One-Armed Northwestern State Player Hansel Enmanuel Makes Big Block During Southland Conference Championship Game

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Andrew Powell Contributor
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Do you need some inspiration? I’ve got something for you.

Northwestern State and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi squared off in the Southland Conference championship men’s basketball game on Wednesday, with Corpus Christi pulling out the 75-71 victory to win the title. However, it was a player from the losing side that stole the show.

Meet Hansel Enmanuel — a freshman guard who suits up for Northwestern State.

During the Southland final, Enmanuel made a monster block on his opposition, and it just goes to show you, no matter how limited your resources are, you can make anything happen with the right kind of grit and work ethic.

Man, I love March so much. Every year around this time, there seem to be stories like this in college basketball. Truly unique stories that you will not see anywhere else. That’s what makes college basketball and March Madness so special.

I’ve personally been enjoying all of the conference tournament action that’s been going on this week, and I’m very excited to watch my Miami Hurricanes while blogging today. We play in the ACC Tournament quarterfinal against Wake Forest at noon. (RELATED: Syracuse Men’s Basketball Announces Head Coach Jim Boeheim’s Departure)

I don’t know about you guys, but I love the vibe of March. All of the tournaments are a great way to lead the nation into spring. And yeah, I live in Florida now, but I remember watching March Madness in cold climates (Pennsylvania and Virginia), and while the tournaments were going on, I had the thought process that everything was thawing out and spring was right around the corner — especially with spring training baseball also in the mix.

March is just a magical time, both as a sports fan and overall. It’s just magical.