Duke Blue Devils freshman guard Tyrese Proctor has announced that he will return to the program for his sophomore season. There was some speculation that he would declare for the 2023 NBA Draft, but instead, he will spend at least one more season at Duke. He is likely to declare for the 2024 NBA Draft if he has the season he is expected to next year. Last offseason Proctor reclassified from the 2023 class to the 2022 class, joining Duke a season early. The 2024 NBA Draft was the original draft he was expected to enter.
Unfinished Business. Let’s run it back 5 ? pic.twitter.com/ldNkNDVUhC
— Tyrese Proctor (@TyreseProctor) March 27, 2023
As a freshman for the Duke Blue Devils, Tyrese Proctor averaged 9.4 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 3.3 assists per game. He paired those numbers with a field goal percentage of 38.1 percent and a three-point percentage of 32 percent. It was unclear how large of a role he would get after reclassifying onto a fairly loaded roster. Despite that, he played 29.3 minutes per game and earned a lot of playing time on that loaded roster. Proctor was creeping up the 2023 NBA Draft boards and had a real chance to go in the first round had he declared. Instead, he will return to the Duke Blue Devis and hope to play his way into a lottery selection in the 2024 NBA Draft.