4. Tyrese Proctor
Proctor is entering his second season at Duke and ready to prove that his poor start as a freshman was a fluke. The 6’5 guard lost his shot and struggled mightily to begin his college career, but turned things around to average 11.0 points, 4.2 assists, 2.9 rebounds, and 0.8 steals in 32.0 minutes each night over his final 20 contests.
Tennessee bounced the Blue Devils in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, but scouts are excited to see what Proctor and Kyle Filipowski can do in year two. Duke is projected to be in the national title picture and much will hinge on Proctor’s play, especially in the tournament.
He shot 38.1 percent from the field and 32.0 percent on his threes as a freshman. Those numbers improved significantly in the second half, but can the 6’5 guard prove he is an above-average long-range marksman?
The 19-year-old is one of the best passers in this class and has the potential to become a starting point guard in the NBA. His court vision and playmaking have him as a consensus lottery pick. The 6’5 guard is a strong on-ball defender. He must add strength and iron out his jumper to reach his ceiling. If Tyrese Proctor shows improvement in those areas, he could be a top-five pick in June 2024.