Duke Star Tyrese Proctor Announces Decision on Basketball Future

The sophomore guard will be coming back to Duke for another season.
Mar 29, 2024; Dallas, TX, USA; Duke Blue Devils guard Tyrese Proctor (5) reacts after defeating the
Mar 29, 2024; Dallas, TX, USA; Duke Blue Devils guard Tyrese Proctor (5) reacts after defeating the / Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

After the news of sophomore forward Mark Mitchell entering his name into the transfer portal on Tuesday, the Duke Blue Devils received some great news on Thursday that should make fans happy going into next season.

Adam Zagoria of ZagsBlog reported that Duke sophomore guard Tyrese Proctor will return to the program for his junior season. Travis Branham of 247Sports confirmed Zagoria’s report of Proctor returning for next season.

If you are head coach Jon Scheyer, you are ecstatic that the 6-foot-5 Australian guard will be able to help out this team next season, which is bringing in a highly-touted recruiting class that features top HS recruit Cooper Flagg.

Proctor averaged 10.5 points, 3.7 assists, and 3.0 rebounds per game for the Blue Devils this season. The 6-foot-5 guard also shot 42.3 percent from the field and 35.2 percent from beyond the arc, which is a noticeable improvement from his freshman season (38.1 FG%, 32 3PT%). 

During the NCAA tournament, Proctor struggled offensively, scoring 10 points per game on 32.6 percent shooting from the field and 28.6 percent from three-point range. 

However, Duke fans should expect Proctor to bounce back and take his game to another level, especially if Jared McCain and Jeremy Roach take their talents to the NBA.

Proctor is already a solid defender at the college level but should be better next season with another year under his belt. Blue Devils fans await to see what decisions Kyle Filipowski, Roach, and McCain will make for next season.

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