8th-grader from Iowa goes behind-the-back and dunks. His name is Trashaun Willis. He was born with one arm. What an inspiration! pic.twitter.com/mpq8dzL2NO
— Chris Hassel (@Hassel_Chris) February 5, 2017
Trashaun Willis, a one-armed middle school basketball player, took the ball in transition, went behind the back and then sent it down.
How great is this?
Take a look at the video above. Trashaun Willis, a one-armed eighth-grade basketball player took a loose ball, went behind the back and then sent one down hard in transition.
The 6-foot-3, 14-year-old was born without his left arm, via Matthew Bain of the IndyStar.
“One of the fibrous, string-like bands in his mother’s amniotic fluid wrapped around his arm in the womb, stunting growth from just above the elbow, down,” Matthew Bain wrote for the Iowa City Press-Citizen on Tuesday.
He’s done before, too.
Did that kid with one arm just dunk on the other team? Yes, yes he did. pic.twitter.com/GQ7u3z6IF9
— Humankind (@Humankindvideos) February 9, 2017
Trashuan thrives in his unique role:
“I’m used to getting looked at as, like, an underdog,” he told Bain. “So it just makes me perform harder and do better and try to do better than everyone else.”
The next time you’re told you can’t do something, remember Trashuan Willis, the kid who made you look foolish.