Updated 12/20/2021 - 14:40 HAnsel Enmanuel has once again caused astonishment on social networks thanks to the videos of his dunks in the City Pa
HAnsel Enmanuel has once again caused astonishment on social networks thanks to the videos of his dunks in the City Palms tournament contest that he won this weekend in Florida. This 17-year-old Dominican rose to fame a few months ago by showing his great skills playing basketball despite having only one arm. Now he surprises again with spectacular actions with which he continues to fuel his dream of playing someday in the NBA.
The young man was born in Santo Domingo, capital of the Dominican Republic, and grew up in Los Mina, one of the poorest neighborhoods in the city. Like many of the country’s crossovers, he was passionate about baseball, but misfortune prevented him from going down that path. When he was six years old, a cinder block wall came crashing down on him, trapping his left arm. It took two hours to rescue him and the doctors could do nothing to rebuild him. It had to be amputated above the elbow.
But that adversity didn’t stop Hansel, whose faith helped him get through the drama. “God always has a purpose. I am living His mission, what He wants me to do in this life.” And that seems to be playing basketball, the same sport in which his father was a professional. Kikima they called him. They call him Kikimita, who some time ago rose to fame in his country by appearing on television playing with one arm.
The videos made Moises Micael, coach of the Life Christian Academy institute in Florida, offer him a scholarship in January 2021. In his first year he has averaged 26 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists per game. You already have some offer from Universities like Tennessee State. It will be part of Hansel’s path to his great dream, which is to play in the NBA, as LeBron James and Kevin Durant, his two idols. It would be the culmination of an extraordinary exercise in self-improvement.