Duke basketball freshman impresses professionally on national stage

Duke basketball guard Tyrese Proctor (Photo by Robertus Pudyanto/Getty Images)
Duke basketball guard Tyrese Proctor (Photo by Robertus Pudyanto/Getty Images) /

Duke basketball incoming freshman Tyrese Proctor left a strong national impression

There has been one player missing from the Duke basketball summer workouts and its four-star guard Tyrese Proctor.

However, Proctor has a good excuse for not being in Durham yet as the 6-foot-5 guard was bursting onto the scene in international competition at the FIBA Asia Cup with the Australian Men’s National Team.

The ‘Boomers’ won the FIBA Asia Cup, its second ever championship in the event, and the 18-year old guard helped lead the charge to a two-point victory over Lebanon in the Finals, 75-73.

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Tyrese Proctor averaged 10.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 1.8 assists per contest over the course of six games as the Blue Devil shot 41.5-percent from the floor and an encouraging 40.7-percent from 3-point range.

The guard also only committed a total of five turnovers in the six games while logging 129 minutes.

Proctor added 10 points, four rebounds, and two assists in the title game.

The Sydney, Australia native competed at the NBA Global Academy and was originally a member of the NBA Global Academy and in the Class of 2023 before reclassifying into 2022 earlier in the summer.

Duke basketball guard looking to add to loaded roster

A five-star recruit in 2023, Tyrese Proctor dropped to a four-star prospect in the Class of 2022 and is ranked as the No. 27 player in the class and No. 4 point guard, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings.

Proctor is one of seven recruits coming to Durham as head coach Jon Scheyer is bringing in one the largest recruiting classes ever to Duke in his first year at the helm of the program with five-star center Dereck Lively, five-star forward Kyle Filipowski, five-star wing Dariq Whitehead, five-star forward Mark Mitchell, four-star guard Jaden Schutt, and three-star center Christian Reeves.

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Tyrese Proctor could create a dangerous combination in the Blue Devil backcourt alongside returning junior point guard Jeremy Roach as Duke tries to win its sixth National Championship.

Things begin for the 2022-23 Blue Devils on November 7 against Jacksonville inside Cameron Indoor Stadium.

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