Normally, when you see a piece about a player without an arm or a leg, they’re usually competing with others that have the same obstacles to overcome. That’s not the case with Zach Hodskins. The guard was born without the lower half of his left arm, but yet he’s still a baller. Such a baller in fact, that the University of Florida has offered him a spot on their team as a walk-on.
Here’s an idea of how good Hodskins is:
So as you can see, he’s not just good for a guy that has one arm, he’s good in the scheme of things.
“When I’m out (on the court), I forget my arm isn’t there and just play ball. Passion and love for the sport helps me overcome all obstacles. To this day I haven’t come across anything I can’t do,” said Hodskins.
If this young man and his story don’t inspire you, I don’t know what will. What he’s doing is something that I previously would have thought of as impossible. No matter who you are, it’s extremely hard to a land a spot on a Division I team. He could easily take a scholarship offer from a smaller school, but that’s not what Hodskins wants. He wants to play on the big stage.
His current offer from Florida does include a chance to earn a scholarship down the road, but he may also have full-ride offers coming from Birmingham Southern and UAB. It will be interesting to see where Hodskins decides to play, but it looks like he’ll be playing with high-level talent wherever he goes.