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Teen without arms is basketball sensation

Jamarion Styles shot to fame after a Twitter post of him scoring a 3-pointer - despite his having no arms - took off. . (Source: WPEC/WSVN/CNN) Jamarion Styles shot to fame after a Twitter post of him scoring a 3-pointer - despite his having no arms - took off. . (Source: WPEC/WSVN/CNN)

BOCA RATON, FL (WPEC/WSVN/CNN) - Thirteen-year-old Jamarion Styles doesn’t need arms to shoot 3-pointers on the basketball court. He just lets fly and the ball finds the net.

“I love the game, personally. My teammates help me out good and my school is good,” Jamarion said.

Because of a rare bacterial infection, Jamarion lost his arms as an infant. But that doesn’t stop the Eagles Landing Middle School student from showing off his talents on the basketball court.

Jamarion is now a sensation after a Twitter video of him sinking a 3-pointer just before the buzzer in a middle school game.

“I love it right now,” Jamarion said. “My teammates enjoy me. I’m enjoying it. It’s just a great thing.”

He said having no arms is not going to stop him from getting out there.

“I don’t mind. I run right past through it. But it’s really boosting me up with confidence. So I try harder every day. Just try to stay positive and you can do whatever you can if you want to.”

Styles also plays football and said he enjoys that game even more than basketball.

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