Brad Tinsley

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Brad Tinsley
No. 13 – Lakeside Lightning
Position Point guard / Shooting guard
League State Basketball League
Personal information
Born (1989-05-10) May 10, 1989 (age 25)
Oregon City, Oregon
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school Oregon City (Oregon City, Oregon)
College Vanderbilt (2008–2012)
NBA draft 2012 / Undrafted
Pro playing career 2012–present
Career history
2012–2013 Okapi Aalstar (Belgium)
2013 Saint-Vallier Basket Drôme (France)
2014–present Lakeside Lightning (Australia)

Bradley Glen "Brad" Tinsley (born May 10, 1989) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Lakeside Lightning of the State Basketball League. He played his four-year college career at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee where he was the starting point guard. Tinsley played high school basketball at Oregon City High School in Oregon City, Oregon, where he was a top recruit.

High school career[edit]

In 2008, Tinsley led the Pioneers to state runner-up as a senior. He averaged 25 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists, and 3 steals during the season. Tinsley also won the Oregon Player of the Year[1] as well as the Gatorade Player of the Year in the state of Oregon[2] in his last season at Oregon City High School. He finished second in all-time leading scoring for "big schools" and fourth overall in the state of Oregon.[3] First on that list is Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love.[4] In 2007, his squad was the runner-up at the Les Schwab Invitational.[5]

Tinsley was a first-team all-league selection in all four years of high school and was all-state in his junior and senior seasons. He also lettered four times in basketball and baseball, and lettered twice in football.[3]

Recruiting[edit]

Tinsley was ranked 93rd in the ESPNU top 100 and was ranked 15th among point guards.[6] Tinsley originally committed to Pepperdine University but was released from his letter of intent[7] after the head coach, Vance Walberg, unexpectedly resigned.[8] Tinsley later signed with Vanderbilt[9] and was his final decision over Wake Forest University. He was also recruited by the University of Oregon, University of Southern California, and Arizona State University.[6]

College career[edit]

Tinsley played four-years of college basketball for the Vanderbilt Commodores from 2008 to 2012. As a senior, he played and started in all 36 games, averaging 9.0 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 4.1 assists per game.[3]

Tinsley is the only Commodore to ever record a triple double. On November 12, 2010, Tinsley finished with 11 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists.[10]

Career statistics[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2008–09 Vanderbilt 31 28 31.0 .419 .411 .824 2.5 2.8 0.6 0.2 11.0
2009–10 Vanderbilt 33 27 26.0 .405 .295 .863 2.5 2.8 0.5 0.2 6.9
2010–11 Vanderbilt 34 34 32.7 .436 .369 .824 3.7 4.6 0.8 0.2 10.6
2011–12 Vanderbilt 36 36 27.5 .474 .415 .855 2.6 4.1 0.6 0.1 9.0
Career 134 125 29.2 .434 .377 .838 2.8 3.6 0.6 0.2 9.3

Career highs[edit]

Professional career[edit]

Tinsley went undrafted in the 2012 NBA draft. In July 2012, he signed with EiffelTowers den Bosch of the Netherlands for the 2012–13 season.[11] However, he later left EiffelTowers due to an ankle injury.

In December 2012, he signed with Okapi Aalstar of Belgium for the rest of the season.[12] On January 31, 2013, he left Okapi after just 7 games.[13] On February 5, 2013, he signed with Saint-Vallier Basket Drôme of the French LNB Pro B for the rest of the season.[14][15]

In January 2014, he signed with the Lakeside Lightning for the 2014 SBL season.[16]

Career statistics[edit]

Season League Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2012–13
Basketball League Belgium
Okapi Aalstar
4 1 19.5 .333 .286 - 1.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 4.5
2012–13
FIBA EuroChallenge
Okapi Aalstar
3 0 25.7 .529 .500 - 1.0 1.3 0.3 0.0 7.3
2012–13
LNB Pro B
Saint-Vallier
13 9 28.0 .421 .413 .806 2.7 1.7 0.5 0.2 10.3
2014
State Basketball League
Lakeside
20 - 40.5 .507 .326 .811 4.6 6.3 0.5 0.2 27.4
  • Last updated: 6/22/2014

Personal[edit]

Tinsley's wife, Margaret, played college basketball at UC Santa Barbara.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "6A Boys All State Basketball Team". oregonlive.com. Retrieved February 1, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Oregon City's Tinsley named Gatorade Oregon Player of the Year". oregonlive.com. Retrieved February 1, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c "Player Bio: Brad Tinsley". vucommodores.cstv.com. Retrieved February 1, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Oregon Basketball Top-100 All-Time Leading Scorers". conradmorse.com. Retrieved February 3, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Game 32: Archbishop Mitty 86, Oregon City 75 - FINAL". oregonlive.com. Retrieved February 1, 2011. 
  6. ^ a b "Brad Tinsley 2008 Basketball Recruiting Profile". ESPN.com. Retrieved February 1, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Pepperdine releases Tinsley". oregonlive.com. Retrieved February 1, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Vance Walberg - Pepperdine's coach resigns". LAtimes.com. Retrieved February 1, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Prep hoops standout commits to Vanderbilt". nashvillecitypaper.com. Retrieved February 1, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Final: Vanderbilt 88, Presbyterian 47". vucommodores.cstv.com. Retrieved February 1, 2011. 
  11. ^ "EiffelTowers nabs combo-guard Brad Tinsley". Eurobasket.com. July 24, 2012. Retrieved July 25, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Okapi Aalstar lands Brad Tinsley to replace Jason Clark". Sportando.net. December 26, 2012. Retrieved January 1, 2013. 
  13. ^ Brad Tinsley departs Okapi Aalstar
  14. ^ "Brad Tinsley agreed terms with St Vallier". Eurobasket.com. February 5, 2013. Retrieved February 5, 2013. 
  15. ^ Brad Tinsley signs with Saint Vallier
  16. ^ a b "Lightning Sign Men’s Import". Lakeside.asn.au. January 20, 2014. Retrieved March 13, 2014. 

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