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SO GOOD: Hellgate's Tres Tinkle

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He led his team to a state championship as a sophomore, he currently leads the state in scoring, and he's received multiple D1 offers, but what is it that makes Hellgate's Tres Tinkle so good?

"Well Tres spends a lot of time at it, he is certainly gifted, he's talented and athletic but he puts in the time," said Hellgate Head Coach Jeff Hayes.

"I think his best attribute is his finishing, sometimes you are just watching him playing and some of the stuff he makes and finishes and you just shake your head because there's nothing you can do about that because he's got the long arms and he can make whatever he wants pretty much," said Hellgate Senior Pat Colberg.

Tinkle is rated as a three star recruit nationally but he's stayed humble, and was caught off guard when I asked him why he's so good.

"Oh I don't know, I'm just always in the gym and coach is always telling me to take a break but if I am not doing one thing for a day it irritates me and I feel so lazy," said Tinkle.

Tres, the son of Griz Head Coach Wayne Tinkle, says he also has to give some of the credit to his Mom and Dad for giving him those good basketball genes.

"Well I mean it definitely helps being six foot six with a seven foot wingspan and it's just a family of basketball and that's how we relate and have fun together,"

Tinkle's game on the offensive end is almost flawless, and he says he's continuing to work on areas where he can improve.

"Trying to become more of a leader on the court, being more vocal and practicing what I preach pretty much because I've been trying to work on defense because I'm just not where I need to be to just dominate both ways," said Tinkle.

Coach Hayes says he loves Tinkle's effort to get better on the court, but loves how he tries to get better off of it as well.

"He does a lot of the little things that people wouldn't really correlate to performance on the court.  He does well in the classroom and helps with our camps in the off season of the fall and the summer and he does a great job with the kids and it's that overall personality that endears him to his teammates and the fans," said Hayes

And that is what makes Tres Tinkle so good.

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