Isaiah Whitehead

Isaiah Whitehead

No. 15 Brooklyn Nets
Position Point guard / Shooting guard
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1995-03-08) March 8, 1995
Brooklyn, New York
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight 213 lb (97 kg)
Career information
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
Playing career 2016–present
Career history
2016–present Brooklyn Nets
Career highlights and awards

Isaiah Whitehead (born March 8, 1995) is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for Seton Hall.

High school career

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 and, 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.[1]

College career

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 injury.[1]

At the conclusion of the 2015–16 regular season, Whitehead was unanimously selected to the All-Big East first team.[2] He also received the Haggerty Award, given to the New York area's top men's Division I basketball player.[3]

In March 2016, Whitehead declared for the NBA draft, forgoing his final two years of college eligibility.[4]

Professional career

Brooklyn Nets (2016–present)

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.[5] On July 8, he signed with the Nets and joined the team for the 2016 NBA Summer League.[6]


  1. 1 2 "Isaiah Whitehead Bio". Retrieved October 1, 2014.
  2. "Four Named Unanimously to MBB All-BIG EAST First Team". March 6, 2016. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  3. Carino, Jerry (April 12, 2016). "Seton Hall's Whitehead wins Haggerty Award". Retrieved April 12, 2016.
  4. "Seton Hall's Isaiah Whitehead to enter NBA draft, will not hire agent". March 18, 2016. Retrieved March 18, 2016.
  5. "Brooklyn Nets Acquire Draft Rights to Isaiah Whitehead". June 24, 2016. Retrieved June 24, 2016.
  6. "Brooklyn Nets Sign Isaiah Whitehead". July 8, 2016. Retrieved July 8, 2016.
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