Junior walk-on from Houston who spent 2012-13 season as student manager with Baylor basketball program ... Played in 11 games as sophomore in 2012-13 ... One-time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll member.
Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (spring 2014)
Played in 11 games off bench, totaling 14 minutes of action on team that went 26-12 and advanced to NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 ... Played two minutes and had lone rebound of season against Chaminade (11/25) ... Totaled season-high four minutes vs. Hardin-Simmons (12/1), recording first career assist ... Saw limited action in all three NCAA Tournament games ... Named to spring 2014 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Played four years for coaches Alan Bradshaw, Bobby Sanders and Kyle Manary at Houston's Episcopal High School ... Earned Knights' Most Improved Player award in 2010, 2011 and 2012 ... Helped team to second-place finish in Southwest Preparatory Conference in both junior and senior seasons ... Played wide receiver on football team as freshman in 2008 ... Four-year honor roll member.
Full name is John Denman Heard ... Born March 30, 1994, in Houston ... Son of Larry and Caroline Heard, who are both Baylor graduates ... Business major.