Posted On: 06/3/19 11:51 PM

Dariq Whitehead is one of the top rising sophomores in the state of Florida.

The 6-foot-5 Montverde Academy forward was one of 30 national prospects invited to the USA Basketball U16 tryouts at University School in Davie.

Whitehead would not end up making the final 12-man squad, but the talented forward is expected to have a breakout season in 2019-2020.

“My eighth grade year that was the year of R.J. Barrett and them, so I sat and kind of learned,” said Whitehead, of Newark, N.J. “I learned a lot from them. So, my ninth grade year I played more. I didn’t get the minutes that I would believe, but I still took that year as a learning experience. He

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