Visit Report – Tyreese Breshers

Tyreese Breshers is making waves across the Country as one of the nation's fastest rising power forwards. caught up with the bruising post after taking an unofficial visit to Montlake.

"I've visited UW on an unofficial a couple weeks back and it was a good visit – I really like it. It wasn't at all what I expected," Breshers explained. "I expected it to be a small city in a big forest, and it wasn't like that."

Breshers (pronounced Bra-sheers) said he currently checks in at a bruising 250 pounds on his 6-foot-7-inch frame, though he's listed at 6-6, 235. His bullish stature hasn't stopped the Southern California native from piling up the offers.

"I have offers from Washington, WSU, Boston College, Oklahoma State, Virginia, Cal, Iowa State and Miami," he said.

Scouts have been fascinated by his combination of brutal strength, long wingspan and explosive hops – a rare combination for a prospect whose build might be better suited for playing defensive end.

"I like getting rebounds," Breshers explained. "I like contact and basically dunking on people."

To Husky fans, those words might just as easily have come from a player already on the UW roster, a forward known for gleefully mowing down opposing players like a wrecking ball.

"I really was looking forward to going up against (Jon) Brockman – he's my kind of player," said Breshers. "I've watched him on TV but I guess he had a calf injury so I didn't get to play him."

UW Head Coach Lorenzo Romar has a healthy track record utilizing undersized brutes - guys like Brockman, Jamal Williams, Hakeem Rollins and Artem Wallace. In that respect, Breshers looks like a potentially great fit.

"He (Romar) said that he thinks that I'd be a great fit in the Washington system," said Breshers

Breshers said he patterns his game after Phoenix Sun forward Amare Stoudamire, his favorite NBA player. "I pretty much like to stay close to basket but I'm starting to work my way out," he said.

Breshers has enjoyed the increased attention he has received of late.

"The recruiting process hasn't been too bad," he explained. "Right now I'm looking at UW, WSU, Miami and Boston College."

According to Breshers, Coach Romar left a very favorable impression on the young man. "He (Romar) is a real cool guy, a nice guy," he shared. "So far I feel closest to Coach Romar and Miami's coach (Frank Haith).

"Overall I'm looking to have a real good relationship with the coach before I get there," he clarified. "I‘m looking for a diverse campus, you know. Somewhere I can see myself spending the next four years away from home."

"I plan on making my decision in early summer," said Breshers.

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