Manchester sits on the outside edge of the area, outside of one of the major four area conferences and therefore outside of the focus of the Fort Wayne basketball fan. What they miss out on is a team that went 14-11 last season, led by the speedy acumen of point guard Weston Hamby.
There isn’t a ton of flash, per say, to Hamby’s game but he does many things very well. At 5-foot-9, the junior comes into the local view during the summers as part of the Total Package Elite program that won the GRBA National Title. There, he plays a true point guard, making plays with his passing and chipping in with his accurate long range shooting. During the high school season though, Hamby does a lot of the heavy lifting as the Squires placed fourth in the Three Rivers Conference last season.
Hamby averaged a team high 15.9 points and and three assists per game and actually was third in the team in rebounding. Anyone who watches Hamby play shouldn’t be surprised by his rebounding ability despite being undersized. Hamby is a ballhawk who knows he is at his best with the ball in his hands and works hard to get it so that he can make plays for himself and his teammates. Among his 2018-2019 exploits were a 20 point, five rebound, four assist game in a one point loss to Class 4A sectional champion Huntington North, 22 points in a win over Bellmont and a season ending 31 point, six rebound stunning showcase in the Sectional loss to Wabash.
Stepping up in big moments is something that makes Hamby incredibly special as he plays the game. He is a gamer and coach Mark Underwood, as well as summer coach Chase Sanders have trusted him explicitly with the ball in his hands.