Team: Los Angeles Lakers
Position: Shooting Guard
Height/Weight: 6’5″, 215 lbs.
Date of Birth: March 6, 1995
Place of Birth: Silver Spring, Maryland
High School: Sidwell Friends School
College: Villanova University
Drafted: 2017- 1st round, 30th overall by Los Angeles Lakers
Josh Hart is a basketball player with the Los Angeles Lakers.
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.
Josh Hart was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers with the 30th overall pick in the 1st round of the 2017 NBA Draft.
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).