Oregon State’s star basketball player Tres Tinkle has been fully cleared for all basketball related activities, according to Wayne Tinkle (first reported by Jon Rothstein).
Oregon State's Tres Tinkle (wrist) has been fully cleared for all basketball related activities, per Wayne Tinkle.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) July 31, 2017
Tres Tinkle has been recovering from a broken wrist, which he suffered in a game against Fresno State back in November of 2016. Tinkle was the teams leading scorer before getting injured (20.2 PPG), but was only able to play in six games before missing the remainder of the season. Tres Tinkle was granted an extra year of eligibility back in May though.
The Beavers are looking to erase the disappointing 2016-17 season, one that saw them finish with an abysmal 5-27 record. Oregon State has reason for optimism though, they are welcoming a talented incoming recruiting class featuring: Ethan Thompson, Zach Reichle and Alfred Hollins. That coupled with the return of Stephen Thompson Jr, Drew Eubanks, a fully-healthy Tres Tinkle and the rest of the returning roster could make Oregon State a surprise team in the Pac-12.
Overall Oregon State fans are trying to keep expectations measured for the upcoming season. But our friends over at Busting the Bracket think that Tres Tinkle could compete for Pac-12 player of the year honors. Regardless of what happens, if Tres Tinkle can stay healthy for the entire season then Beaver fans will count that as a victory.