Tinkle announces his first recruiting class
Wayne Tinkle couldn't wait for signing day. It finally arrived Wednesday and the first nike air max plus year Oregon State men's basketball coach was thrilled about his four signees.
"We are very excited that we can finally comment on the recruits," Tinkle said. "A lot of work went into this recruiting class. People are going to be excited for more than just what they see on the court. They'll discover what each of these individuals stands for and the kind of character they have."
The class includes Derrick Bruce, a 6 foot 3, 165 pound guard from Orlando, Florida; Drew Eubanks, a nike golf hat 6 foot 10, 225 pound forward from Troutdale; Stephen Thompson Jr., a 6 foot 3, 165 pound guard from Torrance, California; and Tres Tinkle, a 6 foot 7, 215 pound forward from Missoula, Montana.
Thompson Jr. is the son of OSU assistant coach Stephen Thompson. Tres Tinkle is the son of the head coach.
"It's not like they are going to be the foundation, the foundation is going to be laid this season," Coach Tinkle said. "But they are going to be great pieces we add to the mix going forward as far as rebuilding OSU basketball."
The recruiting class has been among those mentioned as the best nationally.
"It's neat that they have a nice ranking and we'd rather have that than not," Tinkle said. "But what's more important is we are doing it with kids that are committed to the long haul. This is a group that's committed to being here four to five years, joining the people that we have here currently and adding to it down the road."
Eubanks attends Reynolds High where he is a four star forward and the top ranked 2015 player in Oregon by ESPN. He is also rated 134th overall on the Rivals 150 and 113th in the 247Sports Composite.
Thompson Jr. attends Bishop Montgomery High in Gardena, California, where he is a four star guard and ranked 69th on the ESPN 100. He averaged 23 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists as a junior and was invited to the Nike LeBron James Skills Academy, the Kyrie Irving Skills Academy, the NBA Top 100 Camp and the Pangos All American Camp.
Tres Tinkle attends Missoula Hellgate High where he is nike 20 a four star forward and No. 77 on ESPN's Top 100. He averaged 21.1 points and 7.4 rebounds as a junior and 20 points and 7.8 rebounds as a sophomore when Hellgate won the state championship.
Tinkle was named "Most Versatile" at the Nike EYBL, a "Jack of All Trades" by ESPN at the LeBron James Skills Academy and the "Best Player" at the Earl Watson Elite AAU program camp. He also attended the NBA Top 100 Camp and Kevin Durant Skills Academy.