DELRAY BEACH — Three ESPN commentators watched in awe as a video of 13-year-old Jamarion Styles showed him knocking down three-pointers during middle school basketball game.
No arms. No prosthetics.
The video of the talented Delray Beach teen, who lost his arms to a rare bacterial infection as an infant, appeared on ESPN’s Sports Center on Thursday morning.
“It’s remarkable,” noted Jorge Sedano, co-host of Nación ESPN.
Styles, who plays for Eagles Landing Middle School in Boca Raton, has wowed spectators before with talents, which go far beyond basketball.
He plays the drums at Delray Beach’s after-school arts hub, the Milagro Center. He rides his bicycle through the neighborhood. He produces and edits his own video blog on Youtube, documenting he and his friends’ teenage endeavors.
“I know this is going to sound cliche and kind of silly,” Sedano said on Sports Center. “But the reality is if a kid like that can go out there and contribute like that, and play basketball and be that good at basketball without any arms, the limitations people put on themselves seems kind of silly.”
Styles was profiled by The Palm Beach Post in December after he was gifted lightweight prosthetic arms by the University of Florida.
Styles told The Post he wants to play football professionally when he grows up.
“I won’t use (the prosthetic arms) though,” he said at the time. “I can do it.”
Watch the video here: