Duke basketball recruiting: 4 fantastic facts about Dariq Whitehead

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A handful of tidbits say Duke basketball commit Dariq Whitehead will amaze.

Via his Sunday announcement, Montverde (Fla.) small forward Dariq Whitehead likely secured the title as the top prize in the first class under Duke basketball successor-in-waiting Jon Scheyer. At No. 6 overall on the 247Sports 2022 Composite, the 6-foot-8 five-star is sure to endear himself to fans upon taking the floor in Durham the season after next.

But on that note, it wouldn’t hurt now to start learning more about Whitehead, the person, with the following four encouraging tidbits…

The first fantastic fact about Duke basketball commit Dariq Whitehead

FACT: Whitehead hails from Newark, N.J., which just so happens to be the same home state as two of the 13 Duke greats who have hung jersey numbers in Cameron Indoor Stadium’s rafters.

Those former devilish Jersey floor generals are none other than 1991-92 back-to-back national champ Bobby Hurley and a 2001 April net-cutter in Jason Williams. True, Whitehead is not a point guard by trade, although he possesses the skills to fill in as a ballhandler at the ACC level.

Regardless of position, the New Jersey roots could be an omen for success with the Blue Devils. And the same goes for this next Whitehead nugget: