Herro is 6’5, but his negative wingspan and slight frame decrease his defensive potential. He lists at 195 pounds and it is far too easy for the offense to create a mismatch. The 23-year-old does not have the foot speed or quickness to defend on the ball, but he gets bullied by larger players.
Teams put Herro in the pick-and-roll and let Miami’s defense dictate their attack. If Herro switches, they let the guard cook. Try to have Herro back off and roast him with a larger player heading toward the basket or flying out for a 3-pointer.
He must get stronger to improve his defense. If Herro can hold his own against third and fourth offensive options, that is a massive boost. The 6’5 guard cannot let them back him under the basket for an easy score. Herro’s teams are limited, and this would certainly help their cause.
Adding some muscle would help on the offensive end too. Tyler Herro struggles to get to the rim, but putting on some strength would make things easier. He could use it to get inside and get a few more easy buckets. Herro won’t be massive, but every little bit helps on the margins.