13-Year-Old Boy Born Without Legs Earns Spot On School Basketball Team

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A 13-year-old teen who was born without legs has become the star of his middle school basketball team in Kentucky.

According to CBS News, Josiah Johnson, 13, first decided to try out for the Moore Middle School basketball team in Louisville, Kentucky last fall because joining a wheelchair basketball team would've been "too easy."

"It was easy," Johnson told CBS News. "It was too easy."

He wanted more of a challenge and had the confidence to back it up, CBS News reports.

"Josiah is very competitive, and if he feels like something is too easy, he's not going to do it," his mother, Whitney, added.

He ultimately made the team, and over the past few months has become a key player. Johnson has a number of offensive rebounds and assists to his name and, because of his unique position on the floor, has caused several turnovers.

"He started taking the ball from people," one teammate said. "He took the ball from me. I was mad. You would have thought Steph Curry was in the gym."

Just a few weeks ago, Johnson made a game-ending bucket from outside the three-point line.

"It was just a moment that I'm going to remember forever," another teammate said.

Johnson hopes to inspire others "to do something that they thought they couldn't do."

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