2023 5-Star point guard Tyrese Proctor commits to Duke men’s basketball

The offseason has begun and the recruiting cycle is hot. Duke just received another for the class of 2023.

Tyrese Proctor announced Thursday night via Instagram that he will be joining the Blue Devils as another solid backcourt piece in Jon Scheyer’s second class as head coach.

The 6-foot-4 guard from Canberra, Australia and the NBA Global Academy made his debut Thursday as a five-star prospect and No. 9 overall rookie in his class on 247 Sports. The point guard joins a somewhat congested backcourt with five-star Caleb Foster and four-star Jared McCain after once appearing as a potential upgrade prospect.

He is a good point shooter and a skilled passer with a high basketball IQ. Although he has never been ranked as an international prospect, Proctor is certainly one of the best players in his category and he is capable of making an impact from the moment he speaks.

Proctor is also the second Australian native to bring his talents to Duke in recent years, as forward Jack White played at Durham from 2016-2020. Proctor chose the Blue Devils over the coach’s Arizona program leader Tommy Lloyd – who has been a strong draw of international talent in recent years – and turn pro in the NBA G League.


Micah Hurewitz

Micah Hurewitz is a Trinity sophomore and an associate Blue Zone editor of The Chronicle’s 117th volume.

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