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Posted On: 11/29/16 8:00 AM
Sophomore Waukee combo guard Noah Hart first caught our attention in the spring, when we saw him playing in a grassroots tournament with the Iowa Barnstormers, and he has quickly become one of our favorites. Currently ranked No. 9 in our 2019 rankings, Hart will play his first varsity game on Tuesday when the 3rd ranked Warriors host Des Moines North. Watch for the smooth guard who does a bit of everything to make a name for himself over the next three years. This is “The Basketball Interview with Noah Hart”.
Q: What is your favorite part of game day at Waukee?
I am most looking forward to taking the court with my teammates on game day and hearing the crowd cheer us on at the Waukee Fieldhouse.
Q: Who is the most difficult player to defend in the state?
There are a lot of good players in the state, so I’ll just stick to my age group and that would be Tyreke Locure. I know his game well because we were teammates throughout our younger AAU ball at Kingdom Hoops. I think his game has definitely come a long way since then.
Q: Which gym is your favorite to play in and why?
Through AAU I’ve seen lots of cool gyms, but my favorite one has to be the one I played in this summer in Las Vegas at the Adidas Gauntlet Championship. It was cool because it was always packed with fans and big name college coaches. I do look forward to playing in gyms around the state and finding my favorite at the end of the year.
Q: If you had complete control over the schedule and could put anyone in the state on your schedule, who do you want to play?
Iowa City West. I would choose them because of their success last year and all the hype they have going into this year. Patrick McCaffery is my teammate during the summer with the Iowa Barnstormers and I have a lot of respect for him and his game.
Q: Who is your favorite basketball player of all-time? Do you model your game after them or any other players?
Kobe would be my guy. I love the competitiveness that he brought every game no matter who the opponent was. But I would say that I model my game after Kansas point guard Devonte Graham. He has a motor that never stops, isn’t afraid to take big shots and is always having fun on and off the court.
Q: What is the best piece of coaching advice you’ve ever received?
I have been extremely lucky to have some great coaches over the years, starting with my dad coaching my house team at a young age. Then during the course of my AAU ball being coached by Jake Sullivan and now Greg Stephen. The best piece of advice I’ve received is to always play like you have someone important watching you.