Tyler Herro once drained six straight triples to beat John Calipari in practice wager
It’s nothing new that Miami Heat’s Tyler Herro has been a walking bucket ever since he got his hands on a basketball. Herro’s ability to knock down long-range jumpers has been his calling card as he rose from a young kid from Wisconsin to a bonafide star in the NBA.
The Heat’s hotshot rookie has been having one heck of a debut season in the NBA but for those who’ve been following his young basketball career, Herro’s smooth jumper isn’t at all surprising. SportsCenter unearthed footage of Herro back in his Kentucky Wildcats days when he was scorching hot from long-distance.
Apparently, head coach John Calipari told Herro that he would end practice early if the freshman would knock down six consecutive threes. ‘Baby Goat’ did not disappoint and made his head coach put his money where his mouth was.
In 2018, John Calipari told Tyler Herro that if he made six threes in a row, he’d end practice early.
Baby Goat came through.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 6, 2020
Even before his lone year in Kentucky, Herro was already lighting it up. He played for Whitnall High School in Greenfield, Wisconsin and was almost automatic from the field. In his senior year for Whitnall, he was averaging 32.9 points and was shooting 43.5% from behind the three-point line. This inevitably caught the eye of multiple Division 1 programs until he finally found his way to Calipari’s team in Kentucky.
After a successful freshman year in the NCAA, Tyler Herro brought his talents to South Beach and is now playing in his first ever NBA Finals series at the young age of 20. Just like his range, it seems as though the ceiling is unlimited for this young star.