Tyrese Proctor Gives Credit To His Parents For The Athletic Career

Tyrese Proctor parents Roderick Proctor and Melissa Proctor are his greatest supporters. Roderick is an American citizen living in Sydney and Melissa is an Australian.

Tyrese is often credited as one of the most talented basketball players of 2023. At just the age of 18, he has already represented the Australian national team, nicknamed the Boomers, at the FIBA World Cup Qualifier. 

Also, Proctor is the second Australian athlete to play for the Duke University basketball team Blue Devils. The point guard was selected to join the NBA Global Academy in 2021, which opened his chance to play professional basketball in the US. After receiving multiple offers from universities in the states, he finally committed to play for Duke University in April 2022.

During the ongoing 2022-23 NCAA Basketball season, Tyrese has played a total of 35 games and started in 33. He has scored 109 field goals from 289 attempts. Likewise, the teenager has also scored 46 3-Point Field Goals out of 142 attempts.

Tyrese Proctor Father Roderick Proctor And Mother Melissa Proctor

Tyrese Proctor parents Roderick Proctor and Melissa Proctor live in New South Wales, Australia. Roderick is a former basketball player whereas Melissa is a school principal.

Tyrese was born on April 1, 2004, as the first child born from Melissa and Roderick’s marriage. He grew up alongside a younger sister in Sydney, Australia, and also has an elder half-brother.

Roderick Proctor

Tyrese Proctor dad Roderick “Rod” Proctor is a former basketball player from Mississippi.

Born in the US, Proctor played college basketball as a point guard for Mississippi College. He led his college basketball team to the Gulf South Conference victory in the 1993-94 season. 

During his college career from 1990 to 1994, Roderick completed a total of 283 assists with an average of 2.6 assists per game. 

Roderick eventually moved to Australia when he started competing in the Australian League. He initially played for Bankstown Bruins before becoming the captain of West Sydney Slammer in 1997. He also led the Sydney Comets to three consecutive Waratah League Championship wins from 2002 to 2004. 

Proctor played a total of 18 seasons, during which he won awards and honors like the Peter Lopez Most Inspirational Player Award, NSW State League Player of the Year Award, and Golden Hands Award. 

As of 2023, Tyrese’s father works for the Bankstown Basketball Association as the Coaching Director and Skills/Development Manager. 

Tyrese considers his dad the greatest inspiration of his life. It was Roderick who first handed the 18-year-old a basketball when he was only two. Further, he has given valuable basketball lessons to his son which has shaped the young athlete’s career. 

Melissa Proctor

Tyrese’s mom Melissa Proctor is the Principal at Greenacre Public School in Greenacre, New South Wales. She has worked as a teacher for more than 25 years now. 

Proctor was a leading figure during the 2022 NSW teachers’ strike. She protested the regular shortage of teachers in her school.

Before joining Greenacre PS, Melissa worked as the Principal at Bass Hill Public School in Bass Hill, NSW. She is often credited for turning around the previously poorly-managed school. 

During her tenure, she stopped the culture of students walking out in the middle of a class and controlled the violence and bullying of students. She also dropped the students’ annual suspension rate from 50 in 2014 to 1 in 2017.

For her contributions to the Bass Hill school, Melissa won a scholarship granted by the Harvard Club of Australia Scholarship Program. She got the opportunity to participate in a leadership course at Harvard University.

Tyrese Has A Sister And A Half-Brother

Tyrese Proctor siblings are his younger sister Kaila Proctor and elder half-brother Theorsio Proctor. 

Kaila is the only daughter of Melissa and Roderick, whereas Theorsio was born in his father’s former relationship.

Kaila Proctor

Kaila is an aspiring basketball player like her elder brother Tyrese. She initially played for Endeavour Sports High School.

In 2020, Proctor was chosen to participate in the Sand Slam organized by Basketball NSW.  She was the only player under the Sutherland Rep Program to get the chance to compete in the 2021 tournament.

Kaila represented the U14 Metro Girls alongside players like Eva Bailey, Elodie Boreham, Lulu Castillo, Sophie Dix, and more. The teenager currently plays for the Sutherland Sharks. 

Likewise, Proctor won the Junior Athlete of the Year at the TSP Basketball Awards in 2022.

Theorsio Proctor 

Tyrese’s half-brother Theorsio is an Operations Manager in Jackson, Mississippi. As per his LinkedIn bio, Proctor has been employed at BroadPath since September 2019.

His area of expertise includes business analysis, data analysis, performance management, consulting, coaching, personal development, Microsoft Power BI, and organizational leadership, among others.

Before joining BroadPath, Theorsio worked as a Learning and Development Manager at Xerox for over five years. Likewise, he was employed as a front desk manager by Clarion Hotel from March 2010 to February 2014.

Proctor attended Bailey Magnet High School from 2004 to 2008. He graduated high school with a 3.2 GPA and also joined a secondary diploma program at the same school.

The Mississippi native is relatively popular on Instagram with over 3k followers. He also has more than 1k followers on Facebook.