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Tres Tinkle scores 1,000th career point, earns all-Pac-12 recognition

Posted at 11:00 AM, Mar 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-05 16:39:32-04

CORVALLIS, Ore. — It’s been a good few days for Tres Tinkle.

On Saturday, the former Missoula Hellgate High School star scored 18 points in Oregon State’s 92-67 win over Washington State, scoring his 1,000th career point in Beavers black and orange.

On Monday, Tinkle was named a first-team all-Pac-12 selection.

Tinkle, who twice won Montana’s Gatorade Player of the Year award at Hellgate, is in his third year at Oregon State, wrapping up his redshirt sophomore season after last year’s campaign was cut short due to a broken right wrist. He’s been one of the most consistent players in the Pac-12 Conference this season, averaging 18.0 points (ranking sixth in the conference), 7.2 rebounds (eighth), 3.8 assists (10th) and 1.4 steals (eighth) per game.

Tinkle, a 6-foot-8 forward, has scored in double figures in 33 consecutive games, dating back to last season, when he played the first six games before suffering his injury. It’s tied for the fifth longest streak of double-digit scoring in OSU history.

Tinkle has played in 63 career games at Oregon State, which is coached by his father, Wayne. The younger Tinkle has started 47 games and has scored a total of 1,014 points in his career, becoming the 42nd Beaver to hit the threshold. Teammates Stephen Thompson Jr. and Drew Eubanks also scored their 1,000th career points this season.

The Beavers (15-15 overall, 7-11 conference) enter the postseason this week, tipping off the Pac-12 Conference Tournament on Wednesday against Washington at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The game, scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. (MT), will be broadcast on the Pac-12 Network.

Deandre Ayton (Arizona), Justin Bibbins (Utah), Noah Dickerson (Washington), Tra Holder (Arizona State), Aaron Holiday (UCLA), Jordan McLaughlin (USC), Chimezie Metu (USC), Reid Travis (Stanford) and Allonzo Trier (Arizona) were also named to the all-Pac-12 first team.

For the complete list of the Pac-12’s all-conference teams, please click here.