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January 30, 2008 at 10:08 PM

Breshers comes up big

The Washington Huskies enter tomorrow night’s game against Stanford a distant last in the Pac-10 in blocked shots.
Maybe that will change next year when Tyreese Breshers arrives.
Breshers, a forward at Price High in Los Angeles, is known for his shot-blocking, something on full display Tuesday when he recorded a triple-double in leading Price High to a win over Ribet Academy, 58-47.
The 6-6, 260-pounder scored 12 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and blocked 14 shots despite playing only about three quarters.
He had seven blocks in the first quarter and 11 at halftime.
“He’s a shot-blocking machine,” said UW assistant coach Jim Shaw, who was in attendance.
Husky coaches think Breshers will be able to continue that shot-blocking ability in the Pac-10 even though his height won’t give him many advantages inside.
“He’s 6-6, but he’s got arms that hang until tomorrow,” Shaw said.
Shot-blocking is something the Huskies can use. As mentioned, UW is last in the Pac-10 in blocked shots with 38, or 1.9 a game. Three Pac-10 players have more than that by themselves — Stanford’s Robin Lopez and USC’s Taj Gibson (41) and Arizona’s Jordan Hill (40). Stanford, tomorrow’s opponent, leads the conference with 88.
“He’s a freak athlete,” Shaw said of Breshers.
— Another UW recruit, Isaiah Thomas, is expected to be in attendance at the Stanford game Thursday and maybe the Cal game Saturday. Thomas, finishing up his final year at South Kent (Ct.) Prep, is returning home for a few days with school out for South Kent’s Winter Weekend.

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