|High School:||Western (Schoolcraft CC)|
Redshirted in 2017-18 ... Member of FSU's 2018 NCAA Division II National Championship team that finished with a historic 38-1 overall record ... The 5-10 Tinsley, who prepped at Detroit Western High School, spent the 2016-17 season on the junior college level at Schoolcraft Community College under coach Abe Mashhour. He averaged 12.2 points per contest in 29 games while shooting better than 47% from the floor, ranking as the number two scorer for Michigan's junior college champion.
Tinsley won a Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) Class A State Championship at Detroit Western where he was an all-state honoree for coach Derrick McDowell. He helped guide Schoolcraft to the Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA) state crown while garnering All-MCCAA Eastern Conference and Defensive Team accolades.
Tinsley also attained National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Player of the Week honors and ranked 17th in the country in three-point percentage (47.1%) along with 23rd in steals (2.5 spg.). He also shot 73.3% from the free throw line and pulled down 3.3 rebounds per contest. Along with his prep and junior college career, he also played on the AAU level for the REACH Legends squad.