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, one of the best wing prospects in the 2023 draft, sustained a fractured foot on August 29th, 2022 and will miss at least the beginning of the season. Look for the Duke staff to be cautious with Whitehead and bring him back slowly. He’s an elite prospect and a likely lottery pick who should fully recover from this setback.

Dariq is a big time athlete who is smooth in the open court and can play above the rim. He’s got solid 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. His shooting improvement is a testament to his work ethic and determination to be the bet 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.


Comparisons

  • Brad Beal

Draft Projection

mid lottery to mid first round pick in the 2023 NBA Draft

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2023 Small Forwards

  1. Cam Whitmore – 6-7 – Villanova
  2. Brandon Miller – 6-8 – Alabama
  3. Dariq Whitehead – 6-5 – Duke
  4. Rayan Rupert – 6-7 – France
  5. Jordan Walsh – 6-7 – Arkansas
  6. Leonard Miller – 6-10 – Canada
  7. Baba Miller – 6-11 – Florida State (Spain)
  8. Gradey Dick – 6-7 – Kansas
  9. Maxwell Lewis – 6-7 – Pepperdine
  10. Arthur Kaluma – 6-7 – Creighton
  11. Julian Phillips – 6-7 – Tennessee
  12. Dillon Mitchell – 6-7 – Texas
  13. Jalen Wilson – 6-8 – Kansas
  14. Jaime Jaquez Jr. – 6-7 – UCLA
  15. Terrence Shannon Jr. – 6-7 – Illinois
  16. Emoni Bates – 6-8 1/2 – Eastern Michigan
  17. Colby Jones – 6-6 – Xavier
  18. Andre Jackson – 6-6 – UConn
  19. Marquise Rice – 6-5 – Kansas
  20. Matthew Mayer – 6-9 – Illinois
  21. Tre White – 6-6 – USC
  22. Nathan Missia-Dio – 6-8 – Overtime Elite (Belgium)
  23. Cam’Ron Fletcher – 6-7 – Florida State
  24. Abramo Canka – 6-7 – Italy
  25. Mario Nakic – 6-7 – Serbia
  26. Yannick Kraag – 6-8 – Netherlands
  27. Armel Traore – 6-8 – France