Adam Weir, a first-team All-Western New York boys basketball player who just completed his junior year at Canisius High School, plans to have Canisius on the front of his uniform for a long time.
Weir accepted a scholarship offer from Canisius College and verbally committed to the school over the weekend, according to Canisius High coach Kyle Husband.
The 6-foot-4 junior averaged 18 points and seven rebounds per game and earned MVP honors as Canisius High won its second straight Manhattan Cup as champions of the Monsignor Martin Association. Weir will be part of another strong Canisius unit next season as fellow juniors-turning-seniors Aaron White and Matt MacDonald will be back.
It is certainly a strong local signing for new Canisius coach Jim Baron. Weir can (perhaps most importantly) shoot the lights out, has a very good all-around game and is super-competitive.
The signing will also continue to keep us at The News (and anyone else who covers, or even follows, local college basketball) on our toes.
That's because fellow first-teamer Stan Wier of East Aurora -- this past season's winner of the Allen Wilson Player of the Year Award -- will be a freshman at the University at Buffalo this winter. Two top local players, both pronounced "weer," both playing at Big 4 schools. To sum up: Wier went from EA to UB. Weir will go from Canisius to Canisius. Whew. 🙂
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According to Niagara Falls coach Sal Constantino, Wolverines junior Jermaine Crumpton also verbally committed to the Golden Griffins this weekend.
Crumpton originally gave a verbal committment last November to former coach Tom Parrotta. The process started anew after the coaching change.
The 6-5 Crumpton was a second-team All-WNY selection this past season as the Wolverines won the Section VI Class AA championship. He averaged 17 points and nine rebounds and is an outstanding mid-range shooter for a high school big man.