Class of 2016’s Mustapha Heron transfers to Sacred Heart High

Mustapha Heron shown above, is a very intriguing prospect for the future of the 2016 class.

Mustapha Heron, a 6’5, 197 lb. sophomore point guard who was enrolled at Wilbraham & Monson Academy in Massachusetts, transferred to Sacred Heart. Jon Carroll, the Sacred Heart athletic director and boys basketball coach, said the papers were signed Monday night. A Meriden resident, Carroll said, Heron is ranked by recruiting websites as high as a top 10 college prospect nationally for players in the class of 2016. Because Heron comes to the Hearts from a prep school he does not have sit out any games, and is eligible to play immediately. Carroll said that Heron will be in uniform when Sacred Heart opens the season Wednesday at Woodland. "The environment became very toxic so I decided to remove myself from the situation.  I wanted to go to a place where I am allowed to develop into a better basketball player.  I would like to thank the administration and the student body at WMA for all the love and support.  I am planning on enrolling onto Sacred Heart High School (CT) on Wednesday" states Mustapha.


Heron is known as “uniquely talented” and “highly versatile” at a young age. While he's physically mature, he's also got the type of sound fundamental base to his game that should allow him to remain an elite level talent even as his peers begin to close the gap physically.Heron is ranked as a top 15 prospect nationally by ESPN, as well as all other national ranking sites.  With the late addition of Mustapha the CIAC will have there hands full this season.

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