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Lexington native Zach Hodskins, born without a hand, scores for Florida basketball

Florida head coach Mike White poses for a photo with Florida guard Zach Hodskins (12) during their NCAA college basketball media day, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, in Gainesville, Fla.
Florida head coach Mike White poses for a photo with Florida guard Zach Hodskins (12) during their NCAA college basketball media day, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, in Gainesville, Fla. The Asssociated Press

A wonderful thing happened during Florida’s 89-65 win over Jacksonville on Tuesday night in Gainesville.

Zach Hodskins, a sophomore guard for the Gators who was born without the lower part of his left arm including his left hand, scored his first collegiate basket.

Here’s the video:

And the reaction:

And more reaction:

A native of Lexington, Hodskins grew up in Alpharetta, Georgia. A Kentucky fan, Hodskins walked-on at Florida under Billy Donovan.

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