Tres Tinkle’s career at Oregon State has come with a laundry list of awards, accolades and recognition. On Wednesday, the 6’ 8” star added another bullet point to his resume, when he was named one of the top twenty small forwards in college basketball.
Tinkle was added the preseason watch list for the 2020 Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year Award, which is presented annually to the best small forward in college basketball. The Montana native and son of Oregon State head coach Wayne Tinkle shares the list with three other Pac-12 stand-outs in Arizona’s Josh Green, Washington’s Jaden McDaniels and Washington State’s CJ Elleby, as well as a bevy of talent from around the country, including student-athletes from Duke, Florida, Gonzaga, Louisville, Kentucky, Villanova and more.
The Julius Erving Small Forward Of The Year Award is voted on annually by a committee from the National Basketball Hall Of Fame, which will narrow it’s list down to just 10 finalists in February. The winner of the award will be announced on April 10th, at the College Basketball Awards show in Los Angeles.
Tinkle is coming off a strong 2018-2019 campaign, where he averaged 20.8 points, 8.1 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.7 steals per contest, while also shooting 48.3% from the field. He is one of the early favorites for Pac-12 Player of the Year, as he’s expected to help the Beavers back into contention in the league.
Oregon State’s regular season kicks off on November 5th at home against Cal State Northridge.