Scholastic basketball standouts Hakim Hart and Kenan Sarvan have signed National Letters of Intent and will enroll at Saint Joseph’s University and join the men’s basketball program in the fall of 2019.
Hart, a 6-5, 190-pound, swingman from Roman Catholic High School, averaged 15.1 points per game last season and earned All-Catholic League honors.
He helped the Cahillites win the 2018 Philadelphia Catholic League championship as he put in the game-winning layup with 1.1 seconds to play. Hart then tallied 26 points on 12-of-17 shooting as Roman captured the 2018 PIAA 6A State Championship.
Sarvan is a 6-9, 220-pound forward originally from Holland and currently attending Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School in Virginia Beach. As a junior, he averaged 14.6 points and 7.8 rebounds for the Crusaders, who went 14-12.
"We're very excited to welcome Hakim and Karvan to the program and the University. They both have a quiet sense of dignity and maturity about them and have been extremely well-coached in high school," said head coach Phil Martelli. "They both understand what it means to work and they appreciate the fact that there's more work to do to pursue their basketball dreams. We're getting two young guys who have multiple talents, highighted by their abilities to put the ball in the basket."