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Kentucky fans are going to love the confidence of UK signee Tyler Herro and he doesn’t care to let people know about it.
Herro, a 6-foot-5 guard from Whitnall High School, had a confidence and swagger about him all season, especially after being snubbed from a selection to the McDonalds All-American game. Herro used criticism as motivation after the animosity from Wisconsin fans reached an all-time high when he de-committed from the Badgers in October.
Herro has been quick to silence the haters but this story is funny. Mark Miller of WisSports.net is releasing his top 15 players of the WSN Era which began in 2003. Miller selected Herro as the ninth best player of that era which appears to have amused the UK signee.
— Tyler Herro (@raf_tyler) April 5, 2018
Herro quote tweeted the tweet by posting the laughing/crying emoji. I doubt Herro clicked the link and the way it is worded makes it sound like Herro is the No. 9 player in Wisconsin at the moment. Still, you have to love the confidence that Herro has in his game and he honestly might feel like he should be higher on that list.
Kentucky fans are going to love this kid because he never thinks any moment is bigger than him and he knows how to use criticism as motivation, something that will help him with the grind of playing in Lexington. The hateful and rude comments he receives on a daily basis reaches another level. If you don’t believe me, look at the replies to Herro below.
He doesn’t even deserve 9, dude couldn’t make it to state without getting carried by Kevion. Seen him play in 3 big games and he didn’t perform in any of them. Can’t play in the big moments, he is nowhere close to ready for Kentucky. His ego will make him transfer real soon.
— Howie Johnson (@HowieJohnson1) April 5, 2018
The Kentucky #WILDCheATS? Why?? So you can ride the pine? Terrible choice. Mark my words young man, you will transfer out one way (no playing time as promised) or another (program under probation, ala late 80s) #OnWisconsin
— Jay Mueller (@jmuelle99) February 28, 2018
Does doubting your judgement count? A guy terrified at the depth of guard at Wisconsin, going to UK is bewildering. It literally blows my mind, kid. Be ready to ride the pine next year… Pritzl, nooo. (Tyler cowers) A few 5* kids? No problem! #HerroLogic #DrunkHistory
— Matthew Van Grinsven (@GrinsvenMatthew) February 4, 2018
Okay future benchwarmer calm down, I’m doubting your basketball ability… maybe we can see some fire celebrations from the bench tho
— Dominic Sirianni (@Domsirianni25) November 22, 2017