"He said it was a done deal," Price coach Michael Lynch said. "We just recently took an unofficial out there. I think that him meeting the entire staff and being able to walk the campus … Miami's always been up there on his list. He established a great relationship with Coach Haith."
Breshers averaged 18 points and a strong 11 rebounds as a junior. Tagged as an undersized power forward, he's always made a strong impression with his Charles Barkley approach to the game. Scout.com ranks him No. 79 in the Class of 2008.
Lynch sees a young man who operates larger than his listed size and runs on a motor that won't quit. When Haith was an assistant at Texas he recruited a similar player – P.J. Tucker – who would go on to become a first-team all-league selection.
"What I don't do is put a position on him," Lynch said. "If we had to do it, we'd say a four. But, there's so much more to his game then what's been seen.
"I see him everyday and when he's free to be himself there's so much more to him. He can handle it and pass it. When (the scouts) see him he goes into his comfort zone and bulls his way around. When I describe I call him a ball player."
This was a recruiting tussle the Hurricanes badly wanted to win. Breshers emerged as their key frontcourt target early in the process. Haith and his staff went 2,736 miles to get their guy and this Top 100 prospect appears worth the travel time.
"I know it was neck and neck with Washington," Lynch said. "He loved Coach Romar but at the end of this he said Miami just had a better fit for him. Potentially to be able to compete of early playing time was another piece of the puzzle."