Zach Hodskins doesn't know what it's like to play basketball with two hands. Maybe that's why he's so good with just one.

Hodskins, who made headlines last year when Florida offered him a spot on its men's basketball team, made his college debut as a freshman for the Gators just days ago.

With the Gators blowing out William and Mary in its season opener, coach Billy Donovan inserted Hodskins and other reserves into the game for the final two minutes.


Hodskins didn't score, but he hustled on defense and nearly scored on a driving layup that began outside of the three-point line. The freshman walk-on received a thunderous ovation when he took the court, and the arena was on pins and needles hoping he would score:

Hodskins has a reputation as a three-point ace, which could come in handy for the Gators down the road. The fact that he was given playing time in his first-ever college game does bode well for his future at Florida.

Here's one of Hodskins' old highlight reels from his high school days:

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