Breshers retires from basketball

SEATTLE -- University of Washington sophomore Tyreese Breshers' playing career has come to an end due to medical reasons, Husky Coach Lorenzo Romar announced on Wednesday.

Breshers, from Los Angeles' Price High School, redshirted his first year at Washington in 2008-09 before becoming a regular contributor on the Huskies' Sweet Sixteen and Pac-10 Tournament Championship squad. He started 12 games and played in 34 overall, averaging 3.0 points and 2.6 rebounds. Breshers ranks fifth all-time among UW freshmen with 26 blocks and owned a team-best average of 3.1 blocks per 40 minutes.

"Any time you lose a family member it is tough," said Romar. "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."

Here is the full press release on Breshers' retirement. Top Stories