After rejecting several offers from other teams, the young Dominican Hansel Emmanuelof great projection in the world of basketball, despite his physical limitation, has confirmed his new varsity team.
Born in Santo Domingo, 18 years ago, He had to endure a serious accident when he was only 6 years old, when a wall collapsed on his left arm and it was necessary to amputate it just below the shoulder. However, he refused to let the loss of his arm limit or stop him and he has always had the full support of his family.
The base-shooting guard of 6 feet 4 inchesson of former player Hanser “Kikima” Salvadorhas recently made life in Life Christian Academy in Kissimmee, Florida, averaging 25.9 points, 11.0 rebounds, 6.9 assists and 3.4 blocks during the past season, having a successful career there making his profile go viral.
With that outstanding performance, he managed help your team win the Central Florida Christian Academy state title. According to the portal On3SportsEmmanuel will go to be part of the Northwestern State University in Louisianawhich represents a big step in his career, now venturing into college basketball at the NCAA.
According to the report of said portal, the Dominican decided on Northwestern after reject offers from Memphis, Tennessee State and Bethune-Cookman. He had already shown his abilities in the ‘draw league‘ with the set BB4L.
His great desire to get ahead despite adversity has made many people interested in knowing his story, even now He has more than 1.5 million followers on his Instagram account.; His father was always afraid that his son would get hurt if he tried to play basketball like any other player.
Emmanuel won a recognition in 2020 after posting videos on social media of him playing’streetball‘ in his hometown of Santo Domingo; then i know will move to the United States in January 2021 after receiving a scholarship to play in Life Christian Academy.
At a commercial level, it has also been able to stand out, being popular among brands, since in April of this year it signed a £1m name, image and likeness deal with Banreservas and it’s also sponsored by the Gatorade companyalso starring in a national commercial that aired in June as part of the campaign Fuel Tomorrow of said brand.
Without a doubt, another example of fight and overcome by this young athlete from the Dominican Republicwhich will surely allow you to continue to rise and achieve many successes on a professional and personal level.
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Hansel Emmanuel and his arrival at the NCAA