Player Profile: Isaiah Whitehead – The Local Kid

For a Brooklyn native, getting traded to the Nets is probably a dream come true. That’s exactly what happened to Isaiah Whitehead, the 56th overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft. When the opportunity to acquire Whitehead presented itself, Brookly Nets GM Sean Marks did not hesitate. In addition to Whitehead’s tenacity and professionalism, Marks was especially keen on his Brooklyn grit. He should get plenty of chances to make the final 15-man roster for the upcoming season.

During his time at the Abraham Lincoln High School, Isaiah Whitehead was turning heads wherever he went. Prior to selecting a college, he was considered a 5-star recruit by many distinguished college basketball sites. He was a part of the 2014 All-Star Boys Game, as well as the highest-rated recruit from New York in five years. With many prestigious colleges fighting for his services, Whitehead decided to join the Seton Hall University.