Updated on 12/4/22. Written by Alan Lu.
Projected Draft Range: Mid to Late 1st Round
Decent shooter, especially from deep
Decent scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Adequate rebounder for his size
Adequate defender that can get steals
Needs to improve his free throw shooting
Can struggle to score in traffic
Can display spotty shot selection
Can be careless on offense, which can lead to turnovers
Can struggle to guard quicker players
Can be too inconsistent in games
Dariq Whitehead is an athletic, skilled swingman that can shoot and pass the basketball. He has a solid set of all-around skills, but he can sometimes be prone to shooting slumps or passing turnovers. He was injured to start the season, but after returning, he’s really struggled to make shots for Duke so far in the early going, and it seems that he’s had trouble adjusting to his new role off the bench this year. Still, he is a talented prospect that could end up being a first round pick in the 2023 draft.
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