Heat ‘s Tyler Herro posts first-ever social media message after Finals loss vs. Lakers
After licking his wounds from the disappointing defeat, the 20-year-old posted a photo of himself on Instagram with a short, but inspiring caption.
Picked 13th overall by the Heat in last year’s draft, the Kentucky alum put up a fantastic rookie season and gave Miami another building block for the future.
Tyler Herro achieved a lot in just his first year as a pro. The 6-foot-5 sniper earned himself a spot in head coach Erik Spoelstra’s rotation and deservingly made it to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team.
His value was at an all-time high come the playoffs as the NBA neophyte did not shy away from the bright lights at all. He notched 16.0 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 3.7 assists in 21 postseason games. Herro’s remarkable marksmanship is his best asset, paired with a gutsy attitude to take over with the game on the line.
The Heat was just two wins shy of winning it all, thanks in large part to massive contributions from their fearless rookie. Herro even broke several playoffs and Finals records among first-year players in the process.
Herro already has the upper hand in terms of playoff experience over Book, who has yet to make it to the postseason in his first five seasons.
The Heat’s future, meanwhile, is certainly looking great with Herro in tow. Miami fans can certainly expect even bigger things from their budding star in year number two.