One-handed center gets Manhattan scholarship

2,239
28
Joined Dec 10, 2001
[h2]Laue realizes dream of playing D-I hoops[/h2]

Comment Email Print Share
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- A basketball player missing his left hand has received a scholarship to play for Division I Manhattan College next season.

Kevin Laue is a 6-foot-10 center whose left arm ends just past the elbow. A California native, he played a postgraduate season for Fork Union MilitaryAcademy in Virginia this year hoping to impress college coaches. Laue averaged about 10 points and five rebounds competing against many Division Iprospects.

Laue says he was wondering whether he would realize his dream of playing Division I basketball before Manhattan contacted him just over a week ago. Hesigned with the team Wednesday.

Fork Union coach Fletcher Arritt said Laue's shot-blocking skills and ability to run the floor will make him an effective college player.
 
2,817
13
Joined Jan 2, 2007
im so happy that they handed him a scholarship..thats incredible..he can probably be a force for a team with a short-handed inside game..this is a great story,hands down
 
266
10
Joined Mar 4, 2009
its pretty funny how you're all laughing about it yet he's doing way more with one hand than most of you probably will ever hope to accomplish
 
89,018
29,203
Joined May 31, 2004
Originally Posted by Crook

its pretty funny how you're all laughing about it yet he's doing way more with one hand than most of you probably will ever hope to accomplish
really? it's not that serious man...laugh a little...you'll live longer
 
397
10
Joined Sep 29, 2008
Dude averaged 10 points and 5 boards with one hand. That's hella impressive if you ask me. Its hard to play basketball as it is with two hands and here heis playing D-1 basketball. Props to him.
 
89,018
29,203
Joined May 31, 2004
Originally Posted by raptors29

This proves that you can make it in basketball, by just being tall.
i didn't wanna be the first to say it, but that wasmy gut reaction too
 
10,366
32
Joined May 9, 2006
Originally Posted by DeadsetAce

Originally Posted by raptors29

This proves that you can make it in basketball, by just being tall.
i didn't wanna be the first to say it, but that was my gut reaction too
Don't get me wrong dude still has talent. He isn't just some scrub they picked up off the street. If he was shorter I don't think hewould have got that scholarship.
 
182
10
Joined Feb 16, 2008
My friend used to tell about a one-armed dude that used to whoop him on JV. Now he's playing D1.
 
2,779
11
Joined Jun 18, 2007
I'm pretty sure I saw this guy playing at tournaments in Southern California a couple years back. Pretty cool story.
 
Top Bottom
  AdBlock Detected

Sure, ad-blocking software does a great job at blocking ads, but it also blocks some useful and important features of our website. For the best possible site experience please take a moment to disable your AdBlocker or head over to our upgrade page to donate for an ad-free experience Upgrade now