As expected, the St. John’s Red Storm will be receiving good news as it pertains to the status of Mustapha Heron.
Heron, who was looking to transfer to the Red Storm from the Auburn Tigers, will be cleared to compete in the 2018-19 season. This news is being reported by Adam Zagoria.
Breaking:— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) October 13, 2018
Mustapha Heron has been cleared to play at @StJohnsBBall this season after getting an NCAA waiver, source tells me
The school will announce it Tuesday.
Huge new for Chris Mullin’s crew as they get Heron and return @ShamorieP To a strong lineup. pic.twitter.com/9Z0EHrJdyI
As Zagoria writes, the program will officially announce the news of Heron’s clearance this coming Tuesday.
This is a big move for the Johnnies to say the least. Heron was one of the best players in the Southeastern Conference over the last two seasons. He averaged 15.8 points and 5.7 rebounds per game while shooting 44 percent from the field and 37.2 percent from the 3-point line. A season ago, the Waterbury, Connecticut native averaged 16.4 points and 5.3 rebounds while shooting 43.9 percent from the field and 80.3 percent from the free throw line.
St. John’s will be happy to add that line to an already impressive backcourt. It will feature Heron as well as prospective Big East Player of the Year, Shamorie Ponds as well as transfer Mikey Dixon, JUCO transfer L.J. Figueroa and Justin Simon. That will be about as good as it gets in the Big East this season, and certainly they now stand with a bushel of high-caliber talent.