Report: Miami Heat Official Told Tyler Herro He Can Be Better Than Devin Booker'
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Tyler Herro is one of the best rookies in the NBA this season and a key player for the Miami Heat.

According to a recent report, Herro was told by a Heat official that he could be better than one of the players he admires most: Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker.

That is lofty praise for a rookie, especially since he is being compared to an elite shooter and a rising star in the league.

During his rookie season, Booker averaged 13.8 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game. Four years later, he’s putting up 24.7 points, 3.9 rebounds and 6.4 assists per game this season.

Meanwhile, Herro is averaging 13.9 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 28.8 minutes of playing time per game in his first year in the NBA.

Interestingly, both players stand 6-foot-5 and were taken No. 13 overall in their respective drafts.

Herro has proven to be more successful in his rookie season than Booker was in his in the department of rebounding and three-point shooting. The Heat rookie’s 38.9 percent shooting from beyond the arc is much better than Booker’s 34.3 percent from his freshman season.

Though he has a long way to go before becoming the player that Booker is right now, Herro has all the tools necessary to approximate, or possibly surpass, the Suns star’s success so far.

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Omar is a freelance writer who has followed the NBA for more than 30 years. Prior to the Internet, he devoured every reading material he could find on the game from newspaper articles to books and magazines. He became a Heat fan the moment they acquired Tim Hardaway and his killer crossover, and lamented not seeing him and Alonzo Mourning win a championship. Seeing Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh play in Miami was a surreal moment for him and more so after they validated the Decision with back-to-back championships. He is ecstatic to cover Miami basketball for Heat Nation.