Playing AAU ball for Team Takeover, Hart has had a monster summer, and has garnered more than a dozen offers from top programs, including Georgetown. The 6-foot-5 guard averaged 19.96 points per game last season for Sidwell, which split the MAC championship.
Richmond recently offered, Hart said, and Maryland, Georgia Tech, Miami and Cincinnati have also expressed interest in the last two weeks.
Playing for Takeover “has been great really developing me for the next level and playing against great competition,” Hart said. “You can’t take a day off. Every day you have to bring your ‘A’ game, [from] my mid-range game to ball handling and being physical and attacking the basket.”
Hart said he originally hoped to commit before the start of his senior season at Sidwell, but said he has talked to his father and may postpone his decision until after the season. Hart listed his current top five as Georgetown, N.C. State, San Diego State, Marquette and Villanova.
Next year at Sidwell, Hart will be looked upon as the leader of a program that has won at least a share of three consecutive MAC championships. Hart will take on more of a load, he said, after the graduation of Jamal Lewis (Penn).
“He was a great leader,” Hart said. “That’s always hard to replace. But with some of the people we have coming back and Mickey Bell coming in as a freshman, we still have a good cast. . . . I think overall even though we’re losing that, we’ll be as good or better.”
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