He won the Big East player of the year award, shot 40.4 percent from three-point range, then headed for a complicated NBA draft process.
“He’s NBA-ready right now,” coach Jay Wright said in May of what he has told coaches and executives who have called about Hart. “They’re still getting a young guy who would have come out as a junior; he’s really the age of most juniors. I think he’s a really valuable pick because you’re going to get so much out of him, and he’s going to get so much better. High character, I always tell them about that. You’re not going to have to worry about him.”