Basketball Sensation Zach Hodskins? Undeniable Basketball Ability

Born without the lower half of his left arm, he learned to adapt and excel at basketball.
2:04 | 09/12/13

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basketball star, the odds against him, and the amazement of what this young man can do. Abc's josh elliott on the teenager who is america strong. Reporter: Watch 17-year-old zach hodskins on the basketball court and his skill level is undeniable. This georgia kid has turned into a national sensation. Why you ask? Look closer. He's doing it all with one hand. Zach was born without the lower half of his left arm. If his parents had any worries about zach's future, he quickly eased those fears. He would crawl around and you could almost tell immediately everything was going to be fine. This kid was awesome. He could do anything. Reporter: Zach learned to adapt at a very young age. He played everything from basketball to baseball. He even surfed. The only time I really felt it was when I was out in public and people would look at me. When I'm playing sports it's a different thing. Reporter: Basketball became his first love. Zach took me to the courts for what I thought was a friendly little game. Let's say you're at a ymca where people don't know you, people are picking sides. You know what it's like to be picked last? Yes. I like when they do that. Once they do and I get out there and start making a bunch of jumpers it's a lot of fun to see their reactions. Reporter: Now his phenomenal playing is catching the attention of several big time college basketball programs including university of florida gators who offered zach a guaranteed spot on next year's team. This takes work and desire and a lot of heart as zach says, a lot of heart. Reporter: A whole lot of heart and a reminder that it is not what you are born without but the stuff deep inside that you are born with that matters most. For zach hodskins, it makes him america strong. Josh elliott, abc news, new york.

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