Big Decision For Breshers, ACC School

In the last week, West Coast prospects had been staying put and committing to regional powers and up and coming programs. Tyreese Breshers had opportunities to remain out West but the L.A. native cast his lot with an ACC program.

The Miami Hurricanes removed Tyreese Breshers from one beautiful climate and moved him to another Thursday afternoon. The 6-foot-6 power forward out of Los Angeles (Calif.) Price High committed to Frank Haith's program after considering a host of suitors including the Washington Huskies.

"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. 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."

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