Herro named to West Award preseason watch list

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WKYT) - UK freshman guard Tyler Herro has been selected among 20 players to the 2019 Jerry West Award preseason watch list.

The award, given annually to the nation’s top shooting guard, is presented by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Herro is one of five freshmen named to the watch list. He’s the only first-year player among five SEC nominations.

UK’s Malik Monk won the award in 2017 after averaging 19.8 points per game during his freshman season. He’s the only Wildcat ever to win the award.

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