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One and done? Duke University could make Tyrese Proctor’s NBA dreams a reality

In an era of NBL Next Stars contracts and G League Ignite opportunities, Tyrese Proctor will traverse a more traditional path towards the NBA. The Sydney native has committed to NCAA powerhouse Duke University, albeit with one eye on the 2023 NBA draft, where he could follow in the footsteps of Josh Giddey and Dyson Daniels. Like Giddey and Daniels, Proctor developed his craft at Canberra’s NBA Global Academy, and quickly emerged as Australia’s top 2004-born prospect.

“I had the NBL Next Stars and the G League and some other colleges but to be honest, it just felt like the right thing for me,” Proctor told ESPN, regarding his decision to join Duke.

Proctor’s flashy handles and fearless stepback shooting have drawn attention for several years, but his star truly grew at the 2022 Australian Under-20 Championships. Aged just 18, the double bottom ager averaged a tournament-high…


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