VILLANOVA, Pa. – Josh Hart has added two more impressive achievements to what is already an overflowing list from a stellar 2016-17.
On Tuesday, Hart was selected as a first team All-American by the Associated Press. Hart is the first Wildcat to be honored by the AP in this way since Scottie Reynolds in 2010 and is the third first team AP All-American in the era since Jay Wright assumed command of the program in 2001 (Randy Foye in 2006 is the third member of that club).
Hart is also one of the five John R. Wooden Award All-Americans who has been invited to Los Angeles for the April 7 ESPN College Basketball Awards Show presented by Wendy’s. In addition to being a Wooden All-American, Hart is one of five finalists for the Julius Erving Award, which is to be presented that night in Los Angeles as well.
To date, the 6-5 native of Silver Spring, Md., has been tabbed a first team All-American by AP, Basketball Times, USA Today, the United States Basketball Writers Association and The Sporting News. He is also the 2017 BIG EAST Player of the Year and is a two-time winner of the Dave Gavitt Award, given to the Most Outstanding Player of the BIG EAST Tournament.