Duke basketball lands official visit from latest offer recipient

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Duke basketball will soon host an elite talent from overseas.

On Thursday afternoon, On3 national recruiting insider Joe Tipton reported that NBA Global Academy (Australia) point guard Tyrese Proctor has now marked his calendar for an official visit to the Duke basketball program the weekend of Feb. 14. This news comes only two days after the 6-foot-4, 175-pound versatile playmaker announced his offer from the Duke Blue Devils.

Proctor, who enjoys a 6-foot-7 wingspan and would likely boast a five-star rating in the 2023 class if he attended school in the United States, has also scheduled an official visit to Arizona for this weekend. At the moment, the On3 Recruiting Prediction Machine sees Duke and Arizona as co-favorites.

Proctor’s offer sheet includes three other teams: Arizona State, Oklahoma, and Tennessee.

Reclass talk surrounding the Duke basketball recruitment of Tyrese Proctor

Not only is Tyrese Proctor a candidate to move up to the 2022 class, but the mere fact that the Blue Devils are now official suitors suggests they anticipate a reclass from either him or early 2023 Duke pledge Caleb Foster.

Foster, who stars for Oak Hill (Va.) and sits No. 12 on the 247Sports 2023 Composite, mentioned after his commitment in September that head coach-in-waiting Jon Scheyer assured he’d be Duke’s only focus at point guard in his class. However, Foster has recently noted that he and Scheyer plan to decide on his potential early arrival in Durham following this season.

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The Blue Devils rank No. 1 on the 247Sports 2023 Team Rankings with verbal pledges from Foster and Windermere (Fla.) four-star power forward Sean Stewart.

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