Dariq Whitehead

Updated on 6/28/23.  Written by Alan Lu.
2023 rankings were finalized on 6/22/23.

Height: 6-6
Weight: 210
College: Duke
Classification: Freshman
Birthdate: 8/1/2004

2023 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 20
Projected Draft Range: Late 1st to 2nd Round
2023 NBA Draft: Round 1, Pick 22 by the Brooklyn Nets


Solid shooter, especially from deep
Adequate scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Adequate playmaker for his size
Adequate defender
Good athlete


Can struggle to score in traffic
Can display spotty shot selection
Not an elite ball handler, can be turnover prone
Needs to improve his rebounding
Can struggle to guard quicker players
Recovering from a broken foot


Dariq Whitehead is an athletic, skilled swingman that can shoot and pass the basketball.  He is an athletic sharpshooter that excels at making shots from deep, but he can sometimes be prone to shooting slumps or passing turnovers.  He was injured to start the season, but after struggling to make shots for Duke in the early going, he then played significantly better as the season progressed. Whitehead is a talented prospect that could end up being a first round pick in the 2023 draft.

RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
ESPN’s Early 2023 NBA Mock Draft
Sports-Reference Page
The Kings Herald’s Article and Profile on Dariq Whitehead

Games Scouted:
12/30/19 Monteverde Academy vs. The Patrick School
4/3/21 Monteverde Academy vs. Sunrise Christian
3/29/22 2022 McDonald’s All-American Game
4/2/22 Montverde Academy vs. Link Academy
4/8/22 2022 Nike Hoops Summit
4/15/22 2022 Jordan Brand Classic
1/4/23 Duke vs. NC State
3/16/23 Duke vs. Oral Roberts
3/18/23 Duke vs. Tennessee

If you use any portion of this material, please credit NBA Scouting Live.

NBA Scouting Live
error: Content is protected !!