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Mustapha Heron
Mustapha  Heron

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Waterbury, Conn.

High School:
Sacred Heart

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 215

Position:
G

Experience:
HS

03/07/2017

Auburn’s Mustapha Heron named to SEC All-Freshman Team

Auburn’s Mustapha Heron named to SEC All-Freshman Team

03/02/2017

Mustapha Heron named to SEC Community Service Team

Mustapha Heron named to SEC Community Service Team

01/07/2017

Mustapha Heron sets Auburn record in tough loss

Mustapha Heron sets Auburn freshman record in loss

10/22/2016

Auburn basketball scrimmage recap

Auburn basketball scrimmage recap

10/12/2016

Auburn hoops continues uptempo play in 2nd intrasquad scrimmage

Auburn hoops continues uptempo play in 2nd intrasquad scrimmage

02/25/2017

02-25-17 Arkansas vs Auburn Men's Basketball

02-25-17 Arkansas vs Auburn Men's Basketball Anthony Hall

02/04/2017

Auburn vs. Alabama

Feb. 4, 2017

12/23/2016

Auburn vs. UConn

Dec. 23, 2016

11/11/2016

11-11-16 Auburn Men's Basketball vs North Florida

11-11-16 Auburn Men's Basketball vs North Florida Kenny Moss/Auburn Athletics

2016-17 (Freshman): The first five-star signee in Auburn history … 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.

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