Tyler Herro has made his decision for next year. Like Keldon Johnson, Herro will be entering the NBA Draft but leave open the option to return to Kentucky.
“My freshman season at Kentucky was incredible,” Herro said. “As Coach Cal and the staff promised, it was the hardest thing I’ve ever done. This staff challenged me to be the best version of myself. I’m proud of what we accomplished as a team and how I elevated my game personally. After talking with my family, Coach Cal and the staff, I’ve decided to test the waters and see where I stand in the NBA Draft process.
“In order to make the most informed decision possible, but also leave my options open, I will be taking advantage of new rules allowing me to work with an agent. If the information I receive supports that I’m likely to be a high draft pick, I want to be upfront with everyone in Big Blue Nation that I will keep my name in the NBA Draft. If the evaluations tell me I need to elevate my game further, I would be thrilled to return to Kentucky and help this team compete for a championship.
“Whatever happens over the next couple months, I want to thank BBN for its support this season and throughout this process. I love this school, I love playing on the Kentucky stage and I am grateful that my family is now part of the Kentucky family.”
Kentucky Basketball tweeted saying, “(Tyler Herro) is going to “test the waters” & declare for the NBA Draft. He plans to sign with an agent, but under new NCAA rules, he will be eligible to return to school so long as he does so by May 29. Herro will make a final decision based on feedback from the NBA. Good luck, T!”
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