Spurs to take a look at Wildcats' Josh Hart
According to a report, Villanova Wildcats' Josh Hart has a workout with the San Antonio Spurs.
Hart is a 6-foot-6 204 pound guard who played four years at Villanova and helped lead them to a 32-4 record.
During his senior year, he averaged 18.7 points, 2.9 assists, 1.6 steals and 6.4 rebounds while shooting 57.9 percent from the floor including 40.4 from 3-point.
According to Draft Express, Hart’s strengths are: efficient scorer (led Big East in scoring), improved shooter and has defensive toughness.
What I have seen from highlights from Hart is that he is very creative at getting into the lane and creating his own shots. Around the rim, he finished 93 percent of his looks. What also was apparent when Hart took to the ball into the ball, he can finish with contact.
He plays with the flow of the offense. He does not put himself into overdrive and try to put the burden on himself. He has a good feel for when to score.
In the 2016 NCAA tournament, Hart showed off his array of moves as you can see below.
He is a capable shooter on the move. He is a prominent scorer in the transition game and can spot-up and bury the jumper.
The kid is a winner. In two seasons as a starter for the Wildcats, he compiled a 68-8 record, including a National Championship. A tough competitor that will get on the floor to get those 50/50 balls.
He is also an unselfish player and a willing passer. He does not look to take over games by himself, he gets others involved.
All of the traits Hart possesses would transition well for the Spurs. Work ethic, willing do what it takes to help the team win, and not bringing attention to himself.
With some of the strengths though there comes weaknesses. Mock drafts and scouting reports, look to his shooting inconsistency and NBA upside are areas of concern.
Seemingly, coming from college to the pros is a big game changer from anyone. There will always be doubters and with the right place for Hart, he does have the intangibles to become a player in the NBA.
I don’t feel the Spurs will go after Hart with what has been rumored for them to do, but there are many that would consider Hart of Danny Green from the way he has played as of late.