JNEWS: Laue, Kevin [MC2013] story told in Syracuse


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One-handed Laue overcomes adversity to play Division-I basketball for Manhattan
By Stephen Bailey
Asst. Copy Editor
Published: Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Updated: Thursday, January 26, 2012 02:01

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“All right,” the longtime high school coach said, “now I want you to tie your shoe with one hand.”

Speaking at a basketball camp last summer, Collins watched as each player —ranging from fourth to eighth grade —tried again and again with no success. He continued speaking.

“I know a guy with one hand who can tie his shoes. He doesn’t have a Velcro strap. He has regular, high-top shoes, size 17, and he ties them with one hand.”

Collins was referring to Kevin Laue, who he coached for two seasons at Amador Valley (Calif.) High School. Now playing for Manhattan College (14-7, 7-2 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference), the 6-foot-11, 230-pound junior center is believed to be the only one-handed player in NCAA history to earn a Division-I scholarship.

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[JR: No new news here. But it is a impressive story.]

Laue, Kevin [MC2013]

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