Status: UK commitment
Shooting guard | 6-5 | 195
Hometown: Milwaukee, Wis.
Herro had been committed to the home-state Wisconsin Badgers for more than a year before backing off of that pledge in October, and Kentucky was one of the first schools to show interest in his new recruitment.
The Cats landed his commitment last than a month later, adding Herro to their 2018 recruiting class the day before the end of the early signing period.
Herro will be an intriguing addition to Kentucky’s perimeter corps next season. He was a 39-percent three-point shooter as a junior in high school and is known as a versatile offensive threat. He joined a UK class that already included five-star backcourt prospects Immanuel Quickley and Keldon Johnson, and a few of the Cats’ current guards are also expected to return next season. Herro should be able to play right away, regardless.
“He’s a kid that can really score the basketball,” Scout.com’s Evan Daniels told the Herald-Leader. “He’s creative. He shoots the ball well from distance, and he’s a capable shot-maker from mid-range. He’s athletic enough to get to the rim and finish. He’s a versatile scorer, and he’s a guy who can really create space off the dribble. He’s a very good player.
“I don’t want to call him just a shooter. This is a guy that can score the ball in a variety of ways.”
Herro averaged 14.8 points, 5.9 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game on the Nike circuit this past summer, shooting 36 percent from three-point range. (He was a 39-percent shooter from three-point range as a high school junior last season).
“From a scoring standpoint, I definitely think he can (contribute right away). This is a kid who can really make shots. … He’s a very good shooter, but he’s not just a shooter. He’s crafty with the ball. He’s creative. He can get to mid-range and make shots. He shoots the ball well on the move. He’s an instant contributor.”
-Recruiting analyst Evan Daniels