2017 IL SG William Tinsley

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2017 IL SG William Tinsley

Postby purpleredbird » Sun Jul 17, 2016 10:19 am

Not sure if offered yet, but article in Bloomington-Normal Pantagraph mentions UE. Probably a long-shot since he is in ISU's backyard and also holds an offer from Florida State. Saw William play a ton in high school (my wife teaches at Ridgeview). Was under the radar since Ridgeview is such a small school (less than 200 students). Did lead them to 3rd place in Class 1A in his senior year though (2015). Very athletic with extremely deep range.

http://www.pantagraph.com/sports/colleg ... 70a60.html

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Re: 2017 IL SG William Tinsley

Postby Austin Ace » Sun Jul 17, 2016 4:29 pm

Thanks pupleredbird for sharing. Here's probably the main takeaways for Evansville fans (other than he is 6'6 with good academics and can shoot the 3 and seems to be very unselfish for a "shooter"):

Tinsley plans to get together with his family and close friends Sunday and decide on five schools to visit and make an official visit in the fall.

He said schools that are closer, such as ISU and Eastern Illinois, he will make unofficial visits so he can evaluate as many schools as possible.

"Coach Kellar might not remember this, but in high school we had to write down goals, and one of my goals was to go to ISU and become a Redbird," said Tinsley. "It was a dream come true when Coach (Dan) Muller called and offered a scholarship."

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Re: 2017 IL SG William Tinsley

Postby Austin Ace » Sun Jul 17, 2016 4:42 pm

Looks like in high school that he played against another ISU red signee - Matt Chastain - who Evansville also recruited.

Here are a couple of short video clips of him:

Matt Chastain blocks his shot: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MKD38iKCWYI

High school highlight video: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bl9uYHlhPg0

He can definitely shoot the three and since he went to junior college he has grown two inches and put on some weight.

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Re: 2017 IL SG William Tinsley

Postby letsgoAces » Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:13 am

[quote="Austin Ace"]Looks like in high school that he played against another ISU red signee - Matt Chastain - who Evansville also recruited.

Here are a couple of short video clips of him:

Matt Chastain blocks his shot: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MKD38iKCWYI

High school highlight video: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bl9uYHlhPg0

He can definitely shoot the three and since he went to junior college he has grown two inches and put on some weight.[

Matt Chastain signed with Loyola.

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Re: 2017 IL SG William Tinsley

Postby Austin Ace » Mon Jul 18, 2016 9:38 am

You are correct. I think most people felt like he would go to ISU red as he was in their backyard as well. So you just never know.

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Re: 2017 IL SG William Tinsley

Postby letsgoAces » Fri Jul 22, 2016 8:17 am

Tinsley offered by Aces yesterday according to Verbal Commits.

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Re: 2017 IL SG William Tinsley

Postby NGU » Fri Jul 22, 2016 9:11 am

letsgoAces wrote:Tinsley offered by Aces yesterday according to Verbal Commits.



I do not see our offer on Verbal Commits?

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Re: 2017 IL SG William Tinsley

Postby NGU » Fri Jul 22, 2016 9:13 am

NGU wrote:
letsgoAces wrote:Tinsley offered by Aces yesterday according to Verbal Commits.



I do not see our offer on Verbal Commits?


I am sorry I did not read far enough I see the offer.........
thanks

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Re: 2017 IL SG William Tinsley

Postby letsgoAces » Fri Jul 22, 2016 9:20 am

Tinsley is really really good. But it would seem that if his goal and dream was to play for the Redbirds then that is where he probably will go.

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Re: 2017 IL SG William Tinsley

Postby purpleredbird » Sun Jul 31, 2016 2:39 pm

Hearing not to count out Evansville yet. I personally think it will come down to Florida State or ISU, but am hearing he did like Marty.

As for Chastain, I hear the loyalty played a big role in his choosing Loyola. They were the only D1 school to give him attention all year. While he did consider later comers like ISU, Utah, and Utah State, he ultimately stuck with the people who showed him attention first where he was comfortable.

Tinsley is an extremely athletic player with very deep range on his shot. His combination of height, athleticism and shooting ability is not something we see a lot of in the MVC recently. I will be happy if he were to chose UE or ISU. Evansville fan at heart......ISU fan by proximity for past 23 years.


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