Hart Picks Up Big East Offers

Class of 2013 sharpshooter Josh Hart hails from the same AAU program that produced DePaul point guard Brandon Young. Hart has been picking up some high-major scholarship offers of late and is currently at the Kevin Durant Skills Academy.

Learn more about the 6-5 swingman in this report. In the last few days, Josh Hart picked up scholarship offers from Cincinnati, DePaul, and Kansas State.

"I heard from (assistant) coach Brian Ellerbe," Hart said of the DePaul offer. "He's from the DC Area. I talked with him and Oliver Purnell, the head coach, for a little."

"They told me that they like my game," Hart added. "They want to see me develop my practice habits and get me ready for the next level. They want to see my mid-range game improve a little bit and my leadership. "

Purnell already has three players on his roster from the Maryland/DC area and would like to continue the pipeline in 2013 with players like Hart.

Josh is rated as a 4-star prospect and the 58th best overall player in the class of 2013 as ranked by Scout.com.

Hart has spent the last two days at the Kevin Durant Skills Academy along with two DePaul players from his neck of the woods. Young and DePaul forward Cleveland Melvin are competing amongst the college players at the Nike sponsored camp.

Josh measured in at the Durant camp at 6-5, 196 lb. with a wingspan of 6' 7.5".

"The competition is really great," Hart said of the camp. "The coaching is some of the best in the country. I'm just trying to learn everything I can right now. I'm learning how to go off screens. Being a shooting guard, I definitely know how to read screens and get open."

Hart also has scholarship offers from Georgetown, Marquette, NC State, Richmond, San Diego State, St. Joseph's, Villanova, VCU, and Xavier. At this point, he doesn't have any favorites.

"I'm keeping my recruiting open right now and taking everything in right now," said Josh.

Following the Durant camp, Hart will be at the Penn State elite camp this weekend and has been invited to the LeBron James Skills Academy in Las Vegas in July.

Be sure to check out the below video highlights of Hart in action with Team Takeover at the Nike EYBL event in Oakland, California last month.

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