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The Miami Heat Select Tyler Herro at Number Thirteen in the Draft

The Miami Heat have picked Tyler Herro from Kentucky as the thirteenth pick in the 2019 NBA Draft.

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The Miami Heat missed the playoffs by two games after going 39–43 this past season. With this late lottery pick in this year’s draft, team president Pat Riley and GM Andy Elisburg are hoping that Tyler Herro can help take them over the hump next season.

Herro played shooting guard at the University of Kentucky. He played with high levels of confidence and continued to improve as this past season went along. His free throw percentage was 93.5, which is an amazing number. He was named to the SEC All-Freshman Team and was Second Team All-SEC this past season.

With the retirement of longtime superstar player Dwyane Wade, the Heat need a new player to be the face of their franchise moving forward. Herro can be that player, and along with Dion Waiters, Goran Dragic, and Justice Winslow, the Heat have the opportunity to take the NBA by storm.

Whether he will be the face of the franchise or not, we don’t know yet. However, the Heat are hoping he will be their “Herro” for a long time.

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