The offseason has begun and the recruiting cycle is hot. Duke just got another one for the Class of 2023.
Tyrese Proctor announced Thursday evening via Instagram that he would be joining the Blue Devils as another strong backcourt piece in Jon Scheyer’s second class as head coach.
The 6-foot-4 guard from Canberra, Australia and the NBA Global Academy debuted Thursday as a five-star prospect and the No. 9 overall recruit in his class on 247 Sports. The point guard is joining a somewhat crowded backcourt with five-star Caleb Foster and four-star Jared McCain after once appearing as a potential reclassification prospect.
He is a good spot-up shooter and skilled passer with a high basketball IQ. Though previously unranked as an international prospect, Proctor is certainly one of the top players in his class and figures to make an impact the moment he takes the floor.
Proctor also figures to be the second Australia native to take his talents to Duke in recent years, as forward Jack White played in Durham from 2016-20. Proctor chose the Blue Devils over head coach Tommy Lloyd’s Arizona program—which has been a strong attractor to international talent over the last several years—and going pro in the NBA G League.
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Micah Hurewitz is a Trinity junior and a sports managing editor of The Chronicle's 118th volume.