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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 Rivals.com and 247Sports.com, 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.
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.
At the conclusion of the 2015–16 regular season, Whitehead was unanimously selected to the All-Big East first team. He also received the Haggerty Award, given to the New York area's top men's Division I basketball player.
In March 2016, Whitehead declared for the NBA draft, forgoing his final two years of college eligibility.
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. On July 8, he signed with the Nets and joined the team for the 2016 NBA Summer League.