Mustapha Heron Scouting Report

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With the NCAA Tournament starting this week and Auburn being a 3 seed, I’d like to share my absolute favorite sleeper that has gotten almost zero draft coverage: Mustapha Heron. Heron is a 6’5 wing with good strength and long arms. He is the best prospect that Auburn has, and was a top 30 recruit coming out of high school.

Tools:  Scoring, defense


  • Very vocal- always pointing to teammates where to be and where to go. Team first guy
  • Good rebounder for his position
  • Natural scorer that doesn’t need to force it to get points
  • Spot up shooting potential?
  • Solid athlete
  • High motor
  • Quick first step; quick
  • Good defensive IQ


  • Shot still a work in progress- good follow through, but poor base; missing open 3s he should be making
  • Needs to improve consistency in mechanics
  • Must improve scoring off the dribble
  • Poor shot selection at times

Overall: Left hander that can play both 2 and 3. His defensive decision making and defensive tools to become a two way player.

NBA Comparison:

Projected draft range: 2nd round

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