CORVALLIS, Ore. — Former Missoula Hellgate and current Oregon State standout Tres Tinkle was named the Pac-12 Conference’s men’s basketball player of the week, the league announced Monday.
Tinkle, who was two-time Gatorade player of the year while at Hellgate, averaged 24.5 points, 8.0 rebounds, 6.5 assists and 2.0 steals in the Beavers’ wins over Washington State and Washington last week. The redshirt sophomore made 53.1 percent of his field goal attempts, 50 percent from behind the 3-point line, and 90.9 percent from the free throw line.
Tinkle scored a game-high 20 points against the Cougars and flirted with a triple-double against the Huskies with 29 points, 11 rebounds and a career-high eight assists.
According to OSU, Tinkle is the only Pac-12 player to score in double figures every game this season and has scored at least 10 points in 27 consecutive games, which is tied for the eighth-longest streak in program history.
It is the second player of the week honor in Tinkle’s Oregon State career.
The Beavers (13-11 overall, 5-7 conference) take their two-game winning streak on the road this week, traveling to UCLA on Thursday and USC on Saturday. Both games are scheduled to tip off at 9 p.m. (MT) on FS1.