Mar 2, 2012, 11:36 AM EST
He averages 19 points and eight rebounds a game for Florida High in Tallahassee. He’s also averaging 2.5 blocked shots and 2.9 steals per game, and plans on playing with an elite AAU team this spring. Oh, and Landus Anderson only has one arm. Washington Post:
“I wish I could go right, go right with my right arm,” Anderson concedes. But he adds, “I think I’m pretty good how I am, with what I have.”
Still, he made the varsity lineup in his freshman year.
“He gets the ball off the rim and is out and gone, running past people down the floor,” marvels Florida High coach Al Blizzard. “You’re not going to stop him in the open court, I don’t care what level you’re on.”
Anderson, a junior, has a condition called Erb’s Palsy, which he was born with. It’s basically a paralysis of the arm’s main nerves, meaning that he doesn’t have full function of his right arm.
Anderson has no control of his fingers on the right hand and the arm is noticeably withered and virtually useless in competition. He wears a size 13 shoe and doesn’t turn 17 until May.
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