The Lincoln High School (Brooklyn) star announced Thursday afternoon that he will attend Seton Hall University. Coincidentally, the announcement just happened to come on Talk Like a Pirate Day.
On Tuesday, Whitehead revealed that he had narrowed his list of potential schools to five: St. John’s, Seton Hall, Pittsburgh, Minnesota and Indiana. He visited the St. John’s Queens campus on Wednesday.
Seton Hall and St. John's had been running neck-and-neck for the prized recruit. But the senior surprised everyone by picking the smaller South Orange, New Jersey school over the other high-profile basketball programs.
The top-ranked shooting guard in the country according to ESPN and a top-15 player in both Scout’s and Rivals’ rankings, Whitehead averaged 21.1 points, 8.5 rebounds and 5.3 assists for the Railsplitters as a junior. Lincoln won the New York PSAL ‘AA’ championship with the 6-4 guard leading the way last season.