Tinkle and N'diaye earn medical hardship waivers

Oregon State announced on Tuesday that Cheikh N'diaye and Tres Tinkle were granted medical hardship waivers by the Conference.

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State men's basketball players Cheikh N'diaye and Tres Tinkle were officially granted medical hardships by the Pac-12 Faculty Athletics Representative Committee.
 
"I'm happy that Cheikh and Tres got their years back," Oregon State head coach Wayne Tinkle said. "It's why the rule exists and we're sure that both student-athletes will take advantage of it from an academic standpoint as well as athletically."
 
Both were eligible for a medical hardship because they played in nine games or less during the first half of the season and suffered season-ending injuries.
 
N'diaye played the first nine games of the season, with eight starts, before missing the final 23 contests with an injured left shoulder. He was averaging 3.6 points and 2.2 rebounds before the injury, while shooting 52.2 percent from the field.
 
The Dakar, Senegal native is eligible to be a redshirt senior next season. He has played 80 games in his four-year career and has a career shooting percentage of 64.9 percent (48-for-74) from the field.
 
Tres Tinkle was injured in the sixth game of the season when he suffered a broken right wrist in the final minutes against Fresno State. He was averaging 20.2 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists before missing the final 26 games with the injury.
 
The Missoula, Mont., native was named the first Pac-12 Player of the Week this past season after averaging 23.0 points and 13.5 rebounds in wins over Prairie View A&M and UTSA. He will be a redshirt sophomore next season.


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