Dariq Whitehead

Updated on 8/11/22.  Written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-6
Weight: 190
College: Duke
Classification: Freshman
Birthdate: 8/1/2004

Projected Draft Range: Lottery

Pros:

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

Cons:

Streaky shooter
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

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 is a very talented prospect that could be a likely lottery pick in the 2023 draft.

Links:
RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
ESPN’s Early 2023 NBA Mock Draft

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

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