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2013 Guard Josh Hart Off the Board to Villanova

Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE

Following a late August commitment from Washington D.C.-native Kris Jenkins, Villanova head coach Jay Wright once again struck gold in the nation’s capital, landing 2013 guard Josh Hart on Wednesday.

The commitment came as no surprise as the Wildcats were heavily favored to land Hart upon his announcement. Rutgers and Penn State had been the other teams in contention for the Sidwell Friends School (DC) product.

Standing at 6-foot-4, Hart is versatile and highly productive on the wings. As a junior last season, he averaged 20.0 points per game and with a commitment out of the way here in October, Hart can now turn his focus to one final year at the high school level.

Hart visited the Villanova campus back in late August, during the weekend of Aug. 25. According to ESPN, Hart also took a trip to Penn State on Sep. 1 and then Rutgers the following weekend.

After nearly a month of continued deliberation the verdict came in for Hart; he’s headed to Villanova.

“I had to hold the phone away from my ear for a good minute because he was yelling so loud,” Hart told the Washington Post‘s Brandon Parker following his decision. “He was out celebrating his wife’s birthday, so he said when people ask what he got his wife as a gift, he will say ‘Josh Hart.’”

During his time on the AAU circuit, Hart ran with Team Takeover and is ranked as the 87th best prospect within the class of 2013 by Rivals.

 

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