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Duke Recruiting: Whitehead Picks Blue Devils

Great news for soon-to-be coach Jon Scheyer

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 Montverde’s Dariq Whitehead drives toward the basket during the GEICO Nationals Tournament boys championship game at Suncoast Credit Union Arena in Fort Myers on Saturday, April 3, 2021. Montverde Academy (Florida) beat Sunrise Christian Academy (Kansas) 62-52. 
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Jon Scheyer’s head coaching career won’t start until next year but one thing is already clear: he’s not going to have trouble getting players.

After landing immensely promising big man Kyle Filipowski just a few days ago, Scheyer followed up on Sunday with a major commitment from 5-star 6-6 wing Dariq Whitehead.

Whitehead told ESPN that “[g]rowing up, Duke has always been the school of my dreams. I loved Coach K, the style of play and the type of players he recruited. Once my recruiting process began, I started having mixed feelings seeing all the other opportunities out there. I was getting so much love from different schools it made my decision hard. It wasn’t until my official visit, the moment I stepped foot on campus, I knew Duke was home.”

He also said that the G-League offer he got came just a day before he was going to announce so he really didn't have time to think it through much.

It’s also just the start of this cycle. Duke is after several other big timers including emerging star Jaden Schutt and big man Derek Lively.