Miami is not the only city warming up to Heat's rookie Tyler Herro. The former Kentucky Wildcat has been raising eyebrows around the entire league. Tuesday night, Herro broke a franchise record. The 19-year-old scored the most amount of points by any rookie off the bench (29) for the Heat as they got a big home win against the Atlanta Hawks.
For reference, the previous holder of the record was a kid by the name of Dwyane Wade. We are not comparing the two. But it is becoming harder and harder to deny that Tyler Herro seems to be the real deal and Heat fans have taken note.
Footage released by the team today only adds to the strong impression that the rookie seems to be making no Heat fans.
You know how the saying goes: "First one in, last one out." Herro seems to be living by those words as he was seen working on his close-range game long after the rest of the players wrapped up practice ahead of their Thursday night rematch against the Atlanta Hawks.
It seems Herro is not satisfied with a record-breaking performance and wants to keep pushing for more. Guess what? That's exactly the kind of attitude that Florida basketball fans love.
Here is what some social media users had to say about the video in question ahead of the Heat's Halloween night game.
Tyler Herro, aka the walking bucket (as Heat fans have started lovingly call him) is widely regarded for being a sharpshooter. Perhaps the strongest aspect of his game is his three-pointer and the ease in which he can score them.
With Atlanta's Trae Young out injured due to an ankle sprain suffered on Tuesday night against the Heat in Miami, Herro is very much likely to in fact be the best shooter on the court tonight.
This Twitter user has particularly high expectations for Herro's imminent Halloween performance. We have mentioned Herro's close relationship to Jimmy Butler and ironically, Herro has come off the bench due to Butler's return to the Heat roster after taking a brief stint away from the courts while welcoming his newborn daughter to the world.
Should Herro live up to this fan's standards, the team will surely have a Rookie of the Year contender in Tyler.
Tip-off for the Heat versus the Hawks is at 7p.m. ET.