Watch Florida’s one-handed basketball player score first career points

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Zach Hodskins, a walk-on player for the Florida Gators scored his first career points.

What’s remarkable about that feat is Hodskins was born without a portion of his left arm. That hasn’t stopped him from playing basketball, which obviously is a sport that would normally require use of both hands.

The 6-foot-4 guard joined Florida last season. He had played in nine career games, but had never scored before Tuesday’s shot.

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Hodskins was 0 for 2 shooting as a freshman last season and missed his first three shots this season, according to Action News Jax.

The moment happened when Hodskins spun into the lane before finishing at the bucket with a layup and an and-1 opportunity.

"I was excited for him," teammate Dorian Finney-Smith said to Action News Jax. "I was here last year and he never scored. I'm just happy he got it. He can shoot it, so I'm just happy he got that evil man hanging on the rim and knocking his balls out."

Florida ended up beating Jacksonville 89-65, but the most meaningful two points were definitely Hodskins’.

"Really happy for Zach, a great young man, obviously overcoming an unbelievable adversity," coach Mike White said to Action News Jax. "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."