Brooklyn Nets sign Dariq Whitehead

The Nets have signed Dariq Whitehead.|Art or Photo Credit: AP

BROOKLYN – The Brooklyn Nets have signed guard/forward Dariq Whitehead, the 22nd overall pick in the 2023 NBA Draft, to a multi-year contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released.

Whitehead (6’7”, 220) spent one year at Duke University (2022-23) and averaged 8.3 points on 42.1 percent shooting from the floor and 42.9 percent shooting from 3-point range, 2.4 rebounds and 1.0 assists over 20.6 minutes per game in 28 games (seven starts). The Newark, N.J., native’s 3-point percentage placed fifth all-time among Duke freshmen. The 18-year-old averaged 10.5 points and 3.0 rebounds while shooting 62.5 percent from beyond the arc in 28.0 minutes per contest over two NCAA Tournament games. Whitehead attended Montverde Academy in Florida, where he achieved Naismith High School Player of the Year honors and earned the Most Valuable Player award at the 2022 McDonald’s All-American Game.