Tyrese Proctor, a 6’1 guard from Sydney, joins the NBA Global Academy as a full-time live-in prospect.
Proctor, who is in the class of 2022, was one of the few Australians who was offered the scholarship. The 15 year old will move on from Trinity Grammar School to Canberra, to further his basketball journey with the NBA Global Academy.
“Tyrese joins the NBA Global Academy after strong performances at the U16 Australian National Championships and the U16 Australian National Team camps,” NBA Global Academy technical director, Marty Clarke said.
“His combination of athleticism, skill and court awareness makes him a potential leader. Tyrese can play at both guard spots, and having to play against a very talented, older guard group will help fast-track his development.”
Proctor, whose goal is to head to college and eventually the NBA, cites his shooting –especially on three-point shots and pull up jump shots– as a specific area of improvement.
The NBA Global Academy, which is housed at Basketball Australia’s Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Canberra, has been a global hub for top prospects outside of the United States.
Earlier in the year, the team participated in the NBA Academy Games in Atlanta, and emerged champions, with highlight performances from elite prospects like Mojave King and Josh Giddey, both of whom are on the college recruiting radar.