Dariq Whitehead

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: SG SFFROM: Duke
(Montverde)
HT: 6-4 1/2WT: 195
BORN: NAYEAR: Fr.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. Cam Whitmore – 6-7 – Villanova
  3. Jordan Walsh – 6-7 – Arkansas
  4. Dillon Mitchell – 6-7 – Texas
  5. Leonard Miller – 6-10 – Canada
  6. Brandon Miller – 6-8 – Alabama
  7. Baba Miller – 6-11 – Florida State (Spain)
  8. Julian Phillips – 6-7 – Tennessee
  9. Jaime Jaquez Jr. – 6-7 – UCLA
  10. Emoni Bates – 6-8 1/2 – TBD
  11. Andre Jackson – 6-6 – UConn
  12. Marquise Rice – 6-5 – Kansas
  13. Gradey Dick – 6-7 – Kansas
  14. Matthew Mayer – 6-9 – Illinois
  15. Tre White – 6-6 – USC
  16. Jalen Wilson – 6-8 – Kansas
  17. Colby Jones – 6-6 – Xavier
  18. Nathan Missia-Dio – 6-8 – Overtime Elite (Belgium)
  19. Terrence Shannon Jr. – 6-7 – Illinois
  20. Cam’Ron Fletcher – 6-7 – Florida State
  21. Trey Patterson – Villanova
  22. Abramo Canka – 6-7 – Italy
  23. Samuell Williamson – 6-7 – Louisville
  24. Mario Nakic – 6-7 – Serbia
  25. Yannick Kraag – 6-8 – Netherlands
  26. Armel Traore – 6-8 – France
  27. Addison Patterson – 6-7 – Nevada