Mustapha Heron to declare for NBA draft

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Mustapha Heron is declaring for the NBA draft with the intention of hiring an agent, he announced on Wednesday.

Heron averaged 16.4 points and 5.3 boards for the Tigers, as they won a share of the SEC regular season title and advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament. He is considered a second round prospect, but he had a shot at being an all-american had he returned to school.

Losing Heron is a major blow for the Tigers, who were a top ten team in the NBC Sports Preseason top 25.