When Mustapha Heron committed to Pittsburgh back in January, he was hoping to relieve some of the recruiting pressure that has surrounded him for a few years.
And it's worked.
“I'm able to focus on my game, working on my game to fit into Pitt's system,” Heron said at the NBPA Top 100 camp. “I don't have to worry about who's watching me, what type of letters are coming in, what type of calls are coming in. I can just play freely.”
With that said, the departure of assistant coach and ace recruiter Barry “Slice” Rohrssen to Kentucky has had the rumor mill whirling once again. In fact, all six predictions in the 247 Sports Crystal Ball have Heron going somewhere besides Pittsburgh.
In Virginia, Heron addressed the rumors.
“I don't pay much attention to it,” he said. “Right now I'm just working on building a relationship with coach [Jamie] Dixon, and that's going really well.”
Is it possible he could decommit at some point?
“That's just something I would have to talk to my family about,” Heron said. “But as of now, no.”
Heron, a strong 6-foot-4 point guard from Sacred Heart (Conn.), is currently ranked No. 20 in the 247 Sports Composite rankings for the class of 2016. His physicality and size look suitable for Pittsburgh's system.
“I think I fit in well,” Heron said. “They told me they're going to work toward getting my skillset to fit into the system. Whatever I can do, they're going to put me in a position to be successful.”