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Dariq Whitehead

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: SG SFFROM: Duke
(Montverde)
HT: 6-4 1/2WT: 195
BORN: 08/01/04YEAR: Fr.WING: 6-9REACH: NA

Draft Notes

Dariq Whitehead sustained a fractured foot on August 29th, 2022 and missed the beginning of the season. Once back, he never fully looked the same and didn’t show the same lift and overall athleticism. He has now undergone a second (pre-scheduled) surgery on his foot and will hopefully be back by training camp.

Dariq has developed into much more than just a run/jump athlete, showing an improved ability to get his own shot and becoming a consistent threat from 3pt land. His shooting improvement is a testament to his work ethic and determination to be the best he can be.

He projects as a standout defender who can guard 1-3.

Has a nice frame with broad shoulders and a +4 wingspan.

His draft stock will hinge on how NBA teams view his health.


Comparisons

  • Brad Beal
  • Allen Crabbe

Draft Projection

mid first to early second round pick in the 2023 NBA Draft

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2023 Small Forwards

  1. Brandon Miller – 6-8 – Alabama
  2. Bilal Coulibaly – 6-8 – France
  3. Cam Whitmore – 6-7 – Villanova
  4. Gradey Dick – 6-7 – Kansas
  5. Rayan Rupert – 6-7 – France
  6. Sidy Cissoko – 6-7 – G League Ignite (France)
  7. Brice Sensabaugh – 6-6 – Ohio State
  8. Maxwell Lewis – 6-7 – Pepperdine
  9. Dariq Whitehead – 6-5 – Duke
  10. Jaime Jaquez Jr. – 6-7 – UCLA
  11. Colby Jones – 6-6 – Xavier
  12. Andre Jackson – 6-6 – UConn
  13. Jordan Walsh – 6-7 – Arkansas
  14. Julian Phillips – 6-7 – Tennessee
  15. Seth Lundy – 6-6 – Penn State
  16. Keyontae Johnson – 6-5 – Kansas State
  17. Emoni Bates – 6-8 1/2 – Eastern Michigan
  18. Jordan Miller – 6-7 – Miami
  19. Kobe Brown – 6-8 – Missouri
  20. Jalen Wilson – 6-7 – Kansas
  21. Jalen Slawson – 6-7 – Furman
  22. Alex Fudge – 6-8 – Florida
  23. Matthew Mayer – 6-9 – Illinois