Height/Weight: 6’5″, 215 lbs.
Date of Birth: March 6, 1995
Place of Birth: Silver Spring, Maryland
College: Villanova university
Josh Hart is an American basketball player and a 2017 NBA Draft prospect hailing from Villanova University.
Raised just outside of Washington D.C. in Silver Spring, Maryland, Hart attended Sidwell Friends’ School. Hart committed to play collegiately at Villanova in October of 2012.
A key contributor to the program from the moment he stepped on campus, Hart played an indispensable role in Villanova’s 2016 NCAA championship season, recording 15.5 points per game and 6.8 rebounds. In Hart’s four seasons at Villanova, the Wildcats tallied a historic 129-17 win/loss record. At the end of his senior season, Hart was named Big East Conference player of the year and a Naismith Award Men’s College Player of the Year finalist. He is one of just two players in Villanova school history to tally at least 1,800 points, 700 rebounds, 250 assists and 150 steals.
Hart is an Eagle Scout, the Boy Scouts’ highest rank. Hart made a promise to his father that he would achieve Eagle Scout rank, and did so at the age of 17, all the while balancing school and basketball. Hart is one of three Eagle Scouts to play in an NCAA Final Four, alongside Princeton’s Bill Bradley (1965) and Stanford’s Mark Madsen (1998).
In late March of 2017, Hart signed with Roc Nation Sports ahead of the 2017 NBA Draft.