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Villanova’s Josh Hart wins Julius Erving Award for best small forward

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Hart finally wins a big national award to polish off his ‘Nova career.

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Despite a disappointing end to his career on the court, Villanova Wildcats star Josh Hart continues to rack up the postseason accolades. He’s been a unanimous 1st Team All-American across every publication, and now he can claim the best at his position as well.

Hart received the Julius Erving Award tonight, given annually to the country’s best small forward. Hart best Duke’s Jayson Tatum, North Carolina’s Justin Jackson, Kansas’ Josh Jackson and Oregon’s Dillon Brooks.

And in typical Josh Hart fashion, he stayed completely on #brand during his acceptance interview.

Hart finished the year averaging 18.7 ppg, 2.9 apg, 6.4 rpg and 1.6 spg in just over 33 minutes of action per outing. He was the driving force behind Villanova’s Big East double, and will head to the NBA Draft hoping to land in the first round.

BONUS! Hart was also named the KenPom Player of the Year earlier in the day.