Video: Kentucky Fans Breaks Down in Tears After Tyler Herro Gifts Him Sweatband

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Miami Heat rookie Tyler Herro has only played in handful of NBA games, but the 19-year-old has already developed a strong fan base.

Following the Heat’s road victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday, Herro gifted a University of Kentucky fan with one of his wristbands.

The elated fan couldn’t contain his excitement.

Herro was the No. 13 pick in the 2019 NBA draft.

Despite putting up solid numbers of 14.0 points and 4.5 rebounds per game during his time at Kentucky, many Heat fans were not altogether pleased with the pick.

However, the 6-foot-5 rising star quickly changed expectations when he shined during Miami’s Summer League games. That success has continued into the regular season.

In five games this year, Herro is averaging 16.4 points, 5.8 rebounds and 2.0 assists per contest. In fact, the first-year pro already broke a monumental Heat rookie record earlier this week.

While the sample size is small, the Heat appear to have one of the best young bases in the league with Herro, Kendrick Nunn and Bam Adebayo.

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Born and raised in South Florida, Justin has always been a passionate Miami Heat fan. An avid supporter from the time Miami got its first championship in 2006 to having a league-worst 15-67 record in 2008 to the whole LeBron James era until now, Justin has seen and stuck through it all. His all-around analysis and heart for the game has made him a premier NBA writer. He writes for a variety of sites but his commitment to the Heat is always top priority.