Dariq Whitehead, a five-star recruit in the 2022 class, is a prospect with NBA potential who has been picking up scholarship offers from top programs all summer. But today he announced where he’ll be taking his talents.
In a video released on Sunday, Whitehead announced that he will be going to Duke and playing under Jon Scheyer. Whitehead explained that Duke has been his dream school since he was young.
The Blue Devils had been prohibitive favorites to land Whitehead for months. But they still had to ward off strong pushes from the likes of Kansas, Memphis, UCLA and FSU.
247Sports rates Whitehead as the No. 6 overall prospect in the Class of 2022. He is the No. 3 small forward in the nation, and the No. 2 prospect from the state of New Jersey.
"Growing up, Duke has always been my dream school.”
Dariq Whitehead, No. 6 overall prospect in the ESPN 100 for the class of 2022, is heading to Duke, per @PaulBiancardi.
— ESPN (@espn) August 1, 2021
Adding Dariq Whitehead is yet another huge pickup for coach-in-waiting Jon Scheyer. In the past few days, Scheyer has added two elite prospects to his first recruiting class.
Just this past Thursday, Scheyer and the Blue Devils added four-star center Kyle Filipowsky, who towers over opponents at 6-foot-11.
Duke’s two-man 2022 class currently ranks No. 6 in the nation and No. 2 in the ACC per 247Sports. But with several spots left to fill, that ranking is only going to get higher in the months to come.
The 2021-22 college basketball season will be Jon Scheyer’s first for Duke basketball, but he’s entering the job with a lot of good pieces in place.