Duke basketball recruiting target puts lid on reclass option

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Duke basketball may wind up with Tyrese Proctor, but not in its 2022 class.

While speaking this week to On3 national recruiting insider Joe Tipton, NBA Global Academy (Australia) point guard Tyrese Proctor addressed the chatter about his potential reclass from 2023 to 2022. The Duke basketball target has already earned his diploma. Furthermore, he turns 18 on April Fools’ Day.

But he informed Tipton that he intends to spend next season developing his on-court craft rather than make the early move to the college game.

A memorable Duke basketball experience for Tyrese Proctor

Tyrese Proctor, who remains unrated and unranked on major recruiting sites but would likely be a five-star if he attended school in the United States, received an offer from the Duke Blue Devils in late January. A few weeks later, the 6-foot-4, 175-pound multifaceted backcourt weapon was in the stands for the team’s home win over Wake Forest during his official visit in Durham.

Here’s a snippet of what Proctor told Tipton about that weekend:

“Those Crazies were something else. I’ve never seen anything like it…I felt like I had a good connection to the staff and the people there…The whole experience was pretty cool, you know, meeting Coach K. Not many people get to do that and especially talk to him on a deeper level.”

Only a handful of programs have extended an offer to Proctor, which is a bit surprising given his age and sheer talent level. Plus, Proctor noted to Tipton only three noticeably active college suitors at the moment: Arizona, Duke, and Tennessee.

As for a timeline, Proctor doesn’t have one. Instead, he’ll reveal his destination “whenever it feels right.”

The On3 Recruiting Prediction Machine sees Duke and Arizona tied for the lead.

Meanwhile, the Blue Devils hold commitments from two 2023 prospects: Oak Hill (Va.) five-star point guard Caleb Foster and Windermere (Fla.) four-star power forward Sean Stewart. It’s worth noting that Foster has yet to rule out a reclass to 2022.

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