Scout Speak: What basketball analysts have said about Tyler Herro
John Calipari is hoping to add another piece to the puzzle that is his next team. Four-star guard Tyler Herro makes his college decision today.
Here's a look back at what basketball recruiting scouts have said about the former Badger commit who is now a future Wildcat.
"As the game of basketball gets smaller and more "positionless" there is a premium on shooters who can space the floor. Herro can certainly do that. But, he's more than just a spot-up guy. He's a big two guard who is also a good athlete and is adept at creating for himself via the dribble. Those qualities make him versatile, and as I look at the landscape of remaining players, there aren't many guys like him.
In my estimation, Herro can play anywhere in the country."
— Eric Bossi, Rival Views: Which newly available recruit is the most valuable? (10/2017)
"A big wing scorer with deep range and an advanced mid range game, Herro has been steadily climbing the rankings since recovering from a knee injury. Earlier this month at USA Basketball's Developmental Camp, Herro looked again like somebody in position to make another move up the rankings."
— Eric Bossi, Top 40 Tyler Herro backs off pledge to Wisconsin (10/2017)
"He is not going to throw down a monstrous dunk or hit his defender with an ankle breaking crossover, but when it comes to fit, there might not be a better marriage between school and prospect than Wisconsin andTyler Herro.A 6-foot-4 scoring guard with a silky-smooth offensive repertoire, Herro looks more than ready to step into Greg Gard’s offense next season and immediately announce himself as an all-conference performer within the Big 10. The league is one of the more experienced, older conferences in America but Herro’s work ethic, skillset and now strong, well-built physique has the in-state recruit more than ready to contribute in Madison."
— Corey Evans, USA BBall: Evans' fourth session takeaways (10/9/2017)
"My personal concern with Herro -- and why we've rated him lower than some other services -- has been that he has to work very hard and use a lot of dribbles to create space against high-major defenders. During July, he looked more fluid and like he wasn't working as hard to get his offense, which was very promising when coupled with his ability to shoot."
— Eric Bossi, Bossi's Best: Big summers have these 10 players on the rise (8/16/2017)
"Playing at the NY2LA Summer Jam in Milwaukee, Herro was the toast of the town. Known primarily as a shooter, Herro impressed with his off the dribble attacks and the added bounce in his step while operating at a high level in all phases of the game on the offensive end."
— Eric Bossi, Bossi's Best: All-Second Live Period Team (7/26/2017)
"...many were impressed by Herro, a Wisconsin commit. The 6-foot-5 shooting guard had a rough spring while recovering from a knee injury, but Herro was at his best in his hometown of Milwaukee. No longer is he just a one-sided scoring weapon that is just an average athlete. Herro was dunking on people, creating for others and scoring at will."
— Corey Evans, Rivals Roundtable: Second live period thoughts (7/26/2017)
"The Rivals150 guard, who has been a committed to Wisconsin since last fall, has been battling back from a meniscus injury that forced him to miss his junior season of high school ball. During the early portions of the spring, Herro looked out of shape and lacked the burst that he needed to get the shots that he wanted. That is no more. Herro is one of the most polished scorers in high school basketball and his improved playmaking skills and athleticism is just icing on the cake."
— Corey Evans, Evans' Takeaways: What we learned at the NY2LA Summer Jam (7/24/2017)
"A 6-foot-4 shooting guard that can put loads of points on the scoreboard and in a blink of an eye, Herro has come on as the spring months have heated up. Coming back off an injury that hindered his junior year, the four-star guard is a well-polished ballplayer averaging over 14 points, five rebounds and three assists on the Nike circuit."
— Corey Evans, Conference Call: Most valuable 2018 commitments (6/23/2017)
"Tyler Herro has one of the most well developed mid-range games in the class of 2018. He's almost automatic on pull-up jumpers between 2 and 17 feet and he's got a very nice assortment of dribble and hesitation moves that he can use to set himself up.
"While his mid range game stands out, Herro is also a good shooter from deep and especially when he gets his feet set. He has good size and he has a good overall feel for things on the offensive end.
"The number one thing, in my eyes at least, to keep an eye on is to see how Herro develops as he adds strength. Against really athletic or stronger players, he does have to work really hard off the dribble or away from the ball to create separation and it is sometimes reflected in drops in shooting percentages when he plays against more physically mature players. "If added strength allows him to get his offense a bit more economically and without having to work quite so hard, he could really take off as a prospect."
— Eric Bossi, Four-star in-state guard will stay home and play for the Badgers (9/12/2016)
"Four-star shooting guard Tyler Herro wasn't very efficient Wednesday night but he more than made up for that on Saturday. Herro had 20 points, 18 in the first half, in a Playground Warriors win in front of coaches from Florida, Ohio State, Arizona, Marquette, Iowa, California, Michigan and others. The No. 80-ranked player in the 2018 Rivals150, Herro can make the game look easy at times, almost too easy."
— Russ Wood, Summer Jam: O'Bannon lights it up (7/16/2016)
"Tyler Herro, who ranks No. 80 in 2018, did not have his most efficient game for Wisconsin Playground Warriors but managed to finish with 20 points. Against a swarming Dream Vision defense, Herro struggled to separate from defenders, but demonstrated that he can be good finisher at the rim. The entire Wisconsin staff, plus coaches from Ohio State, Michigan State, Minnesota, Iowa State, Vanderbilt, Arizonaand UCLA were courtside."
— Russ Wood, Summer Jam: Four-star Ramey shows out (7/14/2016)
"Herro is a skilled two guard who really likes to create space off the dribble. He is a dangerous shooter from deep and has an uncanny ability to hit shots even when his feet aren't properly balanced and he's not totally squared up to the rim."
— Eric Bossi, On the rise: Top spring stock boosters in Class of 2018 (5/19/2016)
"...a serious Big Ten target already thanks to his deep shooting range that he complements with some unique passing skills (and a good handle). Can get up and dunk on you as well. Game seems very easy for him, so much so that it sometimes looks too easy out there. Out of Whitnall High in Greenfield."
— Mike Pegram, Run 'n Slam: Scouting notes, wrap-up (5/2/2016)
"When the rankings for 2018 were expanded, 6-foot-4 shooting guardTyler Herro from the class of 2018 didn't make the cut. Not because he wasn't worthy, but an in-person evaluation was needed. After watching the smooth shooter from Milwaukee (Wisc.) Whitnall do work for the Wisconsin Playground Warriors, he's one that should merit consideration for four-star status. He has to work hard at times to create, but his handle is strong and his jumper, combined with good size, is a very real weapon."
— Eric Bossi, Swish 'n Dish: Johnson has the juice (4/3/2016)