Dariq Whitehead is a professional basketball player from the United States of America. He plays in the National Basketball Association and was drafted in 2023 by the Brooklyn Nets. He has played for the Nets since 2023. He also played for the Long Island Nets in the NBA G League.

Player Profile and Personal Life

Dariq Miller-Whitehead was born on August 1, 2004, in Newark, New Jersey in the United States of America. He stands 198 cm tall and his weight was last listed at 100 kg. He is right-handed and he is a small forward.

His brother Tahir Miller-Whitehead plays in the National Football League.

Team 3015 brooklyn nets Brooklyn Nets
Position Small Forward
Height / weight 1.98 m / 100 kg
Born 1 Aug 2004
Nationality United States United States
Playing Style Right Handed
Team History
3015 brooklyn nets Brooklyn 2023 - present
Long Island Nets 2023 - present

High School and College Career

He attended Montverde Academy in Montverde, Florida. Later, he committed to play college basketball for Duke University and he was there from 2022 to 2023.

In 2022, he was named Mr. Basketball USA and the Naismith Memorial Player of the Year. He also played in that year’s Jordan Brand Classic and the Nike Hoop Summit.

Professional Career

He turned pro in 2023 and was a 1st round - 22nd overall pick, selected by the Brooklyn Nets. He signed with the Nets in 2023 and from 2023 to 2024, he also played for their NBA G League affiliate team, the Long Island Nets.

Career Highlights

  • 2022 - Mr. Basketball USA
  • 2022 - Naismith Prep Player of the Year
  • 2022 - McDonald’s All-American Game MVP
  • 2022 - Jordan Brand Classic
  • 2022 - Nike Hoop Summit

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