Wayne Tinkle Continues Family Connection Recruiting
Oregon State men’s basketball coach Wayne Tinkle has made good use of family ties in recruiting top talent to Corvallis, and that trend continues, with the announcement today by Ethan Thompson that he will be following his older brother Stephen Thompson Jr. to Corvallis.
The Thompson brothers father, of course, is Stephen Thompson Sr., who is on Tinkle’s staff.
E. Thompson is a 6’4″, 170 lb. shooting guard from Bishop Montgomery High School in Torrance, CA, and is rated a 4 star prospect by Rivals, ESPN, and Scout. Rivals has him as the #49 prospect overall in the 2017 class, while ESPN slots him at #51, and Scout at #53.
He picked Oregon State, the Corvallis community, and playing with his brother and for his father over offers from Stanford and Syracuse, the elder Thompson’s alma mater, as well as California, Arizona, and Boise State.
“I think it should help a lot to have both of them there,” Thompson said about his father and brother. “My dad has seen lots of players go through the transition to college, and my brother just went through it. They will both be able to guide me, and it will be great to be together again.”
Thompson should pack on a few more pounds by the time he’s ready to take the Gill Coliseum floor, and is virtually a carbon copy oh his 6’4″, 175 lb. brother.