DII Clayton State combo guard Bryan Hart will be playing Division I basketball in the fall. The question is: where at?
Since the sophomore with two years of eligibility remaining entered the transfer portal, Wyoming, Gardner Webb, American, Missouri State, Utah State, UNC-Greensboro, Arkansas State, Rider, Morehead State, Montana State, Loyola Marymount, Louisiana Tech and Maryland Eastern Shore have reached out.
Hart averaged 14.7 points and 4.0 rebounds, while shooting 39-percent from three.
He said that coaches like the obvious fact that he can score and shoot the ball at a high level, but it’s what he hasn’t shown much of that has them all intrigued.
“A lot of them like my playmaking and my ability to play off pick and rolls. I feel like that’s a very underrated part of my game because I wasn’t doing it much,” Hart explained. “And being a relieve guard. Being a combo that is able to handle the ball and relieve the point guard in any situation.”
Expect this to be a decision that is made with a ton of thought. It is late in the process but Hart isn’t rushing himself. He’s eager to listen to what every program has to offer and will take his time with his decision but won’t be afraid to pull the trigger if the right program comes along.
“It isn’t an exact date or anything,” he said. “If the right situation comes across and it’s the right fit for both parties, it can be any day.”
Hart expects to apply for a hardship waiver, that he believes he will get with 100 percent certainty following the firing of his head coach. Since that occurred, more programs have started to ramp up their recruiting efforts and I expect this one to be a very interesting recruitment to follow.