Josh Hart is an American professional basketball player who plays as a shooting guard for the Los Angeles Lakers of the NBA. He was selected with the 30th overall pick by the Utah Jazz in the 2017 NBA draft before getting traded to the Los Angeles Lakers on draft night.
Hart played college basketball for Villanova. As a sophomore, Hart was named the Big East Tournament most outstanding player. He was named a third-team All-American as a junior when he helped lead the Wildcats to a national championship in 2016. As a senior in 2017, he was a consensus first-team All-American.
Hart averaged 7.8 points and 4.0 rebounds per game as a freshman at Villanova, in his sophomore year, he improved his season averages to 10.1 points and 4.5 rebounds per game.
In his senior year, On December 10, 2016,Hart scored a career-high 37 points along with 11 rebounds and four assists in a 74–66 win over Notre Dame
In his first ever NBA start on December 14, 2017, Hart recorded a double-double against the Cleveland Cavaliers, scoring 11 points and grabbing 10 rebounds, he finished the season averaging 7.9 points and 4.2 rebounds per game.
He was named the MVP of the 2018 NBA Summer League after an impressive showing where he averaged 24.2 points and 5.2 rebounds per game.