Dunking for the first time is a huge milestone for any basketball player, but for Trashaun Williams the accomplishment was even more special. Williams was born with only one arm, but that hasn’t stopped him from becoming an amazing athlete.
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During a recent game, the 6-foot-3-inch 8th grader from Washington, Iowa, stole the ball, ran down the court and threw down a monster dunk. Besides the fact that Williams has only one arm, that he is already dunking in 8th grade in impressive. Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook didn’t dunk until his senior year in high school.
Though this was not Williams’ first dunk, it was incredible. “It was such a great feeling,” Williams told MaxPreps. “I actually dunked a couple of weeks ago in a tournament. But it’s still an amazing moment to share with my teammates.” Williams actually missed his first dunk attempt earlier in the game, but he tried again and nailed the slam.
The more you dunk, the more you want to dunk, and since the game on Thursday, Williams has done it again. It seems he is a natural high-flyer. During a game on Saturday, Williams stole the ball, performed a crazy behind-the-back dribble to get by a defender and dunked the ball.
Williams is great at basketball, but it’s not his only sport. The middle school athlete also plays quarterback and linebacker for the football team. Last season, Williams had 13 rushing and 9 passing touchdowns. He also runs track.