After being taken as a lottery pick, Heat’s Tyler Herro says, “I’m much more than a shooter”
Tyler Herro, a player widely believed to be a top 20 talent, was taken in the lottery at #13 overall by the Miami Heat.
However, Herro wants Heat fans to know that he is more than just a shooter in the 2019 NBA Draft, per a Tweet from Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald.
Tyler Herro, just now: "I'm a shooter. I can create more than people think. Offensively, I'm definitely a complete player. I'm much more than a shooter."
— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) June 21, 2019
The 2019 NBA Draft has been just as action-packed as one would expect, with a flurry of trades taking place in the buildup to the event on Thursday night. Of course, the most shocking selection had to be Cam Johnson at #11 to the Phoenix Suns – a player who had not been invited to the NBA Draft Green Room at the Barclays Center.
With multiple big-name players still on the board, this was regarded as something of a reach by the Heat, who could’ve taken players such as Brandon Clarke, Sekou Doumbouya, Goga Bitadze or Romeo Langford.
Instead, the Heat opted for a player who deemed himself “a bucket” after a memorable sequence in his lone college season for Kentucky, and who seemingly has boundless confidence. Herro led the entire country in free throw percentage last season at a lofty 93.5 percent on a 23.1 percent free throw rate per KenPom.
But as Herro said, he is a shooter but also more than a shooter. We shall see if that’s the case with Summer League on the horizon.