Freshman guard Tyler Herro has become the latest Kentucky prospect to announce that he’s entering his name in the 2019 NBA draft pool, posting a message on Twitter to confirm his intentions. While Herro is leaving his options open, he writes that he plans to go pro if he gets positive feedback during the pre-draft process.
Herro, who joins Wildcats teammates P.J. Washington and Keldon Johnson as potential first-round picks testing the draft waters, is currently the No. 17 prospect on ESPN’s big board. Scouts like the youngster’s “dynamic shooting stroke, feel for the game, and defensive energy,” ESPN’s Jonathan Givony writes in his scouting report.
In his first – and possibly only – season at Kentucky, Herro averaged 14.0 PPG on .462/.355/.935 shooting. Although he was limited to seven points in the Wildcats’ overtime loss to Auburn in the Elite Eight, he had a big game vs. Houston in the Sweet 16, scoring 19 of Kentucky’s 62 points.
Here are several more early entrants who have declared their intent to join the 2019 NBA draft pool:
- Wajid Aminu, F, North Florida (junior) (press release via school)
- Jaylen Fisher, G, TCU (junior) (Twitter link via Fisher)
- Jerrick Harding, G, Weber State (junior) (Twitter link via Harding)
- Tevin Mack, G, Alabama (junior) (Twitter link via Evan Daniels of 247Sports.com)
- Andrew Nembhard, G, Florida (freshman) (Twitter link via Nembhard)
- Kouat Noi, F, TCU (sophomore) (Twitter link via Noi)