Cover Photo: Getty Images
Tyler Herro Height, Wingspan, Weight & Age
Player: Tyler Herro
Height: 6' 6"
Wingspan: 6' 3"
Weight: 192 pounds
College: Kentucky Wildcats
Tyler Herro Stats
Tyler Herro is one of the best shooters in this year's draft, shooting 46.2 percent from the field, 35.5 percent from three and 93.5 percent from the line for Kentucky this season. He's can also create his own shot and was second on the Wildcats with 14.0 points per game (PPG). He was a top-50 recruit out of high school last year and lived up to the hype, helping lead the Wildcats all the way to the Elite 8.
While he can score, his biggest weakness is his length. Despite being 6' 6" with shoes on, Herro only has a wingspan of 6' 3''. This hurts him defensively, as well as when creating space on offense. He needs to improve his defense at the moment, although it did improve throughout his year at Kentucky.
While Herro might not have the "ideal NBA body," he is still a quality scorer who can do everything from run off screens to hit pull-up jumpers. He's no longer a lottery pick, but a team in the later half of the draft can get a big time bench scorer with their first-round pick.
Tyler Herro Highlights
Tyler Herro NBA Draft Projection
Mid-Late First Round
Tyler Herro NBA Draft Predictions
Indiana Pacers (No. 18)
The Pacers have quite a few incredible pieces already on the roster with Victor Oladipo, Myles Turner and Domantas Sabonis, but they could serious use another guard who can score. With Tyreke Evans suspended for two years and Wesley Matthews a free agent, there won't be much at guard outside of Oladipo, who's already recovering from injury. Herro can take some pressure off of the other guards and provide some scoring off the bench for a team that wants to win the East in 2020.
Oklahoma City Thunder (No. 21)
What the Thunder need more than anything else in this draft is a shooter. Herro fits the bill perfectly and will certainly be a target for Oklahoma City if he's available at No. 21. He would fill so many of the holes at guard that were exposed this past season and provide a scoring boost off the bench.
Join FanDuel Sportsbook Today. New users get a risk-free bet up to $500. Join Now.
Ian McCafferty is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Ian McCafferty also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username itmccaff. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.