By Tim Polzer
August 15, 2013

Billy Donovan has offered one-handed shooting guard Zach Hodskins walk-on status. (Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images) Billy Donovan has offered one-handed shooting guard Zach Hodskins walk-on status. (Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images)

Florida head coach Billy Donovan has offered preferred walk-on status to a one-handed high school guard, according to a Yahoo! Sports report.

Zach Hodskins, who will begin his senior season at Milton High School in Alpharetta, Ga., is a phenom (see video below) despite a left arm that ends at the elbow. He has become incredibly adept at shooting and passing using only his right hand.

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Hodskins had not received a scholarship offer from a Division I school, but Yahoo! Sports reports Alabama-Birmingham and Birmingham Southern were both considering offers.

From Only Gators.com:

According to David Boyd, Hodskins’s former basketball coach, Gators assistant coach John Pelphrey presented the preferred walk-on offer, which would guarantee Hodskins a spot on the team for the 2014-15 season, though not a full scholarship.

Boyd tweeted the news last week:

https://twitter.com/DavidBoydhoops/status/365050993781645313

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