Dariq Whitehead

Updated on 3/22/23.  Written by Alan Lu.

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

2023 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 22
Projected Draft Range: Late 1st to 2nd Round

Pros:

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

Cons:

Streaky shooter
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

Summary:

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 struggling to make shots for Duke in the early going, he has since played significantly better as the season has progressed. Whitehead is a talented prospect that could end up being a first round pick in the 2023 draft.

Links:
RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
ESPN’s Early 2023 NBA Mock Draft
Sports-Reference Page

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

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