Men's Basketball

Wayne Tinsley

Fontana, Calif.

High School:
Salisbury School (Conn.)

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 218




Media Arts

Wayne Tinsley

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Tinsley Feature Story, 1/15/04

Ranks third all-time in games started at Tulane (112) and tied for eighth in games played (117). Cracked the top 10 in steals at Tulane, finishing ninth with 158. His 320 career assists also rank ninth in school history. His 3,297 minutes played are the sixth-most in Wave history. Scored in double figures 40 times and also added three double-doubles.

As a Senior (2003-04)
Recorded career-highs in scoring, rebounding, assists, three-pointers and free-throw percentage. Tulane's third-leading scorer (9.8 ppg) while leading the team in assists (3.43, 13th in C-USA). Ranked 21st in Conference USA in rebounding (5.7). Had a 10-game stretch of 30-minute games snapped against USF (2/7), but still has played 30 or more minutes in 20 of the last 25 games. Led the Wave with 17 points and added five rebounds and five assists against Marquette (2/21). Tallied 10 points and seven rebounds in the win over TCU (2/14), including a crucial three-point play with 1:07 to go which put the Wave on top by two. Scored seven points with seven assists against Houston (2/11) while holding the Cougars' leading scorer, Andre Owens, to 6-of-20 shooting. Tallied 13 points, seven rebounds and just one turnover against USF (2/7. Registered his third straight double-double with 13 points and a career-best 12 rebounds as well as seven assists in the win over Savannah State (1/24). Recorded 10 points and 10 rebounds against Memphis (1/20). Posted his first career double-double with 14 points (4-for-5 from three) and 10 rebounds against #8 Louisville (1/17). Scored a career-high 18 points with four boards and four assists against TCU (1/10). Played in his 100th career game against #10 Cincinnati (1/7), scoring 12 points with five rebounds. Excellent day in the win over Rice (12/6), matching his career-high in points with 17 and setting his best in assists with eight.

As a Junior (2002-03): Ranked second on the team in field-goal percentage (.539). In league games only, averaged 8.7 points, on 57.3 percent shooting (second in the league), to go with 4.5 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.4 steals (team-best, eighth in C-USA). Improved his free-throw shooting from .491 as a sophomore to .625 as a junior. Started 24 straight games at small forward before coming off the bench on Senior Day against Southern Miss (3/8). Was hindered by a knee injury through the preseason and early regular season. Scored 17 points (7-of-11 shooting) to go with seven assists in the two C-USA Tournament games. Led the team with 25 dunks. Struck for 12 points on perfect 5-for-5 shooting in the loss to Southern Miss (2/22). Against Houston (2/4), scored 10 points and held Andre Owens to four points (10.9 below his average) on 2-of-12 shooting. Scored 15 points for the second straight game against East Carolina (2/1), while adding eight rebounds and five assists. Tallied a season-high 15 points (on perfect 7-of-7 shooting), five rebounds and five assists against UAB (1/25).

As a Sophomore (2001-2002): Topped his freshman total in assists while cutting his turnovers by 25. Ranked 13th in C-USA in steals (1.45 per game). Scored just three points against Memphis (1/12), but added nine rebounds, three assists and two steals while holding Dajuan Wagner to 6-of-16 shooting. Tallied eight points with a team-high six assists against Houston (1/8), including a stretch with seven unanswered points which keyed a Wave comeback. Cracked double figures with 10 points, including a pair of highlight-reel dunks against Mississippi State (12/29). Scored a career-high 17 points with six rebounds and four steals against Centenary (11/20).

As a Freshman (2000-2001): Set the school record for starts by a freshman with 29. Scored in double figures 13 times. Averaged 34.4 minutes in the last 17 games. Scored a season-high 16 points against Houston (2/21). Scored 10 points (4-of-5 from the line) and had five assists in a career-high 41 minutes against South Florida (2/3). Clinched the win over Southern with a three-point play with 30 seconds to go which made it 79-75. Opened his collegiate career by starting against Nicholls State (11/17), scoring 13 points (on 6-of-7 shooting) and adding four rebounds, two assists, three steals, and a block.

Prep: A three-year starter at the Salisbury School in Salisbury, Conn. The 2000 Class B Player of the Year and one of only two Salisbury players to total 1,000 career points. Led team to a 23-5 record and a berth in the finals of the New England Championship Tournament. Rated the No. 16 small forward in the nation by FastBreak Recruiting service. Averaged 16.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists as a junior to earn all-New England honors. Helped Salisbury to a 17-9 record in 1999 for coach Chris Hinchey. Also earned all-New England honors as a sophomore, averaging 17.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists. An ABCD camp all-star in 1999.

Personal: Born March 7, 1981, in Los Angeles, Calif. The son of Sonny and Tonya Tinsley. Majoring in business media arts at Tulane.

Tinsley's Career Statistics

Year G-GS Min FG-A Pct. 3FG-A Pct. FT-A Pct. Reb Avg. PF-D Ast TO Blk Stl TP Avg.
2000-01 30-29 928 93-230 .404 5-30 .167 41-93 .441 108 3.6 99-5 66 104 8 45 232 7.7
2001-02 29-29 742 70-162 .432 10-40 .250 27-55 .491 102 3.5 66-1 77 79 5 42 177 6.1
2002-03 30-26 740 82-152 .539 2-16 .125 40-64 .625 115 3.8 47-1 81 68 17 35 206 6.9
2003-04 28-28 887 95-237 .401 24-67 .358 60-95 .632 159 5.7 57-1 96 102 7 36 274 9.8
Career 117-112 3297 340-781 .435 41-153 .268 168-307 .547 484 4.1 269-8 320 353 37 158 889 7.6


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