Mustapha Heron to Play for USA Basketball in Pan American Games
QUEENS, N.Y. – St. John's rising senior Mustapha Heron has been selected to represent the nation at this summer's Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, it was announced this afternoon by the BIG EAST and USA Basketball. Heron, who finished second on the team in scoring during his first season with the Red Storm in 2018-19, will join a group of current and former BIG EAST standouts as the U.S. representatives at the international competition. The team will be led on the sideline by Providence Head Coach Ed Cooley. Seton Hall's Kevin Willard and Brown's Mike Martin will serve as his assistants. The 2019 Pan American Games basketball competition will run from July 31-Aug. 4. The U.S. squad will play five games in five days in Lima. The team will open play in Pool A against Virgin Islands on July 31 followed by contests against Venezuela on Aug. 1 and Puerto Rico on Aug. 2 before medal round play on Aug. 3-4. The Pool B Participants are: Argentina, Dominican Republic, Mexico and Uruguay.