JOE Hart is aiming to earn a Great Britain recall after moving to Glasgow Rocks.

The Southend-born 6ft 5in shooting guard has switched to the Scottish club following a spell with Newcastle Eagles.

And Hart’s dad, Paul Hart, is adamant that the former under-16 and under-20 national team captain is eager to break back into international recognition.

He said: “Joe would love to get back into the Great Britain side.

“He has won a few caps for his country but he didn’t get called to camp last season and he didn’t have a great season with Newcastle or have lots of court time.

“Glasgow have the new Great Britain coach and they play more of a team game, which suits Joe.

“It’s awesome what Joe has achieved so far in his career and it’s testament to his hard work and dedication.

“He is very much a team player and is living the dream.

“He is very excited to have joined Glasgow Rocks.”

Hart, 24, already has four years of professional basketball under his belt, having spent three seasons in Spain.

His first two spells were with Peñas Huesca and ServiGroup Benidorm, while Hart was instrumental in Araberri Basket Club securing the championship in 2015/16, shooting 18 points in the final game to clinch victory in the play-off.

Hart was also part of the Newcastle side that defeated Glasgow in the BBL Cup final.

Hart’s chances of earning a recall to the national side may have increased following his move to Scotland as Glasgow coach Tony Garbelotto is also the Great Britain boss.

And Garbelotto is delighted to have signed Hart.

Garbelotto said: “I am very happy to have secured Joe to play for us this season.

“He is one of the best shooters we have in the UK and along with his size and basketball IQ, he is a perfect fit for our team.

“The players are excited that he is here and we look forward to working with him on a daily basis.”