Tynikki Crook, american 1,85m center who has just finished her college career at Marshall, where she averaged 16,2 points and 9,2 rebounds in her senior year, is officially new player of Gernika KESB for the 2011-12 season.
Tynikki´s career starts at John J. Pershing High School where she averages 15 points 13 rebounds and 3 blocks per game and recieves many awards that help her to recieve a full scholarship at Marshall after having also offers top lay for Indiana, Marquette, Wisconsin and Oakland.
Tynikki Crook has her debut at Marshall in the 2007-08 season and already as a freshman she averages 8,3 points and 6,1 rebounds in 20 minutes per game.
Tynikki raises her numbers in the 2008-09 season up to 13,1 points 7,3 rebounds and 1,5 blocks in 24 minutes per game, being named in the Third Team in the USA Conference.
Tynikki Crook has another good year in the 2009-10 season, averaging 13,4 points 7,7 rebounds and 1,5 blocks in 23 minutes per game and she is again named in the Third Team in the USA Conference.
In the 2010-11 season and already as a senior player, Tynikki averages 16,2 points and 9,2 rebounds in 29 minutes per game, being named in the Second Team in Usa Conference.
Tynikki Crook is an inside player with great strength and specially with a big leaping ability that allows her to finish easily specially inside the paint and against bigger players.
Tynikki is Gernika´s KESB third new player after signing also Judith Monasterio and Nerea Moreno and together with Ane and Maite Mugira, Leire Garcia, Maite Goriena and Izaskun Garcia complete up to today the team´s roster in their first project in Spanish 2nd division that will be coached by Mario López.
Her new coach, now playing the U18 European Championship at Oradea gave her opinión about Tynikki´s signing: "She will give us rebound and intimidation in defense and on offense she will be a reference in the paint with her good low post moves and her leaping ability. We also expect that she will adjust to the club and Gernika because we have good references of her behavior inside and outside the court”.