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March 30, 2013

Canisius' Adam Weir is the 2013 Tonawanda News' Player of the Year

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Tonawanda News — Handling adversity is what separates Weir from almost every high school athlete. He never gets rattled and though he plays fast and furious, he's always in control. Husband said he's the same way off the court.

"He's never rattled. He's never crazy — highs or lows," Husband said. "He's the same way in the locker room. Guys will be jumping around all around him and he's just focused. He's his own kid. He doesn't follow, he doesn't change. Everybody could be loving one thing but if it's not Adam's thing he isn't interested. It's unique for someone to know who they are at such a young age."

Weir has already started playing with his future teammates at Canisius College, and fellow Western New Yorker, Niagara Falls forward Jermaine Crumpton, will join him in Golden Griffin blue and gold next season. College basketball requires a bigger commitment in the weight room and Weir has already started working on his endurance to prepare for the quicker pace of play.

Husband said that before long every team that plays the Griffs will know the name Adam Weir, and when that time comes Weir will again be ready to shoulder the expectations. He's prepared for everything.

"I've been here 12 years now and Adam's the first one to get a Division 1 scholarship," Husband said. "He's not only going there to play, he's going to play well. That's just the start of it as far as talking about his legacy. He's one of our all-time leading scorers, Player of the year, three Manhattan Cups, All-tourney team on at least two of them — It's been a fun ride. He's someone I'm going to miss sorely."

Contact sports editor Matt Parrino at 693-1000 ext. 4117 and find Tonawanda News sports on Twitter @tonanewssports.

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