Hansel Emmanuel is a Dominican high school basketball player. Explore his height and age here.
Hansel became popular for his skill in handling the basketball despite having only having one hand and dominating the court with his presence.
Hansel Emmanuel Height Age – How Old Tall?
Hansel Emmanuel is 17 years of age.
Likewise, Emmanuel stands at a height of 6ft 4in and weighing 175lbs.
He was awarded a scholarship in Life Christian Academy in Kissimmee, Florida for his skills in Basketball.
Where Is Hansel Emmanuel From? Meet His Parents
Hansel Emmanuel Donato Dominguez comes from the Dominician Republic, Los Mina, Santo Domingo.
Hansel’s parents are father Hansel Salvador Donato and mother Katy Dominguez Perez.
How Did Hansel Emmanuel Lose His Arm?
Hansel used to play baseball before losing his left arm that stopped him from playing further.
At the age of 6, when a wall collapsed on his arm and pinned him down for two hours. It was his father who came to his rescue.
They were able to save him, but his arm had to be amputated just below the shoulder due to the nature of the injury. With the loss of an arm so too did he lose his hopes of playing baseball, but he still wanted to play sports and his father had just the right idea: Baseketball.
Emmanuel’s father came from a basketball background. He played professionally in the Dominican Republic and had some history on their national team. Emmanuel’s father provided all the motivation he needed to switch and he quickly proved to be a natural.
Luckily for Emmanuel, his talent caught the eye of Life Christian Academy in Kissimmee, Florida and they awarded him a scholarship. Moisés Michell, a former player for the Dominican national team, hosted Hansel and Ángel Pimentel Montas, who was named MVP of the tournament that brought together the best schools in the country, at his home last year. Together with his wife, Maria Revelles, he welcomed the young Dominicans to give them a roof over their heads while they were on scholarship at the Florida school.
The Emmanuel family is a great believer of God, both Hansel Salvador Donato, his father, and Katy Domínguez Pérez, his mother, and they all agree that “God has a purpose with Emmanuel.”. Even his middle name, Emmanuel, means “God with us”.
Hansel is nicknamed “Kikimata“, after his father who was similarly nicknamed “Kikima”, has become a sensation, not only on the court but on social media where his career has been in the spotlight at AAU games.
Hansel Has Many Offers As A Prospect
Hansel Emmanuel plays in the AAU team, SOH Elite, and is the star player of the team despite his injury.
Emmanuel averaged 25 points and 11 rebounds per game this season and According to his profile, he plays CG, a combo guard.
Even though he has outperformed many of the Nation U17 talents, he has not received any offers for college basketball. But high school basketball community has recognized his talents and determination.
Many scouts like Brandon Jenkins, the National Recruiting Analyst for 247 sports think very highly of Emmanuel.
“It’s a testament to his work ethic and how good he is and special he is,” said Jenkins when asked about Emmanuel and his condition. “I think there’s always room to grow and the skies the limit for a kid like him.”
Many news outlets like Orlando Sentinel and The Game Haus have done an article regarding Emmanuel and his exemplary skills in the court.
Meet Hansel Emmanuel on Instagram
Hansel Emmanuel goes by the user name @enmanuelhansel. By the look of things, he is not much active on social media.