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JOSH HART TALKS RECRUITING
Team Takeover DC is a team many people are very familiar with on the AAU circuit. Once again the team is loaded with top tier recruits that the cream of the crop in college basketball are after. However one player on the squad that might not be as well known as some of his teammates has certainly made a name for himself this spring on the NIKE EYBL tour. 6-foot-5, 200-pound wing Josh Hart has been the leading scorer for Team Takeover in EYBL action and likely their most consistent player. He also ranks second on the team in rebounding and gets his share of assists and steals as well. He has been a player that prides himself in being a glue guy and his role has been played well helping Team Takeover to a 12-8 EYBL record and another trip to the Peach Jam this July. It is one of the events Hart will be looking forward to as he continues to increase his national profile.
“I’m am looking forward to the Under Armour Grind Session in Atlanta, Kevin Durant Camp in Chicago and I am very excited for the Peach Jam in Georgia,” he said of the summer ahead.
Hart is a physical specimen on the wing and excels at getting into the paint and scoring at the rim. As a shooting guard he can overpower most peers at the position and if a bigger player tries to guard him he can attack off the dribble from the perimeter. His perimeter shooting has been improving throughout the EYBL season and his future will likely be at the shooting guard position.
“My true position is shooting guard and colleges are recruiting me as a shooting guard,” said Hart.
There are plenty of schools that are involved in his recruitment. Previously Hart counted more than a dozen scholarship offers and that number will continue to grow as long as he is uncommitted.
“Georgetown, North Carolina State, San Diego State, Villanova, Marquette, George Washington [and] Penn State,” replied Hart last night when asked what schols he is currently considering that are actively involved in his recruitment. “Right now I don’t have any leaders. I’m am just trying to keep my recruitment equal and wide open to any school interested.”
While there is no current leaders of favorites for Hart at this time, he was willing to lend some insight into which schools seem to be coming at him harder than the others.
“The schools that are recruiting me the hardest are Georgetown, North Carolina State, San Diego State [and] George Washington,” said Hart.
Hart attends Sidwell Friends School in DC during the school year and has been an integral member of Coach Singletary’s program. This past year Hart was a double-double machine for the 18-7 club that reached the MAC semifinals. He hopes to help SFS advance deeper into the playoffs next year and will likely have his college decision behind him before the season begins.
“My time frame [for a college decision] is this fall before my senior season and the main factors are a great education, great coaching staff, good community that is supportive of the athletics and good players on and off the court,” he said.
Someone is going to get an underrated and important piece to their recruiting class when Josh Hart makes a college decision. A true glue-guy, every winning team needs a player like him. Don’t sleep on him, though, he can beat you in several ways and he will keep Team Takeover as a dangerous threat to take home another Peach Jam title in July.