Duke basketball guard Tyrese Proctor explained just how tough it is to play in Cameron.
There is always an adjustment for freshmen jumping from the high school level to college basketball and that learning curve came in a couple different ways for Duke basketball guard Tyrese Proctor.
Proctor has already spoken about how it took him time to adjust to the speed and physicality of the collegiate style of basketball this offseason, specifically how he became much more comfortable once he was moved to the primary point guard role.
Despite his success, he recently shared that there was a major learning curve with playing in historic Cameron Indoor Stadium.
“It’s a stadium like no other, you cannot really put it into words,” Proctor said of Cameron in his recent appearance on SportsCenter Australia.
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“You just have to be there and experience it. I think everyone in their life should go to a game in Cameron. It’s an atmosphere you will never forget.”
The 6-foot-5 guard returned to his native country following Duke’s offseason workout program and ahead of the beginning of the fall semester in Durham.
Duke basketball guard reveals biggest adjustment to Cameron Indoor Stadium
However, getting used to the banners hanging in the rafters and the tight confines were not the only thing that Tyrese Proctor needed to adjust to.
“I remember the first couple of games I got a headache from how loud it was,” Proctor revealed.
Interestingly, his claims of a headache are backed up by his play on the court as he was a combined 1-for-12 from the floor in Duke’s first two games — both played inside Cameron Indoor Stadium — with just five total points.
Proctor also revisited his reasons why he opted to return to the Blue Devils this offseason instead of declaring for the NBA Draft and his relationships with some of the players on the Australian Men’s National Team as they compete in the FIBA World Cup.
The expectation is that Tyrese Proctor will be the starting point guard for Duke this season as many experts expect the Blue Devils to be serious contenders for the National Championship.