There was a nice human-interest story by Brendan Hall of ESPN Boston on Friday about Leroy Hamilton, who averages 11 points and six rebounds for Massachusetts' newly crowned Division 2 champion, New Mission of Roxbury.â†µ
Hamilton is only 6-foot-3, not that tall for a leading-rebounder/scorer type, but he's got other challenges, as well. Hamilton has only a pinky and a thumb on his left hand.â†µ
''I don't even think half the school knows because he's just so high-functioning,'' head coach Cory McCarthy told Hall for the ESPN Boston article.â†µ
We don't have Hamilton's final stats from Saturday's game, in which New Mission beat Northbridge 67-57 for the championship. Not that it matters.â†µ
Congrats to Hamilton, and a big thanks for his hard work that paid off for him and served as an inspiration to others.