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Tyler Herro (Photo credit: Associated Press Archives)








180 lb



Greenfield (WI) Whitnall HS

WI Playground Warriors / Playground Elite

Rankings Rankings

Rivals4-star recruit4-star recruit4-star recruit4-star recruit (#7 SG / #38 overall) Green_arrowup_medium
Scout4-star recruit4-star recruit4-star recruit4-star recruit (#5 SG / #38 overall)
ESPN5-star recruit5-star recruit5-star recruit5-star recruit 89 (#4 SG / #27 overall) Red_arrowdown_medium
24/7: 4-star recruit4-star recruit4-star recruit4-star recruit 96 (#6 SG / #40 overall)
Wishoops: #2 player in 2018

Last Updated: Oct. 17, 2017
Previous Rankings: 4-star (#20 SG/#67 overall > #19/#66 > #24/#80 > NR SG) > 3-star (SG) by Rivals; 4-star (#6 SG/#37 overall > #5/#44 > #4/#42 > #4/#29 overall) > 3-star (#15 SG) by Scout; 5-star/90 (#5 SG/#25 overall > #4/#23) > 4-star/89 (#3/#25) > 88 (#6/#46 > NR SG) by ESPN; 4-star/96 (#7 Sg/#40 overall) > 93 (#20/#88) > 92 (#16/#92) > 93 (#10/#62 > #10/#59 > #10/#58) by 24/7; 4-star/0.9834 (#5 SG/#41 overall) > 3-star/0.9052 > 0.8333 (#21 SG/#87 overall > #18/#81) in 247Composite; #3 player by Wishoops
Rankings at time of commitment: 4-star (0.9756) by 24/7 Composite (#15 SG/#55 overall/#2 in WI); 4-star by Rivals, Scout & ESPN
Rankings at time of decommitment: 4-start (0.9865) by 24/7 Composite (#4 SG/#36 overall/#2 in WI); 4-star by Rivals, Scout & ESPN

Honors Honors

2018 All-State - Div. 2 (WBCA)* unanimous selection
2017 Third Team All-State (AP)
2017 All-State - Div. 2 (WBCA)*
2016 All-State - Div. 2 (WBCA)
2016 First Team All-Area (Journal Sentinel)
2015 First Team All-Woodland Conference - East
2015 High Honorable Mention All-Suburban

Statistics Statistics

2016-17: | Junior (Whitnall)
2016: 27.5 ppg, 11.5 rpg, 3.5 apg | Adidas Uprising GauntletChampionship
2015-16: 24 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 3.9 apg | Sophomore (Whitnall)
2014-15: 17 ppg | Freshman (Whitnall)

Decommitment Decommitted on October 17, 2017

Whitnall senior guard Tyler Herro, who committed to UW in '16, reopens recruitment (Journal Sentinel)
Highly regarded recruit Tyler Herro decommits (Wisconsin State Journal)
Top 40 Tyler Herro backs off of Wisconsin (Rivals)

Originally committed to Wisconsin on September 12, 2016
Four-star shooting guard Tyler Herro gives his verbal commitment to Wisconsin (Scout)
Whitnall guard Tyler Herro commits for 2018 (Wisconsin State Journal)
2018 SG Tyler Herro commits to Badgers (B5Q)
Whitnall's Tyler Herro commits to UW (Journal Sentinel)

The first scholarship offer Greg Gard extended as Wisconsin interim head coach went to Tyler Herro, one of the cornerstone's of a strong in-state class of 2018. Wisconsin's offer came after prior offers from Creighton, DePaul, Milwaukee and Green Bay. He has attended Marquette Madness in the past, and fielded early interest from the Golden Eagles as well as Minnesota, Purdue, Stanford and West Virginia. Herro's recruitment began to heat up in the spring after Whitnall's state tournament appearance, garnering offers from Boston College, Nebraska, Minnesota, Purdue, Xavier, Auburn, Florida and Indiana in quick succession. The Pac-12 started coming after Herro after a brief, but impressive showing at the Adidas Uprising tournament in July, including a long-awaited offer from supposed "dream school" Arizona.

After another visit to Marquette, Herro attended Wisconsin football games on back-to-back weekends in the fall, including the Badgers' win over LSU at Lambeau Field. Despite starting to hear from North Carolina as well, Herro made it official by selecting Wisconsin on a Tuesday, explaining that he has his sights set on winning lots of rings with the impressive Badger recruits in the class of 2017 ahead of him.

Herro recently took part in the USA Basketball Junior National Team mini-camp in Colorado and impressed just about everyone scouting the event. Soon after, he shocked Wisconsin fans by announcing that he was reopening his recruitiment. With a blue blood in mind, he courted offers form the likes of Oregon, Butler, UNLV, Kansas, and once he got one from Kentucky on his official visit, he jumped on it.

Press Clippings Recent Press

Related articles on Bucky's 5th Quarter >>

11/15: Breaking down new Kentucky pledge Tyler Herro (Scout)
11/15: Kentucky lands ex-UX recruit Tyler Herro (Wisconsin State Journal)
11/14: Four-star guard Tyler Herro announces he will sign with Kentucky Wildcats (Courier-Journal)
10/30: Top-50 guard Tyler Herro sees five stand out (Rivals)
10/10: Camp Chatter: What players were saying at USA Basketball (Rivals)
7/25: NY2LA Summer Jam: Player Spotlight (Cream City Central)
7/24: Evans' Takeaways: What we learned at the NY2LA Summer Jam (Rivals)
7/22: Risk Versus Reward (
7/21: Tyler Herro believes Badgers can makea run at a national championship (Journal Sentinel)
1/27: Taylor, Herro help Whitnall knock off powerful Pewaukee (

8/9: Whitnall basketball standout Tyler Herro sharpens game (South NOW)
7/14: 2018 G Herro Scores 20, Discusses MU at NY2LA Summer Jam (MarquetteWire)
6/1: Two schools are likely to get visits from Tyler Herro while one recruits him the hardest (Scout)
4/8: Plenty of Flash, Plenty of Substance (SLAM)
4/4: Herro, Taylor led Whitnall boys basketball team's march to state (
3/19: Waunakee beats Whitnall 62-59 in Division 2 semifinal (Wisconsin State Journal)

12/29: Will to win helps Whitnall boys basketball team prevail over Westosha Central (Greenfield NOW)
12/24: Head coach Greg Gard extends his first scholarship offer to Whitnall 2018 guard Tyler Herro (
11.24: Returning starters look to help Whitnall boys basketball team make strides (Greenfield NOW)
2/2: Tyler Herro's shot boosts Whitnall boys basketball team (Greenfield NOW)

Multimedia Audio / Video

News Feature: Milwaukee basketball player Tyler Herro chooses Kentucky over Wisconsin - TMJ4 (3.5.18)
Highlights: Tyler Herro Highlights at USA Basketball (10.16.17)
Highlights: Tyler Herro Session 3 Nike EYBL Highlights (5.15.17)
Series: Tyler Herro: Episode 1 "The Warm Up" - Boy Wonder (5.3.17)
Highlights: Wisconsin Commit Tyler Herro Scores 19 vs. Greendale (12.6.16)
Highlights: Tyler Herro Explodes for 45 Points in Season Opener!Badger Blitz (11.23.16)
Highlights: Tyler Herro Shows FlawlessPerimeter Game at NBPA Top 100 (7.27.16)
Interview: adidas: Marquette, Wisconsin prioritized Tyler Herro (4.23.16)
Highlights: Tyler Herro Explodes For 45 Points (2.20.16)
Highlights: Tyler Herro - Badger247 (12.8.15)
Interview: Tyler Herro (11.28.15)
Highlights: Tyler Herro - BadgerBlitz (11.28.15)
Highlights: 6'3 Tyler Herro Is Highly Skilled...Class of 2018 Combo Guard Summer Mixtape (7.26.15)

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