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Tres Tinkle Named to Preseason Award Watch List

The Julius Erving Award, which goes to the country’s best Small Forward, is keeping its eye on Tinkle.

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Oregon State Small Forward Tres Tinkle has been named to the watch list for the Julius Erving Award, which is handed out to the nation’s best Small Forward every year. Last year the award went to Mikal Bridges of Villanova.

Also on the initial watch list this year are Louis King of Oregon, Kris Wilkes of UCLA, Matisse Thybulle of Washington and Robert Franks Jr. of Washington State. The Pac-12 is well represented.

It’s hard to name a front runner from this far out, but Cam Reddish of Duke certainly looks like he fits the bill. Nassir Little of North Carolina is another player to keep an eye on. Here’s the full list of semi-finalists. The list will be trimmed to 10 in the spring.

  • Dylan Windler, Belmont
  • Cam Reddish, Duke
  • Elijah Minnie, Eastern Michigan
  • Rui Hachimura, Gonzaga
  • Keldon Johnson, Kentucky
  • Sam Hauser, Marquette
  • Aaron Wiggins, Maryland
  • Caleb Martin, Nevada
  • Nassir Little, North Carolina
  • Louis King, Oregon
  • Tres Tinkle, Oregon State
  • Lamar Stevens, Penn State
  • O’Shea Brissett, Syracuse
  • Admiral Schofield, Tennessee
  • Jordon Varnado, Troy
  • Kris Wilkes, UCLA
  • De’Andre Hunter, Virginia
  • Jaylen Hoard, Wake Forest
  • Matisse Thybulle, Washington
  • Robert Franks Jr., Washington State

Tinkle obviously needs no introduction for Oregon State fans. Last year he was an All Pac-12 First Team Player, averaging 17.6 points per game, 7.2 rebounds per game, and 3.7 assists per game.

The Beavers’ season gets started on Saturday, October 27th, when they host Montana Tech for an exhibition. Their first regular season game will be on Tuesday, November 6th, when they host UC Riverside.