July 24, 2024

MIAMI — Javian Mallory will be at Miami on Friday, has an April trip to Syracuse set, and he is working on several others.

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The class of 2026 running back from Boca Raton (Fla.) West Boca Raton said Ohio State and Tennessee are pushing to get him on campus in the spring, and Florida State, Louisville and UCF are among other programs to catch his eye.

Let’s rewind the clock 14 short months ago … Jon Scheyer is in his first year as Duke’s head coach and his veteran guard Jeremy Roach is out with an injury. The 35-year-old rookie coach has to put his trust in freshman Tyrese Proctor, an Australian point guard who had just reclassified that summer, to steer the ship of this prestigious program.

Duke was in the midst of an injury-plagued season and there was nowhere else to turn except to its freshmen, particularly the young point guard from Down Under.

Proctor’s season to that point had been streaky, to say the least. At times the 247Sports five-star and No. 3 ranked point guard showed flashes of brilliance. Other times he looked like a kid still dipping his toe in the water to get a gauge of the tem

However, in early January of 2023, Proctor had no choice but to step up and try and steer the ship through the storm. It was a critical point of the 2023-23 season just as the Blue Devils dove into ACC play.

Of the bat, Duke took a nasty one-two combo when they lost 84-60 to N.C. State in Raleigh. Next, came Roach’s injury. The Blue Devils lost an experienced and stabilizing backcourt force. The Blue Devils headed into Boston College just three days later still dazed. It was time for this Australian to steer the ship to safety.

perature in this new style and level of basketball.

 

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