Heat rookie Tyler Herro speaks out on being drafted 13th overall
Miami Heat rookie shooting guard Tyler Herro has been turning heads left and right in the 2020 playoffs with his stellar shooting skills.
The Heat, who luckily drafted Herro with the 13th overall pick in the 2019 draft after 12 teams passed on the sharpshooter, are four wins away from winning the championship at Walt Disney World in sunny Orlando, Florida.
Although he’s happy he landed with the Heat, Herro admitted that getting drafted at No. 13 in the 2019 draft has been fueling him all season.
"I know every last one that was drafted ahead of me. It definitely does fuel me."
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— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) September 29, 2020
The 12 players drafted before Tyler Herro were Zion Williamson, Ja Morant, RJ Barrett, De’Andre Hunter, Darius Garland, Jarrett Culver, Coby White, Jaxson Hayes, Rui Hachimura, Cam Reddish, Cameron Johnson and PJ Washington.
The Heat rookie is the only one who played in the 2020 playoffs out of that group of players.
In the Eastern Conference playoffs against the Indiana Pacers, Milwaukee Bucks and Boston Celtics, Herro didn’t play like a rookie at all. He averaged 16.5 points per game while showing a confidence and swagger fans usually see from All-Stars.
The Heat certainly have a future star in Herro, who has already developed a great relationship with Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo. Miami is hoping Butler, Herro and Adebayo can be the team’s new Big Three for the long-haul, but the first order of business is taking down LeBron James, Anthony Davis and the Los Angeles Lakers in the Finals.
Game 1 between the Heat and Lakers is set for Wednesday.