Josh Hart did not seem injured as he bent over to pick up a pair of crutches, then bounded down the bleachers toward the locker room. Then again, not much has slowed down the Sidwell Friends junior guard this season.
In just a few months, the 6-foot-3 Hart has gone emerged as one of the region’s top prospects, averaging 22.1 points per game. He holds nine scholarship offers, including one from Georgetown.
“I grew up a Georgetown fan,” Hart said Monday night before his sprained ankle relegated him to watching the Quakers’ 54-33 victory at Georgetown Day from the bench. “Actually, I was a Maryland fan, but they didn’t really recruit the area too well. That’s when I lost interest in them.. … Around 2007, my dad was always watching Georgetown, so I started to go more toward Georgetown.”
Sidwell Coach Eric Singletary said the first question most recruiters ask if whether Hart will consider other suitors or if he is bound for Georgetown. Hart, though, said he is narrowing his choices yet. His other scholarship offers include Xavier, Penn State, Penn, Marquette, N.C. State, Massachusetts and San Diego State.
“I’m really leaving my recruiting wide open,” he said. “At the end of the day, it’s whatever fits me best – whether it’s a school that has already offered or one that hasn’t offered yet.”