Pittsburgh lands commit from 2016 Mustapha Heron

As shown above, Mustapha Heron has committed to the University of Pittsburgh, and will attend the school in the year of 2016.

Pittsburgh men's basketball coach Jamie Dixon received a verbal commitment Thursday from Mustapha Heron, a 6’4, 197 lb sophomore swingman out of West Haven, Connecticut. recently transferred from Wilbraham and Monson Academy in Wilbraham, Mass., to Waterbury (Conn.) Sacred Heart. He was recruited by assistant coach Barry Rohrssen, who played overseas with Heron's father, Bryan. Heron is ranked No. 13 nationally by and 14th by ESPN and regarded as one of the top players in the Class of 2016. He attended the Pitt-Albany game Tuesday at Peterson Events Center. “Barry and I played overseas together a very long time ago, before Mustapha was born,” Bryan Heron told “That’s how far the relationship goes back. Once he went back to Pitt, it made it very easy because of our history.” The elder Heron said they were also attracted to Pittsburgh because of Dixon’s track record. Heron and his father took an unofficial visit to Pittsburgh last weekend. Pittsburgh now has two commitments in their 2016 class. To go with Heron, the Panthers also hold a pledge from shooting guard Maverick Rowan. He committed to Pittsburgh in early June.


A strongly built 6'4 wing, Heron is a talented scorer. He has a developed mid-range game and is capable of hitting jumpers off the bounce. He's also a strong finisher at the rim and is a capable shot maker from inside the arc. “I think they want to use his multiple skill sets, from bringing the ball, up to playing off the ball and to playing in the post,” he said.” He wants to use him all over the floor.” Heron ranks as the No. 5 small forward and the No. 20 overall player in the 2016 class. Jamie Dixon and his staff must be thrilled to land this highly touted recruit to their prestigious program.

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Kevin Gorman, ESPN, Rivals