Tyler Herro is an American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. He was drafted into the NBA in 2019 and has been playing for the Miami Heat. In 2022, he was named the NBA Sixth Man of the Year. In his rookie year, he was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team.

Player Profile and Personal Life

Tyler Christopher Herro was born on January 20, 2000, in Greenfield, Wisconsin, the U.S. He stands 196 cm tall and his weight was last listed at 88 kg. A right-handed shooter, he plays shooting guard.

His younger brothers Austin Herro and Miles Herro also play basketball professionally. He is dating and has a daughter with Katya Elise Henry.

Team Miami Heat Miami Heat
Position Shooting Guard
Height / weight 1.96 m / 88 kg
Born Jan 20, 2000
Nationality United States United States
Nickname Boy Wonder
Team History
Miami Heat Miami Heat 2019 - present

High School and College Career

He attended Whitnall High School. As a senior, he played was named the First Team All-State. By the time he was a senior, he received a number of scholarship offers from a number of universities including the University of Wisconsin-Madison, DePaul University, Oregon State University, and Arizona State University. He committed to play for the University of Kentucky.

He played for Kentucky from 2018 to 2019.

Professional Career

He declared for the NBA in 2019, choosing to forgo his remaining years of college eligibility. He was the 13th overall pick in the first round, chosen by the Miami Heat. The team signed him in July of that year.

In his rookie season, he was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team. In Game 2 of the NBA Finals in 2020, he became the youngest player in the NBA to start in a finals game. In 2022, he was named the NBA Sixth Man of the Year.

Career Highlights

  • 2022 - NBA Sixth Man of the Year
  • 2020 - NBA All-Rookie Second Team
  • 2019 - Second-team All-SEC
  • 2019 - SEC Newcomer of the Year – AP
  • 2019 - SEC All-Freshman Team

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