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One-Handed High School Hoops Star Zach Hodskins Is an Inspiration

 

 

Image Courtesy- USA TODAY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

When we sit and think about the crappy hand we’ve been dealt, it’s easy to get down and think that we can’t get over the hump. We’ve all had those days– some of us more often than others.

Something tells me 6’2″ Alpharetta, Georgia high school hoops star Zach Hodskins has had very few of these days in his life. Born without half of his left arm below the elbow, Hodskins learned how to play with his right arm only, and in the process has become one of the biggest long-distance threats in Georgia high school basketball and a Division I prospect in the process.

Hodskins originally caught the eye of Division I scouts after connecting on seven three-pointers in a game during his junior season, and has coaches and scouts alike praising his fundamental ability and shooting as being good enough to play at the highest level of college competition.

Here’s a highlight video of some of Hodskins’ exploits:

http://youtu.be/9XOwT_yFihM

His passing ability, shooting and ball-handling are all silky smooth as you can see in this video, and there’s no doubt he passes the eye test of being able to play college ball.

So, the next time you’re sitting on the couch, in your cubicle, or wherever you may be, feeling sorry for yourself, just remember Zach Hodskins.

He doesn’t know the word can’t.

Kris Hughes is the College Football Network Manager for Rant Sports and a member of the Football Writers Association of America. You can follow him on Twitter or check out his Facebook page. Kris the host of Rant Sports Radio on the Blog Talk Radio Network Wednesday evenings at 8 Central Time.