NBA baller Josh Hart is getting praise online - for his choice in a girlfriend. He's the latest prominent celebrity to say "No" to online th*ts, and instead chose a college educated girlfriend.

Josh Hart has been balling out of control on the Los Angeles Lakers. Many are saying that he may end up being the second best player on the squad, behind LeBron James

Josh averages 8.5 points per game this season, and off the court he's scoring too. New pics of his girlfriend were released, and Josh didn't choose and insta-th*t . . . he's dating a College gal.

Meet his girlfriend Shannon.

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In an interview, Josh explained how Shannon and he had managed to make long distance work while based on opposite sides of the country.

He said he always makes sure to "FaceTime with his girlfriend" every night before bed.

Curvy babe Shannon recently shared a picture of herself in tight black sports gear, to the delight of her 3k Instagram followers.

"You're so pretty," wrote one fan.

Shannon, a student at University of Maryland School of Nursing, is a sporting star in her own right.

Josh Hart signed a 3 year / $4,983,840 contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, including $4,983,840 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $1,661,280.