Newark’s Dariq Whitehead Adds Pittsburgh to College Hoops Recruitment Frey


Montverde Academy Prep (FL) guard Dariq Whitehead continues to stockpile college offers, as this time Pittsburgh anted up and added to the Newark, NJ’s, ever-growing list, yesterday Verbal Commits Tweeted.  

Whitehead, a 6-foot-5, 190-pound rising junior at the national powerhouse boys’ prep hoops program, holds offers from Iona, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Maryland, Seton Hall, Rutgers, Louisville, LSU, West Virginia, USC, Arkansas-Little Rock, Memphis, among other schools, per sources.  

Sure, Whitehead has his choice of where he would want to play collegiate hoops. But that is if the five-star player desires to go that route.

Several high school basketball insiders believe that the younger brother of NFL linebacker Tahir Whitehead could follow the path from high school straight to NBA in 2022, when the one-and-done college rule could be changed. 

Whitehead will be just 17 by the time the 2022 NBA Draft arrives. So he may require some mental and physical polish before diving into NBA water.  

However, if the NCAA scraps the rule and Whitehead does decide to enter the NBA Draft, he will likely join fellow high school basketball stars Emoni Bates and Jalen Duren in the 2022 NBA draft. 

— Jerry Del Priore

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