The first two months of the spring portion of the AAU season are nearing an end and the first two NCAA Live Periods have both flew by with the next two appearing in July.
A few prospects across the country have already boosted their stock and took advantage of the opportunities displayed so far back in April.
Joey Hart, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard out of Linton-Stockton High School in Indiana right outside of Indianapolis and Bloomington. The 2023 prospect currently leads the Under Armour Association in scoring through two sessions (eight games) at 22.6 points per game with Grand Park Premiere (IN).
Multiple schools have been in contact with Hart over the last few months and I had the chance to catch up with him to talk about his recruitment and more.
I asked him how has his recruitment been since the end of his junior season ? “It’s been good, a lot schools have been contact.” Joey said. “Ball State has been on me the hardest. UCF has been in contact a lot and Loyola has also.” He continued to tell me.
Schools like Purdue Fort Wayne, Loyola-Chicago, Drake, Ball State, Northwestern, Indiana state, Wichita state, and New Orleans have offered up to this point while Illinois, Iowa, Illinois State, Wake Forest, Southern Illinois, Boston College, Belmont, Wright State, Indiana, Florida Atlantic have all shown interest recently.
“I haven’t planned on taking any visits yet, but I’ve taken an official to UCF and a lot of unofficials.” When asking Joey if he plans on taking any visits to schools or have already visited any schools.
While currently leading the UAA in scoring, Joey feels like he deserves to have that title right now. “I feel like I’ve worked hard enough to have that title, I think some coaches also mistake me for a shooter only, I’m really a scorer.” In his own words he tells me.
He also tells me that he wants to improve on a couple things in his game coming into his senior season. “Probably my ball handling, playmaking, and the ability to make my teammates better.” He tells me when asking what can he improve on as time goes by with his on the court play.