Three-star 2008 prospect Brad Tinsley has led his Oregon City (Ore.) High School team from the point guard spot to a 20-4 record and No. 9 ranking in the state. A handful of high-major schools have watched the 6-foot-3, 180-pound sophomore play this season, and Tinsley has a favorite out of those schools.
"Most of the Pac-10 and Gonzaga are recruiting me," said Tinsley. "Oregon and Oregon State have both watched me play two or three times. Washington State and Gonzaga have also watched me play."
Tinsley recently visited his favorite school and watched Gonzaga host Stanford.
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"Gonzaga would be my favorite," he said. "The campus is nice, and their offense fits me. I like to play a fast break style.
"I was there for the Stanford game, and it was crazy. The gym was packed. They also showed me around the campus, and I toured the facilities."
Averaging 21 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists per game, Tinsley had this assessment of his game.
"I have played pretty good," he said. "I haven't shot the three as well as I would like, but it has gotten better lately. I have been driving very well, making moves and finishing."
Tinsley will play with the Portland Elite Legends again this summer, and he expects to be playing alongside 2007 elite prospect Kyle Singler.
Brad Tinsley scouting report:
A competitive multi-sport athlete, Tinsley is a heady player with above average athleticism. He handles the ball well, makes good decisions and works hard on defense. He has the ability to go either direction and score off the dribble but does need to improve the consistency of his long range jumper.