LINTON, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – Linton senior Joey Hart signed with the University of Central Florida to play basketball for the Knights. He says playing for coach Johnny Dawkins was appealing. “The competition level I wanted to play in the big levels highest of levels of college basketball and I really liked Coach Dawkins I believe in him. It’s a big place the university is a big place the guys play hard it’s athletic I like the play style guys look like they’re having fun out there,” Hart said.

Added his dad Joey who coaches the Miners: “I’m really excited for him you know this is what he wanted he wanted to play high major basketball and you know we’ve spent a lot of time you know one of the things him and I talked about if you’re going to be great at something it’s a very lonely enterprise and he’s really worked at it you know I still think his best basketball is ahead of him it’s a very exciting day,” he said.