As Chris Mullin and his coaching staff continue try to lure Georgios Papagiannis and Maverick Rowan for the 2015 class, the program will keep an eye on 2016 as they will host talented guard, Mustapha Heron, on Thursday.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Can confirm <a href="https://twitter.com/JonRothstein">@JonRothstein</a>, Mustapha Heron visiting <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/sjubb?src=hash">#sjubb</a> Thursday. Top 15 2016 prospect.</p>— Zach Braziller (@NYPost_Brazille) <a href="https://twitter.com/NYPost_Brazille/status/616318686551523328">July 1, 2015</a></blockquote>
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Heron, a 6'5" shooting guard from West Haven, CT, visited Alabama over the weekend, took a trip to Marquette on Monday and Tuesday and holds offers from five schools in total, including Pittsburgh and Cincinnati. The guard is ranked 26th on ESPN's Top 100 list for the 2016 recruiting class.
The New York Rens star (teammate of Rawle Alkins) and 5-star recruit is a strong lefty with the ability to put the ball in the hoop as well as lock up any guard on the other end of the court. Heron has tremendous, impressive stamina, which would be a major asset to Mullin's up tempo, disciplined system.
Johnnies assistant coach Barry 'Slice' Rohrssen has strong connections to Heron and his family from his days with the Pittsburgh Panthers, which gives the program a leg-up and a huge opportunity to land their first top 50 recruit with the new staff in place.
Mullin has made it known that Heron and Alkins are major priorities in 2016. The problem is the Johnnies will have to compete with virtually every top program in the country, especially for Alkins.