Point Park men's basketball signs transfer Alan Heter from Edinboro and Montour HS
July 19, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. ET
Alan Heter, seated right, with his mother Athena. Also pictured are his sister Ariel and brother Austin. Point Park head coach Bob Rager is at right, and Point Park assistant Gabe Bubon is at left.
PITTSBURGH -- The Point Park University men's basketball program has signed transfer Alan Heter from Edinboro University. Heter is a 6-6 guard/forward from McKees Rock, Pa., and a graduate of Montour High School. He will be a junior for the Pioneers in the upcoming 2013-14 season.
Heter, a 2009 graduate of Montour, spent three years at Edinboro from 2009-12, one of which was a redshirt year of 2009-10. Now at Point Park, he gives the Pioneers another tall player who can play inside and out and fit in with the Pioneer's high-scoring, up-and-down style.
"Alan Heter is a big, athletic guy who runs and jumps well and can do a lot of things on the floor," said Point Park head coach Bob Rager. "He is a good player now, and he can develop into a real super player for us as he develops his game in certain areas. We are very glad to have him -- he's a great addition."
Heter appeared in a total of 13 games at Edinboro as a freshman and sophomore. His most extensive playing time with the Fighting Scots came as a freshman when he played in 10 games with 3.5 points and 2.1 rebounds per game in 2010-11. He shot 42 percent from the floor and 80 percent (12 of 15) from the foul line that year.
Injury limited Heter to just three games in his sophomore year of 2011-12 at Edinboro. In high school, he was an all-section player who averaged 16.9 ppg and 9.0 rpg for Montour. A four-sport athlete, Heter also played football, volleyball and track & field in high school.
Point Park was 14-11 overall and 8-7 KIAC last year and has 2 of 5 starters returning from that team. Heter is another tall swing player that the Pioneers have added along with fellow transfers Nick Brown (F, 6-7, Sr.) from West Liberty and T.J. Lanier (G/F, 6-6, Jr.) from Seton Hill.