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Gregg Doyel jumps on board the Zach Hodskins train


Yesterday, we told you about Zach Hodskins, a 17-year-old who was born with one arm that was recently offered a walk-on spot at Florida. Hodskins (who happens to be Ryan Lemond’s godson) grew up in Kentucky, and he and his family are big Kentucky fans, with several connections to Lexington even though they now live in Georgia. Matt and Gregg Doyel talked about Zach’s story on the radio, and since we posted it on the site, it has gone viral. Several national writers wrote about Zach, who received tons of calls yesterday, but he only spoke to one national writer: Gregg Doyel. As a result, Doyel has an excellent profile of Zach over on

Gregg goes into Zach’s background and his skills on the court, but during his research, discovered that’s not even the most impressive thing about him. Zach’s story has prompted others with disabilities to reach out to him on Twitter, including Jake Reilly, a 3’9″ basketball player who made a Division III basketball team. Jake said that even though it’s tough going against players three feet taller than him, Zach inspires him. Zach’s response? “You inspire me man, hopefully we will meet one day soon.”

As we’ve mentioned, Zach has plenty of Kentucky connections, and even attended the Tubby Smith basketball camp at UK years ago, earning MVP honors. What would he do if Calipari offered him a walk-on spot?

“I’m from Kentucky,” he said. “I respect their fans and I know how crazy they are about UK and stuff. But I really do love my offer right now at Florida.

Do it, Cal.

[Gregg Doyel: Zach Hodskins is a great basketball player; also, he has one hand]

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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8 Comments for Gregg Doyel jumps on board the Zach Hodskins train

  1. Blue To The Bone...
    11:27 am August 16, 2013 Permalink

    Get him Cal…FIRST the kid CAN play and it would be a great story…

  2. yea but
    11:36 am August 16, 2013 Permalink

    doesn’t mean as much now.. should have offered first

  3. Ryan
    11:40 am August 16, 2013 Permalink

    He deserves a walk on spot a lot more than Brian Long

  4. Good times
    11:59 am August 16, 2013 Permalink

    I hope Brian Long appreciates having both of his arms.

  5. mike
    12:09 pm August 16, 2013 Permalink

    we dont need any distractions.

  6. BBN_in_Iowa
    12:14 pm August 16, 2013 Permalink

    #4……….I may or may not have awaken my 5 month old from her nap by LMAO at your comment! Thanks much, I needed a good laugh today!! 🙂

  7. Crazy BBN Fan
    12:19 pm August 16, 2013 Permalink

    Yes, put pressure on Cal to get Zach. Also, we as BBN Fans should have a say in who Cal recruits. Hey, my kid is a heck of bench warmer, Cal should recruit him, just saying.

  8. valuemartchris
    4:31 pm August 16, 2013 Permalink

    Hey, if we are stealing from Tom Crean, I say let’s steal from Billy the Kid too! Let’s keep a great Kentucky kid in KENTUCKY!