MANLIUS, N.Y. — “It’s a place I can forget about everything going on outside of the gym. And when I step in between these lines, you know, it’s hard work in trying to be the best version of myself.” – Trevor Roe, Senior Fayetteville Manlius Varsity Basketball player
Fayetteville Manlius is the alma mater to some of the most notable household basketball players to come out of Central New York. Two of those include the Father-Daughter duo of Matt Roe and Lexie Roe. Both of them wrote their names into the history books at F-M by scoring over 1,000 points in their high school career. Now, it became a Roe triple team in the school’s history as Matt’s son and Lexie’s brother, Trevor, joined the 1K club.
“It means everything to me.” Roe said. “I guess you can kind of say it’s a legacy in the family.”
He began his high school career in 2018 when he joined F-M’s junior varsity squad. With that prior experience playing high school basketball, it allowed Roe to move up to varsity as a freshman in 2019.
Luke Tucci, F-M Men’s Varsity Basketball Head Coach, joined the program in 2018. With playing at JV level as an eighth grader, this gave Tucci the opportunity to scout Roe in his program earlier than most coaches would get to. After spending five years with Roe, Tucci is proud to see not only just the player he’s become, but also the person.
“It’s been special. I’ve been very blessed to be able to coach Trevor,” Tucci said. “He’s a tremendous kid. Everybody around the community loves him. He treats his adults with respect. He teaches. He treats his teammates with nothing but respect and loyalty.”
While Tucci has been on the ride with Roe for five years, Ty Hutcheson, has been on the ride since 2013 when both him and Roe were in third grade.
“We do everything together,” Hutcheson said. “That’s helped us on the court to build a connection and win games.”
Hutcheson is a senior point guard on F-M’s Men’s Basketball team. This is his and Roe’s last season playing together. For him to see his close friend thrive like Roe has is special.
“Just proud of him,” Hutcheson said.” “I mean, I’ve seen him play. I’ve played against in elementary, middle school, travel ball and I knew it was special. So, yeah, I am so, so happy for him.”
After this season, both Roe and Hutcheson will be continuing their athletic careers at the college level. Hutcheson will be attending Clarkson University — a Division 3 school in New York — to play Lacrosse. Roe will be attending Radford University — a Division 1 school in Virginia — to play basketball.
For Roe, this journey to 1,000 points, did not come easy. His freshman season was cut short and sophomore season was canceled altogether. Junior year, he played limited games. Even through so many cancellations, Roe was able to eclipse this record. Accomplishments like this one and his opportunity to play the college level, Roe knows that it took a village to help him to achieve them.
“I just want to say thank you to everyone who helped me get here,” Roe said. “People had doubts, but my friends, family and coaches believed in me. We put in the work, and now here we are. Without them, I wouldn’t be who I am today.”