Whitehead in the 2014 McDonald's All-American Game.
|No. 15 – BC Astana|
|Position||Point guard / Shooting guard|
VTB United League
FIBA Asia Champions Cup
|Born||March 8, 1995|
Brooklyn, New York
|Listed height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Listed weight||213 lb (97 kg)|
|High school||Abraham Lincoln|
(Brooklyn, New York)
|College||Seton Hall (2014–2016)|
|NBA draft||2016 / Round: 2 / Pick: 42nd overall|
|Selected by the Utah Jazz|
|2017–2018||→Long Island Nets|
|2019||Grand Rapids Drive|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
High school careerEdit
Whitehead rose to prominence playing for Abraham Lincoln High School, and was a highly touted recruit coming into college. Whitehead played at the 2014 McDonald's All-American Boys Game, the 2014 Jordan Brand Classic, and many other prestigious tournaments in high school. He was labeled a five-star recruit by Rivals.com and 247Sports.com, being named Mr. New York Basketball, the recipient of the 2014 PSAL Wingate Award, Co-Most Valuable Player in the 2013 Under Armour Elite 24 game, and the highest-rated New York City recruit since 2009.
Whitehead was named preseason Big East Rookie of the Year and made the All-Rookie Team as a freshman. He was twice selected as Rookie of the Week on December 8 and December 15. He missed nine games during the season due to a stress fracture in his right foot.
At the conclusion of the 2015–16 regular season, Whitehead was unanimously selected to the All-Big East first team. He also received the Haggerty Award, given to the New York area's top men's Division I basketball player. Whitehead led Seton Hall to their first Big East Championship in 23 years. The Pirates took down Creighton, Xavier and Villanova in the final. Whitehead was awarded with the Tournament's Most Outstanding Player award. Next, the Hall earned their first NCAA berth in 10 years. Seton Hall was defeated by the Gonzaga Bulldogs in the first round in Denver.
Brooklyn Nets (2016–2018)Edit
On June 23, 2016, Whitehead was selected by the Utah Jazz with the 42nd overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft. He was later traded to the Brooklyn Nets the following day. On July 8, 2016, he signed with the Nets and joined the team for the 2016 NBA Summer League. On January 6, 2017, Whitehead recorded his first career double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds in 116–108 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers. On March 10, 2017, he scored a career-high 24 points in a 105–96 loss to the Dallas Mavericks. On April 8, 2017, with one block against the Chicago Bulls, Whitehead tied an all-time team record by a guard in a single-season with 36, set by Darwin Cook during the 1980–81 season.
On November 27, 2017, Whitehead tied his career high with 24 points while shooting 10 of 16 from the field in a 117–103 loss to the Houston Rockets. During the 2017–18 season, he has been assigned multiple times to the Long Island Nets of the NBA G League. He was traded to the Denver Nuggets and later waived.
In 30 games of the 2017–18 NBA G League season, Whitehead has averaged 22.3 PPG, 3.7 RPG and 3.6 APG in 28.7 minutes per game.
Lokomotiv Kuban (2018–2019)Edit
Detroit Pistons / Grand Rapids Drive (2019)Edit
In four games of the 2018–19 NBA G League season, Whitehead has averaged 19.5 PPG, 4.5 RPG and 6.3 APG in 33.8 minutes per game.
BC Astana (2019–present)Edit
NBA career statisticsEdit
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
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