Duke’s basketball is expected to drool over Dariq Whitehead’s high school show.
On a recent trip to Florida, two-time Utah Jazz All-Star goaltender Donovan Mitchell examined the state’s prep hoops scene, including future little Duke basketball forward Dariq Whitehead.
It looks like Whitehead single-handedly gave Mitchell their bang for their buck splashing five 3-pointers to help Montverde Academy clinch a decisive 84-26 season opener over Life Christian Academy.
High school scores are almost non-existent. But the highlights below show that Whitehead (wearing # 4 in white) also delivers multiple driving scores and dazzling pennies while refusing to play at a pace other than his own. The level of confidence is well beyond his years:
Now here’s a zoom in on another recent performance from the 6-foot-8, 205-pound New Jersey native. It comes with the lovable The ball is life, who himself called the likely single Blue Devil a “future NBA star”:
A highly ranked Duke basketball class already
Dariq Whitehead, a five-star who announced his college destination in early August and recently earned a spot at No.5 on the 247Sport 2022 Composite, isn’t the only top prize for the Duke Blue Devils along the 2022 recruiting path.
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No, the program has met a few additional potential needs through two additional engagements in the past two months. Five-star power forward Kyle Filipowski, who now sits 14th, and four-star shooter Jaden Schutt, who rose from 107th to 73rd, plan to join Whitehead at Duke for the 2022-2023 campaign.
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With all the ranking bumps of future Blue Devils, Duke’s three-tier scouting squad overtook Kansas at No.2 on the 247Sport 2022 team ranking.
In addition, pending head coach Jon Scheyer and his cohorts appear to remain in contention for at least four other high schoolers: five-star big man Dereck Lively, five-star small forward Mark Mitchell, five-star shooting guard JJ Starling. , and the five-star combo guard Anthony Black.