Tyler Herro is having himself an impressive preseason.
He already dropped 18 points in a preseason game last week and throughout the preseason has shown he’s ready to knock down shots at the NBA level.
Monday night he went 5-of-5 — 4-of-4 from three — to score 14 straight points for the Heat.
He’s also showing he can do more than just shoot, crowd him at the arc and he can put the ball on the court and make a play.
Herro’s fellow rookies voted him the best shooter in this draft class and he’s looked every bit of that. The No. 13 pick out of Kentucky started to show that in the Las Vegas Summer League, where he scored on catch-and-shoot chances, pull-ups, step-backs, running off screens, and he could get out in transition as well. Doing that in Summer League is one thing, doing in the NBA preseason is a step up from that — but the real test, the NBA season, is a whole different level.
In Miami, they love the production but what fans really like is Herro plays with swagger.
We’ll see how his rookie season goes, but put that shooting and hustle next to Jimmy Butler for stretches and Miami becomes a lot more interesting.