Hart, a 6-foot-5 guard who averaged 15.5 points and 6.8 rebounds last season, made the announcement on his Twitter account.
ONE MORE YEAR!! \\\///— Josh Hart (@JoshHart_3) May 25, 2016
Hart was able to go through the NBA draft process because of a new rule that enables college players to attend the draft combine and also go to team workouts before having to withdraw by Wednesday night at 11:59 p.m. to maintain their eligibility.
"I enjoyed the process and learned a lot," Hart said. "It was definitely worthwhile. I look forward to graduating next year and coming back to play with my teammates."
Hart's return helps the Wildcats' chances of returning to the Final Four next season. Villanova also brings back Kris Jenkins, who hit the winning shot to beat North Carolina in the title game, as well as starting guard Jalen Brunson and Phil Booth, who had 20 points off the bench in the win over the Tar Heels.