As the old basketball axiom goes, you can't teach 6'10", but you can teach two hands when you only have one.

Kevin Laue, an 18-year-old 6'10" basketball player, breaks his leg and misses his senior season. Therefore, he signs up for one of the prep academies that grooms basketball players for college when academics or athletics hold them back. He's spotted by scouts and is told he's definitely a D-I prospect... except for that left hand missing since birth. So he pockets a few feelers from D-III schools and holds out for an Ivy League invite. Why couldn't Tommy Amaker have allegedly tampered with this fellow instead?

The New York Times also credits Laue for taking the time to help a young woman his age adjusting to being one-handed after her recent car accident. Unfortunately, the Times undermines its case of sweet charity when it mentions she's "... blond and pretty, a junior psychology major at Mary Baldwin College." Yes, we can't possibly understand why an 18-year-old guy in prep school would reach out to an attractive older college woman with whom he has something in common. Like hormones.

Prospect Provides Inspiration With What He Doesn’t Have [New York Times]