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Saturday / October 23.
  • Class of ’22 Montverde Academy star Dariq Whitehead completes Duke visit

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    Four days after picking up an offer from Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski, Montverde Academy and Team Durant star Dariq Whitehead completed an unofficial visit to Duke.

    The Newark, N.J. native is ranked the No.3 small forward in his class, per 247Sports.com.

    Auburn, Florida State, Georgia, Kentucky, and Memphis are also in pursuit.

    Whitehead will keep his pro options in mind but has made it clear he wants to be recruited by colleges.

    “Over the last four years, Dariq has made incredible progress at Montverde,” said head coach Kevin Boyle, who has coached six top-3 NBA Draft picks since 2011. “He has developed into an honor roll student and into legitimate National Player of the Year candidate. If he continues to work hard and stay humble he has a very good chance to be a great two-way NBA player.

    He averaged 9.3 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 1.1 steals last season at Montverde.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.