One-Armed Basketball Phenom Hansel Emmanuel Donato Receives Scholarship Offer from Tennessee State University

Hansel Emmanuel Donato, the 6-foot-5 internet sensation who plays basketball with one arm, received a scholarship offer from Tennessee State University on Thursday.

Donato, who was part of a SportsCenter featured presentation earlier this summer, didn’t have any NCAA Division I offers prior to getting one from the HBCU.

He wrote “blessed to receive my first DI offer Thursday night from Tennessee State University” on Instagram, where he has more than 600,000 followers.

A native of the Dominican Republic, Donato lost his left arm at age 6 when a wall fell on him. He came to the United States in 2020 and played prep basketball at Life Christian Academy in Kissimmee, Florida.

Tennessee State has also signed Hercy Miller, the son of hip-hop legend Master P.


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