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. Emoni Bates – 6-8 1/2 – Memphis
  2. Dariq Whitehead – 6-5 – Duke
  3. Jordan Walsh – 6-7 – Castaic, CA
  4. Nathan Missia-Dio – 6-8 – Overtime Elite (Belgium)
  5. Anthony Black – 6-7 – Coppell, TX
  6. Eric Dailey Jr. – 6-6 – Tampa, FL
  7. Prince Aligbe – 6-6 – Minneapolis, MN
  8. Grady Dick – 6-7 – Kansas
  9. Marquise Rice – 6-5 – Durham, NC
  10. Julian Philips – 6-7 – Blythewood, SC
  11. Brandon Miller – 6-8 – Antioch, TN
  12. Trey Patterson – Villanova
  13. Tre White – 6-6 – San Antonio, TX
  14. Earl Timberlake – 6-5 – Memphis
  15. Armel Traore – 6-8 – France
  16. Jabri Abdur-Rahim – 6-7 NA
  17. Addison Patterson – 6-7 – Nevada
  18. Cam’Ron Fletcher – 6-7 – Florida State
  19. Andre Jackson – 6-6 – UConn
  20. William Jeffress – 6-7 – Pittsburgh
  21. Keon Edwards – 6-7 – Phoenix, AZ
  22. Che Evans – 6-7 – San Diego State
  23. Lök Wur – 6-9 – Oregon