New York Knicks: 2019 NBA Mock Draft, Sweet 16 edition

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Kentucky Tyler Herro (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
Kentucky Tyler Herro (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images) /

player. 100. . SG. Kentucky. Tyler Herro. 23

Age: 19
Height, Weight: 6-foot-5, 195 pounds
Slash Line: .464/.360/.943
Season Averages: 14.1 PPG, 4.6 RPG, 2.4 APG, 1.1 SPG, 0.3 BPG, 1.7 3PM

Kentucky finds a one-and-done talent almost every season under head coach John Calipari, but he wins with all of them. It started with the Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist-led team in 2012 and continued throughout the decade, including other Sweet 16, Elite Eight and Final Four-caliber teams.

Tyler Herro, like Keldon Johnson, is one of their catalysts towards this. His run as a shooting guard with some size provides NBA upside. However, most of his value comes from the ability to shoot, with 46.4 percent from the field and 36.0 percent on three-pointers.

Herro might not have the athleticism to find open shots in the NBA, so while he can create opportunities, becoming a spot-up player could become his way to find long-term success.

A 6-foot-10 wingspan provides fine defensive potential, too, making him a potentially intriguing player to act as a role player — maybe in a starting role down the line.

After losing Victor Oladipo to a torn quad, it bit into Indiana’s backcourt depth. They signed Wesley Matthews to replace some of the scoring, but he’s 32-years-old and not a long-term fixture. For an insurance policy to Oladipo, whose status is in question moving forward, drafting someone who’s proficient shooting the ball is logical.

Herro is talented, but not worth of one of this draft’s top picks for the New York Knicks.