10. Utah Jazz take Tyrese Proctor
The Jazz traded Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert in the summer of 2022 and many expected them to bottom out, but new head coach Will Hardy had other ideas. Utah won 37 games and finished with the ninth-worst record in the league. They added a couple of talented rookies in the 2023 draft and will be looking to stockpile more young talent in this one.
Proctor had an up-and-down first season at Duke that kept him from entering the draft. He struggled mightily to start the year. His shots were not falling and it was affecting the rest of his game. The 6’5 guard turned it around in the second half and hopes to make a massive leap in year two.
Proctor is one of the best pick-and-roll ball-handlers in this class, which would be fantastic playing off Lauri Markkanen and Walker Kessler in Salt Lake City. The Blue Devils guard must improve his shooting and defense to reach his ceiling, but he makes plays that others only dream of.
Tyrese Proctor needs to lock in on both ends of the floor and prove he is one of the best in this class. Many had him going in the lottery before the start of last season, but he decided to return to school. The 6’5 guard must shine and quickly if he wants to be a top selection next summer.