Mustapha Heron to Pitt

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  1. tcf15

    tcf15 #HuskyUp

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  2. upstater

    upstater Popular Poster

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    Say wha? WOW. That's just absolutely crazy.

    Thinking of Charles Smith and Harold Pressley now.

    BAD DECISION.
  3. 3uconn

    3uconn Popular Poster

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    Wow. His recruitment was quiet. Didn't see that one coming.

    It'll be interesting to see how it ends up.
  4. his dudeness

    his dudeness Popular Poster

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    Early commitments tend to lead to de-commitments. Just ask boatright
  5. ZenConn

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    Let's hope this doesn't apply to everyone.
  6. 3uconn

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    If your referring to Prince Ali, I don't think it's a real early decision. 2015ers are committing on a regular basis right now. 9 of the top 60 recruits in 2015 according to ESPN have already committed.
  7. his dudeness

    his dudeness Popular Poster

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    Mostly to players who commit while they're underclassmen in highschool. see the recruiting headaches in Indiana and Louisville this year. It would not surprise me if he opened his recruiting up later, most players like to be courted during the summer eval periods
  8. 3uconn

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    Exactly. A lot can change at schools on 3, 4, or 5 years. Leron Black, Quentin Snider, Trey Lyles, and James Blackmon Jr. are four big names that did this in 2014.
  9. upstater

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    Eh, I'm sure many coaches will start focusing elsewhere, and this kid may become the next great NBA guard/wing to come out of the Pitt program, just like that last great Pitt NBA guard/wing. You know, that kid.
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  10. caw

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    Pitt is a good program in a good conference and Dixon is a good college coach but I thought Heron was either Florida bound or UNC/UK/KU/etc. if not UConn. Seems like a rash decision for a high school sophomore to commit to his first unoficial visit.
  11. ZenConn

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    Ugh. He's still pump faking as we speak and we're still falling for it ....
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  12. OkaForPrez

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    Would have liked him for our all name team.
  13. upstater

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    I was joking. I have no idea who you are talking about. I can't think of a Pitt NBA guard. As a matter of fact, I believe they have never had one. I know Knight was a good Pitt player, but he never made it in the NBA.
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  14. caw

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    He's talking about Rudy Gays backup when Rudy was on the Grizzlies, forgot his name. Was on the same team as Blair.
  15. ZenConn

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    Sam Young torched us in 2009 ....
  16. CAHUSKY

    CAHUSKY UConn Class of 2013

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    At the age of 36. He seriously looked to be in his 30's in college.
    [​IMG]
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  17. scotty0330

    scotty0330 In Ollie we Trust

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    Especially surprised since this was not going to be his only major suitor. The kid is on all the lists as being a top 25 kid in his class....Dixon must have wowed him or he did this to reduce the amount of communciations from other coaches.....

    Don't think this story is finished with this news.....
  18. Pitt_Fan_755

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    Pitt fan here... Pitts assistant coach "Slice" has a relationship with his dad. They played together in Poland. You never know with kids who commit this early. They did answer that question in an article though.

    Heron said they watched film and Pitt live and that he feels he is a great fit in the offense. I believe Pitt sold him on him basically being a point forward like Patterson plays now for Pitt. They told him he could bring the ball up at times, play off the ball, and even post up.

    He said he committed early because he really liked the coaches, players, and how he fit in the offense. He also said he did not want to deal with the daily calls etc that go with his recruiting. His dad also said he wanted his son playing for someone he knew because then he knew he would be taken care of.
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  19. upstater

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    Knight torched us worse, many Pitt players torched us, but the fact stands, no Pitt guards did anything in the NBA. Knight didn't even score a point. Young was a 6-7 small forward who isn't even in the NBA anymore.
  20. bazzdog

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    Good for him. It's not always about basketball but more important to be comfortable where you are and with those you trust. Very similar to Daniel Hamilton.
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  21. Huskyforlife

    Huskyforlife That's another UCONN.....FOURTH DOWN!!!

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    He won't stay committed that long. He'll have coaches calling as his play picks up
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  22. Montaleno

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    Heron has been to 3 high schools in one year and a half. He is currently at Sacred Heart HS, in WTBY, CT. , after transfering in middle of school year, from a prep school in Mass. Next year, his junior year, he will transfer to Brewster Academy, in New Hampshire. I doubt very much he will stay committed to Pitt.
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  23. mauconnfan

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    I'll say it again his dad's whacked…..this one ain't over check his transcript for towns/cities lived in, HS's, Preps etc etc……funny stuff!!
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  24. Huskies4ever

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    Remember Carl Krauser? Tough sob. Pain in the azz. Seemed like he played 10 years at Pitt.
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  25. CTBasketball

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    Pitt had some great players. Krauser, Knight, Taft, Paige, Troutman, Blair, and Lane did their fair share of damage to uconn. Never really panned out professionally though.
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  26. Fishy

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    He will reopen his commitment by late summer.
  27. HuskiesAllDay

    HuskiesAllDay nostradamus all day

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    Man I hate every guy on that list. All were great college players but man Pitt has had some very hateable players. Except for maybe Julius page. He was ok. But Chevy troutman and Carl krouser were insufferable. Easiest to hate ever
  28. HobokenHusky

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    Assistant coach "slice".... ..... Seems legit. Is he the study hall coordinator too?
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  29. mauconnfan

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    What about Clyde Vaughn?
  30. FfldCntyFan

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    Barry Rohrssen is Slice.

    He was Pitt's pipeline to NYC for quite a few years, left to become HC at Manhattan ~ 7-8 years ago, didn't pan out there and evidently (did not know this until the Pitt fan's post) is back as a Pitt assistant.
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