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Zach Hodskins, One-Handed Basketball Player, Offered Preferred Walk-On Spot At Florida University [VIDEO]

Zach Hodskins
One-handed high school basketball player offered preferred walk-on position at Florida University. courtside.com

Zack Hodskins is a standout guard from Milton High School in Alpharetta, Ga., whose shooting and assist percentages make him a force to be reckoned with.

As he dazzles teammates, opponents, and spectators with his quick transitions down the court and spot-on three-point shooting capabilities they forget he’s doing it with one hand. In fact, even he forgets sometimes when he's in a groove.

"When I'm out [on the court], I forget my arm isn't there and just play ball," Hodskins told the News-Herald of Northern Ohio. "Passion and love for the sport helps me overcome all obstacles. To this day I haven't come across anything I can't do."

Due to a birth defect, Zack was born without any part of his left arm below the elbow. He refused to let this handicap get in the way of his hoop dreams.

On Tuesday, Zach’s former coach tweeted out the news that he had spoken with Florida University Coach John Pelfrey who confirmed Zach’s status as a preferred walk-on. This means Zack will be on FU basketball’s roster for 2014-15 without a scholarship, Yahoo Sports reported.

Zach has not officially accepted the offer; he has raised interest with other schools, including the University of Alabama-Birmingham and Birmingham Southern, both of which are considering a scholarship offer. 

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