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Men’s Basketball: Three Beavers Win All Conference Honors

Tres Tinkle, Stephen Thompson Jr., and Kylor Kelley were all honored by the Pac-12.

NCAA Basketball: Oregon State at Colorado Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The Pac-12 Conference announced its selections for its all conference teams this morning, and three Beavers were among the honorees.

For the second year in a row, Tres Tinkle was named to the All-Conference First Team. Tinkle had an absolutely dominating season for the Beavers, leading the conference in total scoring, with 601 points, and finishing second in points per game with 20.7, behind only WSU’s Robert Franks.

Tinkle also finished fifth in the conference in both total rebounds (237) and rebounds per game (8.2). Tinkle’s well rounded game play put him all over the Pac’s charts this year; he was also 4th in total steals (49) and 10th in assists (114).

NCAA Basketball: Oregon at Oregon State Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

Stephen Thompson Jr. was named to the All Conference Second Team in his final season with the team. He also cracked the Pac’s top 10 in total points (7th, with 488) and points per game (9th, with 16.3). Stevie was also dangerous defensively, finishing in 5th in the conference for steals with 47.

NCAA Basketball: Oregon State at Washington Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Kylor Kelley made the All Conference Defensive Team in his first year with the Beavers. Kelley has been feared all season for his blocks, and he easily finished first in the conference in the category, with 102. Kelley is currently second in the nation in blocks. Kelley also proved to be a consistent scoring threat, finishing second in the conference in field goal percentage, with 64.7

The winners of the conference’s individual awards will be announced this evening at 5:00 PM PT. Check back with Building the Dam and we’ll let you know if Tres pulls off Player of the Year or if Kylor can steal Defensive Player of the Year.