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February 27, 2008 at 5:25 PM

Future Huskies update

Seasons are wrapping up for the four high school players who have signed to become Huskies next season.
Here’s a look at each:
ELSTON TURNER — The season is over for Turner after his Elkins High team (in Missouri City, Texas) suffered a surprising loss Tuesday night in the regional quarterfinals. Turner averaged 16 points a game this season. That may not sound like a lot but Elkins was a powerhouse this season, going 31-4 and had a balanced attack. UW coach Lorenzo Romar said the other day that Turner will immediately be one of the best shooters on the Huskies (something he also said of another incoming recruit, Scott Suggs). “They can shoot, and shoot with range,” Romar said.
ISAIAH THOMAS — Thomas’ South Kent team is beginning play in the Class A state playoffs tonight. South Kent is 16-16 with Thomas averaging 25.6 points, 5.6 assists and 3.5 rebounds. Coach Owen Finberg said the other day that Thomas “has been mostly playing point guard, and he’s had a couple of 40-point games the last month. Certainly, he was a big factor in us making the playoffs. I think he’s matured in his handling of the position but also scoring when necessary.” Finberg said Thomas is making good progress academically and while not eligible yet, should be able to improve his grades once basketball season is over in a few weeks, which will improve his prospects for becoming eligible. He is set to graduate from South Kent the first week in June.
TYREESE BRESHERS — Breshers has led Price High to a 29-2 season and into a quite interesting California Southern Section Division III-AA championship game in Anaheim Saturday. Breshers’ Price High team will play in the title game against Campbell Hall, which is led by UCLA signee Jrue Holiday, who is the brother of Husky Justin Holiday. Price beat Oak Park 48-46 in the semifinals Tuesday. I couldn’t find anything on that game, but I did find this story on the Campbell Hall win which includes a mention of the title game against Price Saturday. Breshers is averaging 16 points, 12 rebounds and eight blocks a game. His coach, Mike Lynch, said Breshers has a season-high of 14 blocks and said “I can’t even put a value on his defensive presence. He’s got a whole lot to do with those 29 wins.” Lynch said an accurate measure of Breshers would put him at 6-7, 255. He said he thinks Breshers would be best playing about 10 pounds lighter at the college level. “But he’s just a big guy, so he’s not going to get much smaller than that,” he said.
SCOTT SUGGS — The 6-6 guard led his team to its first district championship in 23 years on Monday night. He is averaging 21.8 points, 8.8 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 2.85 blocks for Washington (Mo.) High, which is 20-7 and now playing in the sectionals. He’s also shooting 86.6 percent from the free throw line.

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