Hart has been slated as a fringe first rounder, and that could be due to his predictability as a four-year player. While he shot effectively as a Wildcat, scouts have questioned his mechanics. Lots of NBA scouting resorts to projecting a player’s talents, rather than what a player is. Hart does struggle creating off the dribble, lacking in pure athleticism and length. His ceiling may rest as a solid reserve.
Last season, the Brooklyn Nets shocked many by selecting fourth-year player Caris LeVert early in the second round. Choosing Hart could be in a similar vein as the LeVert selection, another productive, winning player that has seemingly gotten lost amidst the thresh of youngsters. He was even brought in early on for a workout in the Nets’ draft process. Hart is a winner, and could be a solid contributor in the NBA immediately.