By Mathew Hartley
The old sports adage that there is always next year simply doesn’t apply for Humber’s point guard Chad Bewley.
Bewley is in his final year of postsecondary eligibility after three years at York University and a pair of seasons with the Hawks.
Humber’s men’s basketball team sealed top spot in the OCAA West Division and is enjoying a bye-week before heading to the OCAA championships at Durham College this weekend.
But for Bewley, it‘s just business as usual.
Hawks team mate Tyrone Dickson said no one shows as much passion for the sport as the charismatic Bewley.
“His hunger for basketball is crazy. He plays every day,” said Dickson.
The team’s season could come to swift end if the number one seeded Hawks suffer defeat in their first knockout game against Lambton College on Friday.
The team is still upbeat about it’s chances and Humber’s Gibson Eduful hopes they can enjoy a few more games with Bewley leading the way, because Bewley’s Humber story ends when the Hawks season ends.
“Chad’s a great captain. Whenever things aren’t going as planned, Chad’s usually the one bringing us back together,” Eduful Said.
Confidence is not something that is missing from Bewley as he keeps his mind focused on the provincials ahead.
“Size and depth are our key. We feel we are the best team in the country. Now we just have to play the games to prove it,” he said.
Bewley’s story began playing postsecondary ball for York University and reminisces about his time with the Lions.
“York is a really big school and it’s had some big time players,” Bewley said.
The humble veteran is quick to acknowledge those that have helped him along the way including York’s alumni point guard Tut Ruach, who is now playing ball for KFUM Nassjo in Sweden.
“Tut was one of the vets when I first came in and he’s really helped me grow as a basketball player,” said Bewley.
The journey of transferring from York to small-school Humber is one that Bewley has not travelled alone and he singles out the Hawks’ varsity co-ordinator, James Depoe for his efforts.
“I’ve had so many different levels of support but James has had a huge impact on our team and me specifically,” Bewley said.
Bewley hopes his name after Humber is one that will still continue to grow.
“Just like every wide-eyed basketball player, I want to play pro. I’m ready to push myself as hard as I can to get there. Besides that, it’s in god’s hands,” he said.
Bewley will eventually lose the fight against the Humber clock but he insists the blue and gold will always be a part of him.
“Humber feels like family to me and I’m going to enjoy every last step of it,” Bewley said.