Breaking down Tinkle's game
The commitment of 6-foot-6, 210-pound Missoula (Mont.) Hellgate hybrid forward Tres Tinkle was a big one for Oregon State. The son of Oregon State head coach Wayne Tinkle, Tres is ranked 79th in Scout.com's 2015 class and projects as a player who should ultimately be an all-conference type guy in Corvallis. Tres is a talented kid who knows how to play. At about 6-foot-6 with very long arms, Tinkle is still growing and if he can add a couple more inches - and maybe regardless - his stock would only rise. Tinkle is a very versatile prospect and an absolute winner; everything about him screams overachiever that is going to be successful at the next level. The lefty is a very good shooter from three and can hit shots off the catch and pull, preferably from the corner, where he appears to be most comfortable off the catch. He's better shooting from distance, but Tinkle is capable of backing in an opponent, using his footwork to create space, pulling up and knocking down a shot from about 10 feet out. He's an inside-outside presence that is capable of scoring around the basket. A very good passer, Tinkle isn't just a scorer but makes his teammates better with his vision and basketball IQ. Tinkle also plays hard on defense and rebounds well, getting a lot of points on putbacks. He's a hybrid forward that is somewhere in between the three and four, but because of his skill level and instincts, he'll likely be able to play both spots offensively at the next level. Defensively, he'll probably be a little bit better suited to guard an opposing four. Either way, this is a very big commitment for Oregon State. He has one of the highest floors out west in 2015 and can be counted on to be a very good player for his dad in Corvallis. Tres Tinkle is the second highest ranked prospect that Oregon State has landed since the inception of Scout.com national rankings in 2002, trailing only classmate Stephen Thompson, Jr.
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