Weir won’t return for Griffs

By Nick Veronica



Reggie Witherspoon’s roster isn’t finished yet after all.

After filling every available scholarship last week, Canisius announced Wednesday that junior guard Adam Weir “has chosen to not return to the Golden Griffin men’s basketball program.”

The press release says Weir, who redshirted his first year at Canisius, has completed his undergraduate degree and wants to focus on getting his MBA.

“It shows his priorities were in place and while we were looking forward to coaching him, we are happy for his achievement and his aspirations going forward,” Witherspoon, the first-year coach, said in the release.

Weir, a graduate of Canisius High School and a former First Team All-Western New Yorker, was mostly a reserve for the Griffs, appearing in 19 games last season. He saw a drop in play time from his redshirt freshman season, when he played in all 33 games.

Weir was mostly known for 3-point shooting, but hit just five last season while shooting 23.8 percent from behind the arc. As a freshman, he hit 15 of 62 triples (24.2%).

Weir did not immediately respond to a message asking if he hoped transfer and continue playing or if he would remain at Canisius for graduate classes.

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