Despite being born without a left hand and forearm, Zach Hodskins has a guaranteed roster spot with Florida next season, an affirmation of his basketball skill from a college powerhouse.
Born without a left hand and forearm, Hodskins was thought to have a better chance to become president of the United States, as a relative imagined when he was an infant, than to play basketball for a college powerhouse. Yet Florida, which won back-to-back national titles in the past decade and reached the N.C.A.A. tournament’s Round of 8 the past three years, recently guaranteed him a roster spot for next season by designating him a preferred walk-on.
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