After leading the St. John’s men’s basketball team to a pair of 30-point wins to open the season, Mustapha Heron has been named to the first BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll of the year, it was announced on Monday morning by the league office.
Heron averaged 27.5 points in the Johnnies’ wins over Mercer and Central Connecticut State, the highest scoring total through two games by a St. John’s player since Malik Sealy averaged 32.5 in 1990-91. Heron proved incredibly efficient in those two outings, going 7-for-13 from the field against the Bears before converting on 10 of his 15 tries against the Blue Devils.
Heron’s efficiency from three-point range was nothing short of incredible. He sank four of his six attempts from deep on Wednesday against Mercer before sinking a career-high six triples on just seven chances against the Blue Devils on Saturday. Through games played on Sunday, Heron’s three-point percentage leads the nation among players with at least 10 makes.
The Waterbury, Conn., native also converted on 11 of his 13 chances from the charity stripe.
Markus Howard of Marquette, the reigning BIG EAST Player of the Year, took home Player of the Week honors after scoring 38 in the Golden Eagles’ lone game of the week against Loyola Maryland.
Heron and the Red Storm return to action at Carnesecca Arena this week for a pair of games, hosting New Hampshire tomorrow night at 7 p.m. before welcoming Vermont on Saturday at 4 p.m. Both games will be broadcast live nationally on FS2.
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