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Heron receives eligibility waiver to play at St. John's

Heron receives eligibility waiver to play at St. John's
Published On: Sat, Oct 13
Apr 6, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Naismith hall of fame president John Doleva stands with 2015 inductees from left Jerry Coangelo , Dick Bevetta , John Calipari , Louis Dampier , Jo Jo White , Spencer Heywood and Dikembe Mutombo in the 2015 NCAA Men's Division I Championship game between the Wisconsin Badgers and Duke Blue Devils at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Mustapha Heron has received a hardship waiver from the NCAA declaring him eligible to play for St. John's this season after transferring from Auburn in May.

The 6-foot-5 guard applied for the waiver to be closer to his ill mother during the upcoming basketball season.

"I'm incredibly thankful that the NCAA has decided to allow me to play right away closer to home," Heron said, according to ESPN's Jeff Borzello. "I would like to thank all of the staff at St. John's that fought to make this a possibility for me and my family."

St. John's head coach and Naismith Hall of Famer Chris Mullin has one of the most formidable backcourts in college basketball as Heron joins forces with point guard Shamorie Ponds.

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