Basketball is a game of intense skill and hand eye coordination. The idea of a one-armed basketball player as a result is an enigma rarely seen and ever more rarely valued. Zach Hodskins and the University of Florida are however taking strides to change that perception.
Zach is a high school senior from Alpharetta, Ga., is a one-armed basketball player proving one game at a time that any disability can be overcome to achieve greatness. Although he only has half the raw material to dribble anyone that has seen him play knows that this has not slowed him down at all.
He has now caught the eye of the University of Florida, who have offered him “preferred walk-on status.” The status will give him a place on the team without a scholarship, showing that he will not just be there as a sideshow but as a legitimate player for the gators.
As far as basketball goes my skills don’t extend any further than throwing paper balls into a waste basket. With two hands I can’t do what this guy is doing with one, so very simply Zach you get a huge GUTS from us. Keep up the good work and keep inspiring people where ever you go.