Watch This One-Handed College Basketball Player Score His First Basket
A college basketball player who was born with only one hand landed his first basket in two years this week.
Zach Hodskins, a shooting guard at the University of Florida, sank a layup in the closing moments of the game against Jacksonville on Tuesday.
The sophomore walk-on made the shot despite getting fouled in the process and received a jubilant ovation.
"Really happy for Zach, a great young man, obviously overcoming an unbelievable adversity," Coach Mike White told ESPN. "He's a very, very likable young man. You could tell by the decibel level in the O'Dome when he scored. It was a fun moment for our team and for Zach. Proud for him, happy for him."
Hodskins was 0-for-2 shooting as a freshman and missed his first three shots this season, according to ESPN.
Although he missed his foul shots, Hodskins' teammates were proud of him Tuesday.
"I was here last year, and he never scored. I'm just happy he got it," said his teammate Dorian Finney-Smith. "He can shoot it, so I'm just happy he got that evil man hanging on the rim and knocking his balls out."
Hodskins was born without a left hand due to a birth defect. A Kentucky native, he's been with the Gators since signing in 2013.