Tyler Herro
#14 Point Guard

Tyler Herro

Height / Weight
6' 5" / 195 lbs
Jan 20, 2000 (21)
NBA Draft
1st Round, 13th Overall, 2019
Full Name: Tyler Herro
Nickname: Boy Wonder
Place of Birth: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Education: Kentucky
Parents: Jen and Chris Herro
Spouse: Katya Elise Henry

Tyler Herro Biography Details, Age, Net Worth, and Basketball Career

Tyler Herro is an American basketball player who currently plays shooting guard for the Miami Heat. He was born on January 20, 2000, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and grew up in the suburbs around Milwaukee. After a standout high school career, Herro played one season of college basketball at Kentucky under head coach John Calipari. He helped the Wildcats to a 30-7 record and a trip to the Elite Eight in the NCAA Tournament.

After one year of college, the Miami Heat selected Herro 13th overall in the 2019 NBA Draft. He was considered by many to be the best shooter available in the draft. Herro made his NBA debut in Miami’s season opener, amassing 14 points and eight rebounds in 34 minutes after getting the start. 

After an impressive debut, Herro continued to establish himself as one of the best rookies in the NBA until suffering an injury that kept him out for most of February and early March. Herro only played in one game after the injury before the NBA season was suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic. At that time, Herro was averaging 12.9 points and four rebounds per game over 47 games played.

Tyler Herro Basketball Career

High School Career (Whitnall High School)

Tyler Herro grew up outside Milwaukee and attended Whitnall High School in Greenfield, Wisconsin. As a senior, he was named First-Team All-State after averaging 32.9 points, 7.4 rebounds, 3.6 assists, and 3.3 steals per game. During his senior season, he shot 43.5% from the three-point line. Herro ended his high school career with over 2,000 career points. He was invited to the Nike Hoop Summit and the Jordan Brand Classic.

College Career (Kentucky Wildcats)

Herro initially committed to play college basketball for the Wisconsin Badgers. However, he later backed out of his verbal commitment, much to the dismay of fans in his home state, and decided to play at Kentucky under head coach John Calipari. As a freshman, he was the only player to start every game for Kentucky. Herro averaged 14 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game, including a career-high 29 points in a win over Arkansas. He helped Kentucky reach the Elite Eight and was named SEC Rookie of the Year.

NBA Career

Herro left Kentucky and declared for the NBA Draft after one season of college basketball. He was selected 13th overall by the Miami Heat in the 2019 NBA Draft. He was in the starting lineup for Miami’s season opener, scoring 14 points and eight rebounds. Herro was making a strong case for Rookie of the Year honors when he suffered a sprained ankle on February 3 that kept him sidelined for more than a month.

Herro was healthy enough to return from the injury on March 11. However, he scored just two points in seven minutes of action. It was also the last game he played before the NBA season was suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic. At the time the season was suspended, Herro had played in 47 games for the Heat, including six starts. He was averaging 12.9 points and four rebounds per game.

Tyler Herro Net Worth, Salary, Endorsements & Career Earnings

As a rookie during the 2019-20 season, Tyler Herro is yet to accumulate a lot of money from his NBA salary. However, he’s set to make $17.1 million over the first four years of his rookie contract, which also has a $7.9 million qualifying offer for the 2023-24 season. Herro has also signed a multi-year endorsement deal with Nike.

Tyler Herro signed a four-year, $17.1 million deal with the Miami Heat in 2019.

Tyler Herro Personal Life

Tyler Herro was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to parents Jen and Chris Herro. He has two brothers, Austin and Myles. Herro credits part of his success in basketball to his father for pushing him and forcing him to develop a strong work ethic.

While he’s tried to keep his personal life private, Herro is reportedly in a relationship with Instagram model Katya Elise Henry.

Tyler Herro Fun Facts

  • Tyler Herro’s nickname “Boy Wonder” was given to him by his college teammates at Kentucky.
  • Tyler Herro is a fan of the Baltimore Ravens.
  • Tyler Herro says that when his playing days are over, he’d like to coach basketball. 
  • In high school, Tyler Herro was named “Most Unforgettable.”
  • Tyler Herro says his favorite player is another former Kentucky guard, Devin Booker.
  • While in college, Tyler Herro once yelled “I’m a bucket!” before scoring.
  • Growing up, Tyler Herro was a huge fan of Dwayne Wade and was later drafted by Wade’s old team.
Career stats
54 30.3 43.9 36.0 80.3 4.9 3.4 0.3 0.6 15.1
55 27.4 42.8 38.9 87.0 4.1 2.2 0.2 0.6 13.5
Recent Games
Sun 5/16
Sat 5/15
Thu 5/13
Tue 5/11
Sun 5/9
Fri 5/7
Fri 4/23
Wed 4/21
Sun 4/18
Fri 4/16
Sun 5/16
W 120-107
35 16 0 6 6 11 0 0 1
Sat 5/15
L 108-122
17 3 0 6 6 2 0 0 3
Thu 5/13
W 94-106
29 18 2 4 6 2 0 0 2
Tue 5/11
W 129-121
34 24 0 11 11 3 1 0 3
Sun 5/9
W 130-124
17 12 0 3 3 0 0 0 1
Fri 5/7
W 112-121
29 27 0 3 3 4 0 0 0
Fri 4/23
L 103-118
16 12 0 2 2 0 0 0 1
Wed 4/21
W 107-87
25 22 1 5 6 4 0 0 0
Sun 4/18
W 107-109
24 9 0 4 4 6 1 0 0
Fri 4/16
L 111-119
22 4 0 3 3 4 1 1 2