The expectations for Tyler Herro are through the roof.
But if the 6-5, 193-pound shooting guard keeps playing like this, he is sure to meet or exceed those expectations.
Herro, a four-star recruit from Wisconsin who chose Kentucky over a host of other teams, put on a show in his first exhibition contest with the team.
The Wildcats squared off against the Bahamas Select Team in Nassau, Bahamas on Wednesday, and the young player lit up the opposition.
Herro scored 16 points while coach John Calipari's team won 85-61.
This pic is of Tyler Herro dunking, but he just nailed a 3 too. — Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) August 8, 2018
He's got nine points. pic.twitter.com/OgQ2OVasbc
On Thursday, however, Kentucky faced a tougher test: San Lorenzo de Almagro, a team full of foreign pros and a nine-point favorite over the Wildcats.
And Herro was even better than before.
He shot 7-of-10, including going 4-for-5 on 3-pointers, scoring 22 points.
Keldon Johnson's interviews Tyler Herro after Herro shot the lights out in the Bahamas pic.twitter.com/eJQEn0AcnD— Curtis Burch (@curtisburch) August 10, 2018
The team, meanwhile, led by Herro as their leading scorer, won 91-68. Their lead at halftime was a stunning 45-27.
Kentucky is now 2-0 in their Bahamas exhibition games and so far Herro has been the clear star of the team. If he keeps this up, the excitement surrounding his potential is only going to grow.