Former Wheaton Student-Athlete Josh Hart Nears $38 Million Deal

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Josh Hart grew up in Silver Spring. Prior to transferring to Sidwell Friends in D.C., he attended and played basketball at Wheaton High School.

Now Hart is reportedly closing in on a three-year, $38 million deal to re-sign with the Pelicans.

Per Rotoworld: “Hart had some sneaky, late-round value last season with averages of 9.2 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.3 triples per contest on 44% shooting, but he also was logging 28.7 minutes a night, so it’ll be interesting if he can see a similar workload under his new head coach, Willie Green.”

Hart grew up playing basketball for the Montgomery County Bearcats, where his coaches praised him for his heart at an early age. He made the varsity basketball team as a freshman at Wheaton, eventually becoming a starter in the second half of the season.

Even though he transferred to Sidwell Friends and played there the last three years of his high school basketball career, his ties to MoCo remained strong. His mother has been a long-time employee at Woodmont Country Club in Rockville and his father is a retired caterer.

After Sidwell Friends, he attended and played for the Villanova Wildcats for four years. He started for much of his junior and senior seasons and won a national championship in 2016.

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