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Washington Forward Tyreese Breshers Forced To Retire

Promising University of Washington forward Tyrese Breshers has been dealing with knee problems since the beginning of his Husky career. The four-star power forward out of Los Angeles, California was forced to redshirt his freshman year due to a shin injury he suffered in high-school and never fully recovered.

The injury made it painful to walk, workout and play basketball, leaving him out of shape and behind his classmates on the UW basketball team. Nevertheless, Breshers found his way into the UW rotation last year, averaging 9.9 minutes, 3 points and 2.6 rebounds per game while spelling starter Matthew Bryan-Amaning in the low-post.

Today, the Huskies announced Breshers will be forced to retired from basketball because of medical problems. 950 KJR's Curtis Crabtree broke the news on twitter.

Washington announces F Tyrese Breshers has retired from basketball due to medical reasons. He dealt with knee problems in the past. #Huskiesless than a minute ago via TweetDeck


The loss of Breshers leaves a void in the low-post for UW behind Bryan-Amaning. Darnell Gant and incoming junior college transfer Aziz N'Diaye should fill Breshers' role, but Washington is thin at the forward spot.

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