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Oregon State Adds Three 2015 Commitments

Oregon State added three basketball commitments on Tuesday in Tres Tinkle, Stephen Thompson Jr. and Derrick Bruce.

Tinkle, a 6-foot-7 small forward, is ranked as the No. 45 prospect in the ESPN 100 and the top player in the state of Montana. He's the son of recently hired head coach, Wayne Tinkle.

Thompson Jr. is a 6-foot-4 shooting guard from Southern California. He is rated as the No. 55 prospect in the ESPN 100 and the fourth best player in California. His dad is also on staff as an assistant coach.

Bruce is the lone Tuesday commit without a dad on the coaching staff. He's a three-star point guard from Elev8 Basketball Academy in Florida.

The recent commits join three-star big man Drew Eubanks in the 2015 class, who committed to Oregon State last week. He is rated as the top prospect in Oregon by ESPN.

Oregon State has not reached the NCAA Tournament since 1990, but the 2015 recruiting class could help rebuild the program.

Via Andrew Nemec/The Oregonian

Hallice Cooke Transferring From Oregon State To Iowa State

Hallice Cooke will transfer from Oregon State to Iowa State.

The 6-foot-3 freshman guard averaged 8.2 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game last season. He shot 45.6 percent from three-point range.

Cooke will have to sit out next season due to NCAA transfer rules. He has three years of eligibility remaining.

Via Jon Rothstein/CBSSports.com

Oregon State To Hire Wayne Tinkle

Wayne Tinkle will be announced as the Oregon State head coach on Monday.

Tinkle was previously the head coach at Montana. He led the Grizzlies to three NCAA tournament appearances during his eight seasons as head coach.

He will replace recently fired Craig Robinson.

Via John Canzano/The Oregonian

Oregon State, Michigan State Had Hoped To Play Game At White House

Michigan State and Oregon State have shelved plans to play a game under a canopy on the White House grounds in the fall of 2016.

The Beavers fired Craig Robinson, brother-in-law to Barack Obama, this week.

“You’re always looking to explore unique opportunities for student-athletes, and that was one we were looking at,” Mark Hollis told the Free Press of the event that he devised as a way to honor Obama’s eight years in office. “It wasn’t a done deal, but it was one of the dreams. And it was very doable, in terms of logistics.”

Hollis is responsible for playing a game on an aircraft carrier in 2011, as well as a four-team barnstorming event in 2018.

Via Joe Rexrode/Detroit Free-Press

Oregon State Fires Craig Robinson

Oregon State has fired Craig Robinson as head coach.

In six seasons, Robinson went 95-104 with no NCAA tournament appearances. The Beavers went 16-16 last season and are losing all five starters from that team.

The Oregonian reported in March that Robinson would receive a buyout of $4 million.

Robinson began his tenure with a 18-win season in 2008-09, as he took a team that had lost 21 consecutive Pac-10 games and put the program on the right track.

Via Pete Thamel/Sports Illustrated

Eric Moreland To Leave Oregon State For NBA Draft

Eric Moreland will declare for the 2014 NBA Draft, leaving Oregon State after his redshirt junior season.

Moreland tested the NBA Draft waters last season when he finished second in the Pac-12 in rebounding, blocked shots and double-doubles.

Moreland averaged 8.9 points and 10.3 rebounds per game last season.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Johnson, Gordon Headline Pac-12 Awards

Nick Johnson of Arizona has been named Pac-12 Player of the Year.

Johnson was joined on the All-Pac-12 First Team by Aaron Gordon, Jordan Adams, Kyle Anderson, Jahii Carson, Justin Cobbs, Dwight Powell, Chasson Randle, Josh Scott and Delon Wright.

Gordon was also named Pac-12 Freshman of the Year.

On the All-Pac-12 Second Team are Jordan Bachynski, T.J. McConnell, Roberto Nelson, C.J. Wilcox and Joseph Young.

Bachynski was also named Defensive Player of the Year.

Joining Gordon on the All-Freshman Team are Bryce Alford, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Zach Lavine and Nigel Williams-Goss.

Via RealGM Staff Report
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