Waterbury’s Mustapha Heron completed his sophomore year playing basketball at Auburn University and declared for the NBA draft in April. Heron, who led the Sacred Heart High School boys basketball team to three Connecticut State Championships, worked out last week for the Cleveland Cavaliers, and has had contact with the Brooklyn Nets, Utah Jazz and Denver Nuggets. Heron told the New York Times last week that he is 50-50 on returning back to Auburn to continue developing his game. He has not hired an agent and he has until May 30th to opt out of the draft process and continue his education at Auburn.

While back in Waterbury Heron, 20 years old, visited St. Peter and Paul School this morning in the East End of Waterbury to visit with students and talk about the importance of keeping guns off the streets. Heron fielded questions from the students for 30 minutes, handed out t-shirts and posed for pictures. Channel 8 News was on the scene and will air a segment tonight.

Welcome home Mustapha Heron and thanks for giving back to the kids. Moves off the basketball court are equally (actually more) important as any moves on the court. Well played young man. Keep chasing your dream and stay a positive role model.