Team: Detroit Pistons
Height/Weight: 6’4″, 213 lbs.
Date of Birth: March 8, 1995
Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York
College: Seton Hall University
Born and raised in Brooklyn’s Coney Island, Whitehead attended Lincoln High School. A Rivals.com 5-star recruit, McDonald’s All-American and the 2014 New York Mr. Basketball, Whitehead committed to play collegiately at nearby Seton Hall.
As a freshman, Whitehead averaged 12 points and 3.9 rebounds per game, earning Big East Rookie Team honors. After the 2015–16 regular season, Whitehead was unanimously selected to the All-Big East first team. During his sophomore year, Whitehead recorded 18.2 points, 5.1 assists and 3.6 rebounds per game as he led Seton Hall to their first Big East Championship in 23 seasons. Whitehead’s sophomore year success earned him 2016 AP All-American Honorable Mention honors, as well as First-team All-Big East honors. At season’s end, Whitehead declared for the 2016 NBA Draft.
Whitehead was selected by the Utah Jazz with the 42nd overall pick in the 2016 draft, and was subsequently dealt to the Brooklyn Nets a day later. On January 3rd, 2017, Whitehead recorded his first career double-double against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Whitehead tied a career-high in scoring with 24 points against the Houston Rockets on November 27, 2017.
Off the court, Whitehead enjoys spending time with his daughter and giving back to his hometown community of Brooklyn. Whitehead is the first Brooklyn-raised player to play for the Nets since the franchise moved to the borough.
In December of 2017, Whitehead signed with Roc Nation Sports.