2014 guard Zach Hodskins just got a preferred walk-on offer from Florida. Who is Zach Hodskins and why should we care? Hodskins, a Kentucky native, was born without the bottom half of his left arm due to complications in the womb, but hasn’t used that as an excuse to give up on his dream of playing college basketball. In fact, the 6’3″ guard is pretty dang good. Check out the video above to learn his story and see his game in action.
Need a KSR connection? Hodskins is Ryan Lemond’s godson, and he and his family are huge Kentucky fans. Hodskins is considered one of the best shooters in Georgia, shooting nearly 60% from three-point range. (Don’t cringe at the Duke reference, but some compare him to J.J. Redick.) His teammates say he is a fearless competitor, and his story is getting some national attention.
After hearing about Zach, Billy Donovan offered him a walk-on spot. Considering Zach’s story, positive attitude, and tireless work ethic, maybe John Calipari should do the same.
Come on Cal, he’s already got the three goggles down: