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Oregon State Basketball: Ranking The Top Five Individual Performances Of The 2017-2018 Season

Which player can claim the best individual display of the past season for the Beavers?

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1. Tres Tinkle (2/10 v. Washington in 97-94 Win)

Tinkle Leads On Thompson Jr.’s Heroic Night: Stephen Thompson Jr. would go on to seal the victory for the Beavers with a last-second three-pointer, but Oregon State needed all they could get from forward Tres Tinkle first, who had arguably one of the strongest outings of his career. Tinkle tallied 29 points, 11 rebounds and 8 assists, for a near triple-double performance in the team’s double-overtime win.

2. Drew Eubanks (11/18 v. Long Beach State in 89-81 Win)

A Huge Double-Double: Over the course of his stay in Corvallis, Drew Eubanks has become accustomed to double-doubles and in an early season clash against Long Beach State, the 6’ 10” forward delivered another key outing. Eubanks scored 26 points on an efficient 9-12 night from the field, in addition to controlling the glass with an 11-rebound performance. The junior big man also hit all eight of his free throw attempts and added 2 blocks in the victory.

3. Drew Eubanks (12/2 v. Loyola Marymount in 78-74 Win)

Eubanks’ Perfect Night: It’s not often that you see a player post a flawless night from the field, especially when that player pours in 22 points over the course of the game. However, that’s exactly what happened on December 2nd, when the Beavers bested Loyola Marymount, led by a perfect 10-10 display from forward Drew Eubanks. To add to his already high level of play, Eubanks also chipped in 5 rebounds and 4 blocks, just for good measure.

4. Stephen Thompson Jr. (12/5 v. Eastern Kentucky in 74-62 Win)

The Veteran Comes Through: No, Oregon State probably shouldn’t have needed a full forty-minute effort to slide by Eastern Kentucky back in early December, but when it all came down to it, the Beavers did just what they had to do to snag a victory. They can thank veteran guard Stephen Thompson Jr. for being the lead factor in that situation. Thompson Jr. paced Oregon State with a ridiculous 26 points and 6 assists, which came on a 10-16 shooting night.

5. Ethan Thompson (11/10 v. Southern Utah in 99-82 Win)

A Debut To Remember: In the 6’ 5” freshman’s collegiate debut, the youngest of the Thompson brothers started his Beavers career on the right foot with an impressive stat-sheet filling performance. Thompson finished with 20 points on a 7-14 performance from the field, while also grabbing 8 rebounds, dishing out 5 assists, blocking 3 shots and snagging 2 steals in the team’s 17-point victory.