Shout Out Hansel Emmanuel - The One-Armed High School Kid Who Is Winning Dunk Contests And Just Got His First D1 Offer

I've blogged about Hansel Emmanuel before and I'll tell you what? I'm not going to stop. The dude is an incredible story. Lost his arm at 6 years old because a wall crashed on him. (h/t Orlando Sentinel)

Donato Domínguez remembers as if it were yesterday the moment when his life changed forever. He was 6 years old when he was playing in his native Dominican Republic and a wall came down. He was trapped for almost two hours and it was his father who had to come to his rescue. That day he lost his left arm and with this the hope of playing baseball again, a sport that he practiced at that time.

He comes over to America, starts playing basketball in Florida and is now officially a Division I prospect. Not only that but he's winning dunk contests during the AAU circuit. I'd argue that might be more impressive because he's doing shit like this with one arm. 

Typically an angle with this sort of blog is going to be okay, he's alright. He's out there competing. NOPE. This dude is flat out dominating some games. He's taking over games. He's doing it against legit competition too. He's not playing a bunch of 5'3" dudes that pay $25,000 just to go to a high school. He's breaking out different moves. He's got a creative finish at the rim. He's clearly talented enough to get a Division I offer and I assume more will start coming in. Yeah, it's Tennessee State and a mid-major, but this kid is better at basketball than you. 

I'll never stop thinking this is insane. A 3-star recruit with one arm. Obligatory mixtape.