Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Tyler Herro picks up Kentucky offer, will take official visit
Tyler Herro, the 6-foot-5 shooting guard from Milwaukee (WI) Whitnall, picked up a scholarship offer from Kentucky on Tuesday and will take an official visit the weekend of Oct. 11, he told Scout.com.
He added that he may take visits to Oregon or Villanova, too.
Kentucky head coach John Calipari and associate head coach Kenny Payne watched him work out earlier this week.
“It feels good,” Herro told Scout. “Meeting with coach Cal and coach [Kenny] Payne was good. They keep it real. They told me Kentucky is a different beast and if I want to make it then Kentucky is the spot. I’m still looking at all my options but it feels good.”
Herro decommitted from Wisconsin on Oct. 17 and has since been hearing from Oregon, Kansas, Butler, Villanova and Arizona, per Scout.
He has no officials lined up at the moment.
Kentucky has just one Class of 2018 commitment at the moment in point guard Immanuel Quickley, but remains involved for several elite prospects, including R.J. Barrett, Keldon Johnson,Zion Williamson, Bol Bol, Quentin Grimes and Darius Garland.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.