TEAM: Miami Heat
POSITION: Point Guard
Height/Weight: 6′ 5″, 195 lbs
Date of Birth: 1/20/2000 (22)
DRAFT INFO: 2019: Rd 1, Pk 13 (MIA)
EXPERIENCE: 2nd Season
PLACE of BIRTH: Milwaukee, WI
Miami Heat: 2019-CURRENT (3 SEASONS)
Sixth Man of the Year (2022)
All-Rookie 2nd Team (2020)
Tyler Christopher Herro is an American professional basketball player, currently playing for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA), and played college basketball for one year with the Kentucky Wildcats. Herro was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team in 2020 after being selected by the Heat in the first round of the 2019 NBA draught with the 13th overall choice. He made it to the NBA Finals with the Heat in his debut season. In 2022, he was selected NBA Sixth Man of the Year.
Miami Heat (2019–present)
Herro became the first player born in the 2000s to appear in an NBA Conference Finals game when the Heat defeated the Milwaukee Bucks in the second round of the 2020 NBA playoffs on September 8, 2020. The NBA named him to the 2019–20 NBA All-Rookie Second Team on September 15. He set a career high with 37 points in Game 4 of the 2020 Eastern Conference Finals, becoming the fourth player in playoff history to score 30 or more points before turning 21 and the second-highest scorer under 21, trailing only Magic Johnson. He also broke the Conference Finals marks for the youngest player to score 30+ points (at 20 years, 247 days old) and the most points by a rookie. Herro also became the first player born in the 2000s to participate in an NBA Finals after defeating the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals.
Herro made history by becoming the first player in Heat team history to score at least 30 points and grab at least 10 rebounds off the bench on October 23, 2021, in a 102–91 loss to the Indiana Pacers. He was awarded NBA Sixth Man of the Year in 2022 on May 3, becoming the first player in Heat team history to earn the accolade.