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September 15, 2010 at 11:49 AM

Tyreese Breshers retires after one season at UW

The University of Washington announced sophomore Tyreese Breshers retired due to medical reasons.
Breshers fractured his shin before his senior season at K.C. Price III High in Los Angeles. When he arrived at Washington in 2008, he underwent surgery in which a rod was inserted through his patella tendon into his shin.
The procedure fixed his shin, but it caused pain in his knee that took several months to subside. He redshirted the 2008-09 season.
Breshers returned to action last season, but his recovery was slower than expected. Still, he started 12 games and played in all 34 last season. He averaged 3.0 points and 2.6 rebounds and ranks fifth all-time among UW freshmen with 26 blocks.
In a statement released by the school, coach Lorenzo Romar said: “Any time you lose a family member it is tough. Tyreese was a big part of our program, but his long term well-being is much more important than the game of basketball. We are fortunate that he will be around our program and get his degree from the University of Washington.”
Washington has just 11 scholarship players on the roster and three who are 6-8 or taller. Breshers, a rugged 6-foot-7, 255-pound big man, was going to be pushed for playing time by newcomers Aziz N’Diaye and Desmond Simmons, but his absence makes the Huskies weakest at their must vulnerable position.
Breshers played a lot like former UW standout Jon Brockman and he more than adequately filled an enforcer role for UIW last season. It remains to be seen who will do the dirty work this season. Possibly N’Diaye. Maybe Bryan-Amaning.

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