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Duke’s Michael Proctor Transforms from Liability to Lockdown Defender



Beginning at Duke

After the 6-foot-5 guard announced his decision to reclassify in June and join the Blue Devils ahead of the season, Proctor recalls a few of the first open-gym runs at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

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Defensively, he wasn’t providing much resistance. He was more of a liability than a lockdown defender.

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The Shift in Mindset

Proctor, 18, had a different mindset in Australia.

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Though he’s become Duke’s primary point guard with a team-best average of 3.2 assists per game, Proctor is now the guy that guards the guy for the other team.

The Transformation

There are three games that immediately come to mind when breaking down Proctor’s development as a defender.

Staff writer Rodd Baxley can be reached at or @RoddBaxley on Twitter.



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