Three OSU Men’s Basketball players earn Pac-12 honors, Tinkle named to All-Pac-12 First Team

OSU senior guard Stephen Thompson Jr. (MIDDLE) leads his team in a fast break against California forward Matt Bradley (LEFT). Thompson Jr. scored 21 points to help the Beavers secure the 79-71 victory, as well as two assists and two steals.

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Tres Tinkle, Stephen Thompson Jr. and Kylor Kelley received Pac-12 honors on Monday after votes were cast by the conference coaches.

Tinkle was named to the All-Pac-12 First Team and is the only repeat honoree to receive that designation. His award follows a season where he finished second in the Pac-12 in scoring with 20.7 points per game and fourth in steals per game with 1.7. Additionally, Tinkle has scored in double figures for 64 consecutive games, the second-longest streak in program history. 

Thompson Jr. was selected to the All-Pac-12 Second Team in addition to his honor of being the Scholar-Athlete of the Year. He will finish his last year with Oregon State as the program record holder for most made 3-point field goals with 230.  Thompson will finish fourth all-time for Oregon State scoring history.

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Kelley’s naming to the Pac-12 All-Defensive Team comes after a season where he was first in conference, and second in the nation, for his 3.4 blocked shots per game. He currently holds the school record for most blocked shots in a single game with 9, 102 blocked shots in a single season, and 15 consecutive games with a block.