Brad Tinsley

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Brad Tinsley
MLP Academics Heidelberg
Position Point guard / Shooting guard
League 2. Basketball Bundesliga
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 career 2012–present
Career history
2012–2013 Okapi Aalstar (Belgium)
2013 Saint-Vallier Basket Drôme (France)
2014 Lakeside Lightning (Australia)
2014–present MLP Academics Heidelberg (Germany)

Bradley Glen "Brad" Tinsley (born May 10, 1989) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for MLP Academics Heidelberg of the German second league. He played college basketball for Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee where he was the starting point guard and 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 Cleveland Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love.[4] In December 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 in January 2008[7] after the head coach, Vance Walberg, unexpectedly resigned.[8] Tinsley later signed with Vanderbilt[9] after also considering 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 .6 .2 11.0
2009–10 Vanderbilt 33 27 26.0 .405 .295 .865 2.5 2.8 .5 .2 7.0
2010–11 Vanderbilt 34 34 32.7 .436 .369 .824 3.7 4.6 .8 .2 10.6
2011–12 Vanderbilt 36 36 27.5 .474 .415 .855 2.6 4.1 .6 .1 9.0
Career 134 125 29.2 .434 .377 .838 2.8 3.6 .6 .2 9.4

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 seven 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 State Basketball League season.[16] On August 9, 2014, he recorded a massive 56 points in the Lightning's 150-144 triple-overtime win over the Stirling Senators in Game 3 of their quarter-final series.[17][18]

On August 8, 2014, he signed with MLP Academics Heidelberg of the German Pro A league.[19]

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 .000 1.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 4.5
2012–13
EuroChallenge
Okapi Aalstar
3 0 25.7 .529 .500 .000 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 0.1 10.3
2014
State Basketball League
Lakeside
31 40.3 .501 .370 .802 4.4 6.0 0.7 0.2 28.4

Personal[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Greenfield, Patrick (April 9, 2008). "6A Boys All State Basketball Team". OregonLive.com. Retrieved February 1, 2011. 
  2. ^ Mills, Marshall (March 19, 2008). "Oregon City's Tinsley named Gatorade Oregon Player of the Year". OregonLive.com. Retrieved February 1, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c "Brad Tinsley Bio". vucommodores.com. Retrieved February 1, 2011. 
  4. ^ Binder, Doug. "Oregon Basketball Top-100 All-Time Leading Scorers". conradmorse.com. Retrieved February 3, 2011. 
  5. ^ Brown, Tim (December 29, 2007). "Game 32: Archbishop Mitty 86, Oregon City 75 - FINAL". OregonLive.com. Retrieved February 1, 2011. 
  6. ^ a b "Brad Tinsley – Basketball Recruiting – Player Profiles". ESPN.com. Retrieved February 1, 2011. 
  7. ^ Odom, Joel (January 28, 2008). "Pepperdine releases Tinsley". OregonLive.com. Retrieved February 1, 2011. 
  8. ^ Norwood, Robyn; Yoon, Peter (January 18, 2008). "Pepperdine's coach resigns". LATimes.com. Retrieved February 1, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Prep hoops standout commits to Vanderbilt". NashvilleCityPaper.com. May 2, 2008. Retrieved February 1, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Final: Vanderbilt 88, Presbyterian 47". vucommodores.com. November 12, 2010. 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.com. 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. 
  17. ^ Lightning vs Senators
  18. ^ Lightning overcome Senators in triple OT epic (Week 2 Saturday night Quarter Final SBL wrap)
  19. ^ Bradley Tinsley signs a deal in Germany with MLP Academics Heidelberg

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