Position: Small Forward
Size: 6-foot-5 190 pounds
High School and Travel Team: Sidwell Friends School and Team Takeover
ESPN’s 92nd ranked recruit and 18th ranked SF
Rivals.com’s 84th ranked recruit and 14 ranked SF
247Sports.com’s 80th ranked recruit and 18th ranked SF
Scout.com’s 64th ranked recruit and 15th ranked SF
For a Small Forward/Shooting Guard type player, Hart has a big body that he is able to use to his advantage. He has a good shot all the way out to 3-point line and seems to welcome contact in the lane. He is an inside/outside threat with good handles and footwork, making him difficult to guard wherever he is on the floor. Hart is regarded as a true all-around player with a high motor. While everyone should play with a high motor while out on the court, it is reassuring to hear that Hart actually puts his to work and gets recognized for it.
Scouts suggest that Hart isn’t an ‘expert’ at any particular aspect to the game. But that’s fine, because at the end of the day he produces. Skill or no skill, he makes the team better while on the floor.
How he will fit in:
The ‘sleeper’ word was being thrown around a lot late in Hart’s recruitment, making him a potential big time victory for Villanova. Given his versatility and aggressiveness to the game, Hart should find playing time early and often his freshman season. Coach Wright ran a nine man rotation a year ago, and will likely impose a similar attack this upcoming season. Hart may not be a superstar in year 1, but he will produce.