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The University of Florida just added a pretty remarkable player to their roster for the 2014-15 season. Zach Hodskins was born without the lower half of his left arm, and on Saturday, the 6-foot-4, 200-pound high school senior from Milton, Ga., verbally committed to Florida as a preferred walk-on. “It’s always been my dream growing up,” Hodskins said. “I never expected it to be like this, but the hard work has paid off. I’m ecstatic I’m going to be a Florida Gator.” Hodskins had been gaining attention for his abilities on the court on the prep basketball circuit, and after fielding offers from multiple schools — including the University of Kentucky, according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman — the one-handed basketball star eventually decided on joining Billy Donovan‘s squad. “I’m coming on as a preferred walk-on, but I’ll be treated like every other player,” Hodskins said. “If I work hard, Coach Donovan told me I’ll have a chance to play.” Check out some of Hodskin’s highlights
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In August, Florida head coach Billy Donovan offered one-handed high school phenom Zach Hodskins a preferred walk-on spot on his Gator basketball team.
Hodskins, who was born without the bottom half of his arm, was not presented this spot out of charity. He earned it. The senior from Alpharetta has skills, with impressive ball handling and passing abilities, and a nice jumper.
As you can see, Zach Hodskins can ball, and does it with only one hand. The high school senior out of Milton, Georgia was born without his left hand, but did not let it stop him from smoking fools like you on the b-ball court. After garnering interesting from some smaller schools, Florida head coach Billy Donovan offered Hodskins a scholarship in August, which he has now decided...
Zach Hodskins is a deadly shooter from three. He shot over 60 % from downtime last season. You would think with that the senior from Georgia would have a ton of scholarship offers rolling in, but he doesn’t . The main reason is because Hodskins only has one hand. You will see in the video below that Hodskins has plenty of game.
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