“I didn’t forget how to play”: Tyler Herro on his rocky sophomore season

Tyler Herro was phenomenal in his rookie season considering he played a huge part in Miami Heat’s success.

However, his sophomore season hasn’t gone exactly how NBA fans thought it would. He has struggled to consistently put up shots and has gotten a lot of hate after shooting 28.7% from three in April.

He seems to be turning it up, averaging 20.3 PPG, 5.8 RPG on 62% from the field during his last four games.

When asked about his ongoing stretch, Herro said, “It’s very rewarding. But I feel behind the scenes, I put the hours in no matter what.”

His hours on the practice court certainly seem to be paying off as Herro scored 24 points on 10-of-15 shooting and grabbed 11 rebounds in 35 minutes of play on Tuesday’s playoff.

This helped him clinch a win in Boston, continuing his most impactful stretch of the season.

Shots weren’t falling, recalls Herro

“I didn’t forget how to play basketball. [There have been] a lot of ups and downs, but I’m sticking with it. I’m going to continue to get better every day. The results don’t always show how hard someone is working every single day.” he said.

When asked about his recent struggles from behind the arc, Herro responded, “I wouldn’t say my confidence wavered.

“It was a change. I don’t know what it was. Shots weren’t falling. Just continuing to stick with it. What goes around comes around.”

However, Herro isn’t just an offensive threat. His rebounding skills are also heavily underrated especially considering Miami Heat have only one 7-foot player. Amongst shooting guards, Herro ranks eighth with 4.9 per game.

“I’ve been trying to get back to that myself,” he said. “I feel I’m a good rebounder for my size [6’5″] so I can get 5 to 10 rebounds a night.”

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