Tonawanda News — BUFFALO — Adam Weir's senior season was different than the rest. When he walked into opposing gyms, things were different than seasons past. Back when he was just another player getting off the bus.
But now he heard the whispers: "That's Adam Weir."
His star was bound to rise.
Last summer he joined a very elite fraternity of Western New York basketball players when he committed to play Division 1 basketball at Canisius College. This Winter he led Canisius High School to its third-straight Manhattan Cup and lived up to the hype every time he stepped on the court.
Weir, from the Town of Tonawanda, scored 21 points, grabbed seven rebounds and recorded two steals per game this season and is the 2013 Tonawanda News' Player of the Year.
Crusaders coach Kyle Husband has mixed emotions as Weir is set to move on to the next level.
"We're certainly excited to be able to watch him play still for another four years, but it will take me a while to get over losing him," he said. "They're all going to graduate but he's a special one in a lot of ways. As a player, I mean everyone has seen that and how good he is, but the stuff he has done off the floor — in the summer and the weight room — I'll never be able to duplicate that, or even explain it."
Weir is a well-rounded player that comes with a unique skill set, Husband said. He played the center and forward position in high school because of his height, but he sees himself as a guard at the next level.
Husband said that it's impossible to pigeonhole Weir into one position because he's such a talented all-around player.
"He's just a basketball player," Husband said. "It's going to be the same way it was here. He's going to rebound, he's going to run and he's going to score. He's going to be a great player at the next level."