range. He scored over 2,000 pts in his high school career.


In high school, Herro received scholarships from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Marquette University, DePaul University, Oregon State University, and Arizona State University. After several visits to the Madison campus, he committed to playing for the University of Wisconsin. In September 2016, he made his commitment to the UW-Madison program before his junior year of high school. In year 2017, University of Kentucky coach Calipari came to the Whitner High School gym to watch Herro play in person. Herro then retired from Wisconsin on October 17, 2017. When Herro was no longer committed to playing for Madison, he was recruited by the University of Kansas and the University of Kentucky. Calipari awarded Herro the scholarship on Oct.31, 2017. Herro was then visited the Kentucky campus and decided to play for the Kentucky team. Herro signed a letter of intent with Kentucky on November 14, 2017.

College career

Herro is averaging 14.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 2.5 assists and is the only basketball player to start in all the 37 games for the Kentucky Wildcats. On Feb. 27, 2019, he scored a career-high 29 points, made 9 of 10 shots, and made 6 free throws, leading the Wildcats to a 70-66 victory over the Arkansas Razors. Among others, he was named to the All-New First Team by Basketball Times and was named Southeastern Rookie of the Year by the Associated Press. On Apr. 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 pick in most mock drafts.

Professional career

Miami Heat (2019–present)

On Jun. 20, 2019, Herro was selected by the Miami Heat with the 13th overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. On July 10, the Heat announced the signing of Herro. He made his NBA debut on Oct. 23, starting with a 120-101 win over the Memphis Grizzlies and finishing the season opener with 14 points, eight rebounds, two steals, and one assist. In his fourth game (and first non-starter), Herro scored a career-high 29 points in a 112-97 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Oct. 29. Herro was scheduled to play with the Rising Stars during the 2020 All-Star Weekend, but was ruled out with an ankle injury. On Aug. 12, 2020, he scored a career-high 30 pts in a 116-115 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder.

On Sept. 8, 2020, Herro became the first 2000s-born player in NBA history to appear in an NBA Finals game when the Heat defeated the Milwaukee Bucks in the second round of the 2020 NBA playoffs. On September 15, he was selected to the 2019-20 NBA All-Rookie Second Team. In Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals 2020, he scored a career-high 37 pts, becoming the 4th player in playoff history to score more than 30 points before the age of 21, and the second-highest scoring player under the age of 21. Magic Johnson scored higher. He also set a Finals record for the youngest player (20 years, 247 days) to score 30+ and the most points for a rookie. Herro became the 1st player born in the 2000s to reach the NBA Finals after beating the Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals.

At 20 years, 256 days, Tyler Herro became the most youngest Finals starter in Game 2 of the 2020 NBA Finals, older than Magic Johnson in the Lakers’ opening game against the Philadelphia 76ers in 1980 Started 8 days younger. In the Game 4 of the same Finals series, he made the most 3-pointers made by a rookie in NBA playoff history, completing 45 shots from beyond the arc, while surpassing Matt Maloney in the Recorded 43 3PMs in the 1997 NBA playoffs. On October 9, 2020, Herro scored 10 points in the third quarter of Game 5 of the 2020 NBA Finals, breaking a 44-year record-setting the most consecutive games in double figures by an NBA rookie in the playoffs Record In 1976, Alvin Adams surpassed the Phoenix Suns’ record of 19 games with 20th. The Miami Heat lost to the Los Angeles Lakers in six games.

On January 12, 2021, Herro had a season-high 34 points, seven rebounds, and 4 assists in a 134-137 overtime loss to the Philadelphia. On Feb. 17, he had a career-high 15 rebounds and 11 points, and 4 assists in a 112-120 loss to the GSW. On May 16, Herro had a career-high 11 assists, 16 points, and six rebounds in a 120-107 victory over the Detroit Pistons. In the 1st round of playoffs, the Miami Heat lost to the Milwaukee Bucks in four games.

On October 23, 2021, Herro became the 1st player in Heat history to score at least 30 pts and 10 rebounds off the bench in a 102-91 loss to the Indiana Pacers. an achievement. On May 3, 2022, Tyler Herro was named the NBA Sixth Man of the Year 2022, making him the first player in Heat history to receive the award.

Personal life

Herro has two younger brothers, Austin and Miles, who both play basketball. His parents are Jennifer and Chris Herro.

Herro was featured on the Jack Harlow song “Tyler Herro” named after himself and featured prominently in the music video.

In 2020, Herro started dating Katya Elise Henry. On June 5, 2021, they announced their pregnancy. Their daughter was born on Sept. 14, 2021. On Jun. 18, 2022, the couple announced that they were expecting their second child.