Mustapha Heron is an intriguing prospect because his game is an even blend of his physical talents, athleticism and his skill set as a score-first guard. At 6’5 218lbs he can slash to the basket with elite quickness, 1.47 PPP, Synergy. At the same time, Heron is at his best coming off screens and pulling up for the jumper. In transition, he can really get out and run, while looking to finish, 1.08 PPP, Synergy. As a spot up shooter, he excels from the catch, 1.17 PPP. He's a solid rebounder from the guard position, looks to crash the boards with the bigs. At Auburn he was able to thrive as the primary scoring guard for Coach Bruce Pearl.
After transferring to St. John’s for this upcoming season, it will be interesting to see how he will adjust to playing next to explosive playmaker in Shamorie Ponds. Playing at St. John’s will afford him more opportunities to be a secondary offensive option when Ponds has the hot hand, and will also help become a more efficient scorer while exercising better shot selection. Heron is on the shorter side when it comes to the prototypical NBA wing size; but with his athletic upside, if he can manage to improve his defensive consistency and avoid lapses, he can be viewed as a more balanced two way player at the next level.
Per Min of Production: 0.49
Points Per Possession: 0.97
True Shooting Percentage: 56%
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