The Duke basketball program no longer boasts a five-star recruit.
Perhaps the biggest news of the offseason for the Duke basketball program was the reclassification of Tyrese Proctor from the 2023 recruiting class into the 2022 class to help bolster the backcourt for the Blue Devils.
However, Proctor lost an important classification as a result of his decision.
As a member of the Class of 2023, Proctor was ranked as a five-star recruit and the No. 17 player in the country, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings.
Since making the leap to the Class of 2022, Tyrese Proctor was dropped to a four-star prospect and now ranks as the No. 26 player in the country and No. 4 point guard in his class, according to the premier recruiting service.
The Blue Devils still have the top ranked incoming recruiting class which features five-star center Dereck Lively, five-star small forward Dariq Whitehead, five-star center Kyle Filipowski, five-star power forward Mark Mitchell, four-star shooting guard Jaden Schutt, and three-star center Christian Reeves.
Duke has also landed three transfers this offseason in Illinois’ Jacob Grandison, Northwestern’s Ryan Young, and Harvard’s Kale Catchings.
Duke basketball commit has chance to develop naturally
The addition of Tyrese Proctor, after Trevor Keels made his decision to remain in the 2022 NBA Draft, felt necessary for head coach Jon Scheyer but now the young prospect can develop at his own pace and not be pressed into major minutes immediately.
Junior Jeremy Roach will be the starting point guard for the Blue Devils this season and it is likely that Jacob Grandison will be the starting shooting guard for Duke after his recent commitment.
Proctor will come off the bench for the five-time National Champions and possess the skills needs to run the offense as a floor general-like point guard as well as having the ability to shoot the ball at a high percentage from 3-point range.