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October 27, 2009 at 3:08 PM

Tyreese Breshers still on the mend

We probably won’t see the real Tyreese Breshers until January. Maybe February. Coach Lorenzo Romar admitted that much during his press conference today.
He also said when Breshers is healthy, he could start.
Breshers redshirted last season after a surgery to fix a shin problem resulted in complications with his knee. He returned to the court this summer and has been limited in practice while his conditioning improves.
(Romar on Breshers’ leg injuries) “He’s on his way back. He’s been going now for a couple of weeks consecutively. So we’re pleased with the progress that he’s starting to make.
“When I say not back to 100 percent that means he can’t run full speed for an entire game before he gets tired. He does not jumping as high as he can right now. He’s not as quick as he can be because he sat out a year and a half. So when you do that it’s almost impossible to be 100 percent when you come back, but in terms of him makng progress yeah. I would imagine he won’t be 100 percent until maybe January or February. And what I mean by that, his health will be fine it’s just getting up and down the floor and being in game condition that’s going to take awhile.
“Tyreese before the season is over has very strong potential to be a starter for us. It’s just a matter of when he can get up and down the floor. … When he can get up and down the floor on a consistent basis and his conditioning is there, I’m sure he’ll be in there. He’ll be in there before that, but in terms of helping us at the highest level, it’s going to be awhile.”
IN OTHER NEWS:
Justin Holiday, who has been limited in practice while recovering from offseason hernia surgery, is expected to do more in practice this week. Romar said Holiday should return in time for the Nov. 13 season opener against Central Washington.
— Romar didn’t say much about Sunday’s scrimmage at St. Mary’s because of NCAA rules, however, he said the road game was new for the team.
“It was something that would benefit this team,” he said. “I think if we had done this last year maybe we could have been more successful in our opening on the road against Portland.”
Quincy Pondexter is arguably UW’s most efficient low-post scorer, however, he works primarily with the guards in practice.
Romar said: “The key with Quincy is versatility. We don’t want to limit him to the low-post and we don’t want to limit him to the perimeter. The key is versatility. Because he is such a good low-post scorer, he doesn’t need to spend as much time maybe down there with those guys and continue to develop on the perimeter. Because when it comes down to it, Quincy knows we’ll get the ball to him on the block. He’s going to be able to drive it on guys. The low post is the easier of the two to learn and get better at.
— Because of the flu, the Huskies needed to scale back practices last week and Romar thinks the team is still not where it needs to be in terms of conditioning. He said UW should be on schedule by Friday.
And finally, here’s Romar take on the walk-ons: “It went well. There’s a couple of guys that I think we’ll obviously is going to keep them around and we’ll wait and see if anyone is going to be on our roster for the rest of the year. We’ll see. But right now, with our numbers down the guys that we have are helping us already and doing a good job.”

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