Cass Tech junior Khalil Whitehead is a bit under the radar, but he appears to be on the fast rack toward being one of the best prospects in Michigan regardless of class.
The 6’5 wing had a strong performance at the Battle of the Best with 20 points and 5 rebounds.
Here’s our take on Khalil’s game:
Physical Tools – at 6’5 with good length and the ability to add 25 pounds without losing agility, Whitehead fits the prototype physical profile of a college wing.
Good Shooter – Khalil has a very good looking stroke off the catch from distance with nice arch and good rotation.
Athleticism – Whitehead has good explosion around the rim jumping off 1 or 2 legs. He shows good lateral movement on defense and can out-athlete 99% of the opposition at the high school level.
Upside – no doubt this is the best thing about Khalil, as he’s already a productive player that isn’t even remotely close to being a finished product. With continued development on both his body and skillset he has potential to be a high-major Division I prospect.
Areas for Development:
Ballhandling/Shot Creation – Whitehead was strictly a catch and shoot player in the half court, he did not attack the defense off the dribble at all. In order to take his game to the next level, he has to become more comfortable creating his own offense and playmaking for others.
Muscle Mass/Strength – adding 20-25 pounds of muscle mass will help Whitehead absorb contact while maintaining balance on both ends of the court. He can really become a lockdown defender and plus rebounder from the wing spot at the next level if this happens.