Entering a key season in Bruce Pearl’s tenure on The Plains, Auburn has been searching for a leader on and off the court.
Sophomore Mustapha Heron could be his guy.
Heron was named Second Team All-SEC Friday morning prior to the opening of the 2017-18 college basketball season.
Heron led the Tigers in scoring a season ago with 15.2 points per game and rebounding with 6.1 per game. He reached double figures in scoring in 31 of 32 games for the Tigers a season ago.
The preseason All-SEC teams were voted on by the 14 SEC coaches. Heron was Auburn’s only player selected.
Auburn will host Norfolk State in the season opener Friday night at 7 p.m. inside Auburn Arena.
First Team All-SEC
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KeVaughn Allen - Florida
Yante Maten - Georgia
Kevin Knox - Kentucky
Deandre Burnett - Ole Miss
Quinndary Weatherspoon - Mississippi St.
Michael Porter, Jr. - Missouri
Tyler Davis - Texas A&M
Robert Williams - Texas A&M
Matthew Fisher-Davis - Vanderbilt
Second Team All-SEC
Braxton Key - Alabama
Collin Sexton - Alabama
Jaylen Barford - Arkansas
Daryl Macon - Arkansas
Mustapha Heron - Auburn
Chris Chiozza - Florida
Terence Davis - Ole Miss
Hamidou Diallo - Kentucky
Chris Silva - South Carolina
Grant Williams - Tennessee
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