Dariq Whitehead

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: SG SFFROM: Duke
(Montverde)
HT: 6-4 1/2WT: 195
BORN: NAYEAR: HSsr.WING: 6-9REACH: NA

Draft Notes

Dariq Whitehead has chosen to attend Duke next season. He’s one of the best small forward prospects in the country and a possible one and done lottery pick in the 2023 draft.

Dariq is a big time athlete who is smooth in the open court and can play above the rim. He’s got ideal size for a wing and all of the athleticism you could hope for. He’s developed into much more than just a run/jump athlete, showing an improved ability to get his own shot and is becoming a consistent threat from 3pt land.

He projects as a standout defender who can guard 1-3. Has a nice frame with broad shoulders and a +4 wingspan.


Comparisons

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Draft Projection

first round pick in the 2023 NBA Draft

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2023 Small Forwards

  1. Dariq Whitehead – 6-5 – Duke
  2. Jordan Walsh – 6-7 – Arkansas
  3. Dillon Mitchell – 6-7 – Texas
  4. Leonard Miller – 6-10 – Canada
  5. Cam Whitmore – 6-7 – Villanova
  6. Emoni Bates – 6-8 1/2 – Memphis
  7. Josh Minott – 6-8 – Memphis
  8. Andre Jackson – 6-6 – UConn
  9. Julian Phillips – 6-7 – NA
  10. Brandon Miller – 6-8 – Alabama
  11. Marquise Rice – 6-5 – Kansas
  12. Gradey Dick – 6-7 – Kansas
  13. Tre White – 6-6 – USC
  14. Jabari Walker – 6-8 – Colorado
  15. Jalen Wilson – 6-8 – Kansas
  16. Colby Jones – 6-6 – Xavier
  17. Nathan Missia-Dio – 6-8 – Overtime Elite (Belgium)
  18. Cam’Ron Fletcher – 6-7 – Florida State
  19. Trey Patterson – Villanova
  20. Armel Traore – 6-8 – France
  21. Addison Patterson – 6-7 – Nevada