Thursday night was a big one for Sidwell Friends guard Josh Hart. The 6-foot-3 junior made a game-tying shot at the end of regulation, then picked up a scholarship offer from Villanova Coach Jay Wright after the game.
Villanova assistant coach Billy Lange “said Jay didn’t give him any indication they were going to offer him on the spot like that,” Sidwell Coach Eric Singletary said Friday.
Hart, who is recovering from a sprained ankle that forced him to miss two games last month, finished with 16 points as the Quakers beat Flint Hill, 74-69, for their eighth consecutive victory. It was his only three-pointer of the game.
“He hadn’t taken one all game,” Singletary said. “So that was a big shot. We came out a little flat and they jumped on us. The kids stepped it up.”
Hart already holds scholarship offers from Georgetown, Rutgers, Xavier, Penn State, Penn, Marquette, N.C. State, Massachusetts and San Diego State. Maryland is beginning to recruit Hart, Singletary said.