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2016-17 (Freshman): Named Freshman All-SEC, the first Tiger since DeWayne Reed in 2008-09 to receive the honor ... the first five-star signee in Auburn history ... averaged 15.2 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 28.2 minutes per game ... shot 44.2 percent from the field, 42.3 percent from 3-point range and 77.0 percent from the foul line ... in the SEC, ranked ninth in scoring, 14th in rebounding and ninth with 4.5 defensive rebounds per game ... broke the Auburn freshman record by starting 32 games ... set the Auburn freshman record for scoring in double figures to start a season in his first 25 games, breaking All-American Wesley Person’s record of 15 in 1990-91 ... scored in double figures in 31-of-32 games (9 points vs. #13 Florida on Feb. 14) ... Auburn’s freshmen of Heron (32), Jared Harper (30), Danjel Purifoy (25), Austin Wiley (22) and Anfernee McLemore (1) made 110 starts on the season, eclipsing the previous record by the 2005-06 team with 93 starts ... three double-doubles on the season ... career-high 24 points (8-8 fgs), 10 rebounds and two steals in 23 minutes vs. Eastern Kentucky ... 15 points, 12 rebounds and 4 steals vs. Oklahoma ... 15 points and a career-high 14 rebounds vs. Missouri in the SEC Tournament ... 23 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists in 26 minutes vs. USC Upstate ... 21 points vs. Mercer ... 19 points (4-of-7 3s) vs. Georgia ... 17 points, including 15 in the first half) on 7-of-11 fgs and 6 rebounds at TCU ... 16 points and 6 rebounds vs. Arkansas ... 17 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 blocks and 2 steals vs. Coastal Carolina ... 16 points (2-of-3 3s) and 6 rebounds at Ole Miss ... 17 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists vs. Mississippi State ... 15 points and 8 rebounds at UConn ... 16 points and 9 rebounds at Missouri ... 15 points, including 14 points on 3-of-3 3s) in the final 9 minutes to turn a 53-52 lead to 84-64 vs. Alabama ... named to the Cancun Challenge all-tournament team (15.0 ppg, 5.5 rpg) with 15 points and 8 rebounds vs. #17 Purdue and 15 points (3-of-6 3s) vs. Texas Tech ... the Paul Lambert/Tommy Joe Eagles Memorial Trophy recipient, the team’s highest award, at the team’s annual postseason banquet ... member of the SEC Community Service Team … very hard worker … very productive player … physically mature … complete game offensively … will make plays offensively and defensively … unstoppable getting to the rim … works extremely hard at his game … left-handed.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Consensus five-star prospect … ranked 17th overall by Scout, 19th by Rivals.com, 23rd by 247Sports and 26th by ESPN.com … rated as the No. 3 small forward in the nation by Scout … three-time All-State selection … averaged 30 points and 8 rebounds as a senior at Sacred Heart in 2015-16 … scored 79 points in his final two high school games, leading Sacred Heart to its third consecutive Connecticut state championship and a 54-game winning streak under coach Jon Carroll … one of only two players to earn back-to-back Player of the Year honors along with Kris Dunn, the fifth overall pick of the 2016 NBA Draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves … scored 32 points and was named MVP of the historic Kentucky Derby Festival Basketball Classic in Freedom Hall in Louisville, Ky. in the All-Star game in April as his team won 144-132, playing alongside fellow Auburn signee Jared Harper … he had 18 points at halftime and scored 11 in the third quarter of the game … scored 31 points two weeks later at the Ballislife All-American Game, an All-Star showcase in California … played with the New York RENS in AAU playing all three guard positions … in the summer 2015, averaged 20 points and nine rebounds as the RENS went 55-5, winning five of the six tournaments it played throughout the country … played in Treviso, Italy, for the U18 U.S. Select Team against a U20 team from France, a U19 team from Greece and a EuroCamp All-Star team that included six players who declared for the 2015 NBA Draft and went 3-0 … the only junior to win the New Haven Register All-State Player of the Year in 2014-15 … averaged 22 points and 5.3 rebounds as a junior at Sacred Heart in 2014-15, leading the school to a second-straight Connecticut Class S state championship title and an undefeated 28-0 record … prior to his arrival as a sophomore, Sacred Heart went three straight seasons without making the playoffs … four players from the New York RENS signed college scholarships along with Heron, Rawle Alkins (Arizona), Devonte Green (Indiana), Tyrone Cohen (Holy Cross), Kai Mitchell (Iona) and Tyrique Jones (Xavier) … Heron and the RENS made national headlines for their stance against gun violence … all players wore an orange emblem – the color of safety – on their uniforms … Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul said his AAU program would be doing the same and former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg tweeted his support of the initiative … wants to study communications and go into broadcasting to be an analyst on TV … full name is Mustapha Heron … son of Bryan and Thalia Heron … two brothers, Tyrn Flowers, who is a 6-foot-7 freshman forward at UMass, and Charles Raheem Solomon … father, Bryan, averaged 14.4 points and 6.6 rebounds at Central Connecticut State from 1985-89 and played professional basketball in Europe … studying in College of Liberal Arts … signed national letter of intent on Nov. 12, 2015.