One-armed Florida prep star overcomes birth injury

BRENT KALLESTAD Associated Press Published:

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Landus Anderson single-handedly has become one of the top high school players in the Florida Panhandle.

His numbers for the Florida High Seminoles are good (19.4 points and 8.5 rebounds per game), but his game is really impressive.

The slender 6-4, 170-pound junior gets it done without the use of his right arm or hand.

As a result of an injury he suffered at birth, the soft-spoken Anderson can't dribble the ball with his right hand or use it with any effectiveness on defense or to rebound.

Anderson says he wishes he go right, but adds "I think I'm pretty good how I am, with what I have."

His coach Al Blizzard says, "You're not going to stop him in the open court, I don't care what level you're on."