MIAMI (AP) – Add Miami’s Tyler Herro to the list of rookies who look ready for the regular season.
Herro scored Miami’s first 14 points on Monday night, going 5 for 5 in that stretch, and finished with 23 points in a 120-87 Heat victory over the Atlanta Hawks.
Through three games in this preseason, Herro — the No. 13 pick in this year’s draft — is shooting 18 for 33 from the field for 49 points.
“The kid can play,” Heat assistant coach Malik Allen said in a televised halftime interview. “He has a confidence but he’s a student of the game, he’s smart, he’s an extremely quick learner and you’re seeing that.