Whatever the sport, Kevin Laue’s competition—even his teammates—always enjoyed leverage over him.
Laue was born with only one arm.
Laue grew up in Pleasanton, California and exhibited an interest in sports at an early age. His supportive parents encouraged his participation in multiple sports as a child. He was naturally at a disadvantage without a left arm below the elbow.
However, he never allowed his so-called disability to extinguish his passion for the sport he loved nor distinguish him as an athlete. It merely drove him to work that much harder to level the playing field against his physically whole opponents.
Gradually, Laue showed the most promise in basketball, holding his own against the best prep high school players in the country. Laue’s determination and labor paid off when his performances caught the attention of Manhattan College head coach Barry Rohrssen.
Rohrssen offered Laue an athletic scholarship, the envy of any high school athlete hoping to continue competitive play, to play on Manhattan College’s basketball team.
Manhattan College is a NCAA Division I scho...
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