Josh Hart named Big East Rookie of the Week

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The always-humble Hart has gained some notice with standout performances in the last two games.

When the Sidwell Friends graduate Josh Hart came to Villanova, few observers were sure of what his role would be this season. Those questions have been answered after 11 games, with the Freshman earning his 22 minutes per game as a spark off of the bench in a deep guard rotation. Today, the Big East took notice of the freshman's efforts, naming him the conference's Rookie of the Week.

He followed a 13-point, 5 rebound performance against La Salle a week ago with a team-leading 19 points in the Wildcat's 88-67 win versus Rider. He was nearly-perfect shooting from the floor, going 7-of-8, over 25 minutes — his only miss on a 3-point attempt. He also grabbed 5 rebounds, 1 steal and 1 assist in the contest.

Hart is currently 5th in the conference for field goal percentage at .559.

The full Big East Honors were as follows:

Player of the Week: D'Angelo Harrison, G, St. John's

Rookie of the Week: Josh Hart, G, Villanova

Weekly Honor Roll: Alex Barlow, G, Butler; Doug McDermott, F, Creighton; Bryce Cotton, G, Providence; Fuquan Edwin, G/F, Seton Hall; and Isaiah Philmore, F, Xavier

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