Who is Hansel Enmanuel? The one-armed basketball phenom steals the show from the Drew League
After LeBron James and DeMar DeRozan’s stunning Drew League appearances last week, the Los Angeles Summer Tournament has continued to draw stars.
Atlanta Hawks duo Trae Young and John Collins showed up for Black Pearl Elite against Citi Team Blazers, combining for 38 points in a 103-100 loss.
—NBA (@NBA) July 23, 2022
While NBA stars grabbed the headlines, it was high school phenom Hansel Emmanuel who stole the show at the Drew League today.
— Drew League (@DrewLeague) July 23, 2022
Who is Hansel Enmanuel?
Enmanuel rose to prominence on social media in 2020, with his standout plays garnering plenty of attention as he dished out buckets against his opponents, despite only having one arm.
Born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, in 2004, Enmanuel’s left arm was amputated aged just six after a cinder block wall collapsed on top of him.
Despite his setback, Enmanuel continues to play basketball and develop his game, earning a scholarship to Life Christian Academy in Florida in 2021.
Enmanuel, who is on the three-star rookie roster and Florida High School’s 22nd prospect, according to 247Sportscaught the attention of several Division 1 schools.
A 6-foot-6 combo guard, Enmanuel averaged 25.9 points, 11.0 rebounds, 6.9 assists and 3.4 blocks per game through Feb. 15.
After receiving offers from Memphis, Tennessee State and Bethune-Cookman, while considering joining Overtime Elite, Enmanuel officially declared himself for Northwestern State.
hansel emmanuel commits to the northwestern state in the draw pic.twitter.com/Wy2W1ZejfD
— Travonne Edwards (travonne.eth) (@Travonne) July 24, 2022
In June, Emmanuel signed a new NIL contract with Gatorade and has a $1.4 million appraisal NIL with 1.5 million followers on Instagram and 2.5 million followers on Tik Tok.
I believe. pic.twitter.com/btJUSiT9ba
— J.Cole (@JColeNC) February 15, 2022
His basketball adventure has only just begun.