Badgers Basketball Team Meets President Obama


Thursday was just a normal day for the Badger hoops team. You know, hanging out. Playing some ball. Spending a little time with the President of the United States.

Wait, what?

Yup. On Thursday President Obama met with the Badger hoops team. The meeting came about after Zach Bohannan, who played at Air Force before transferring to Wisconsin, challenged Obama to a pick-up game via tweet. Then Badger freshman and Chicago-native George Marshall got in touch with somebody who knows somebody and before you know it, Obama was agreeing to meet with the hoops team ahead of his speech in Madison.

The players were obviously thrilled to meet Obama as you can tell by their Twitter postings. Sam Dekker tweeted, “Waiting to meet President Obama. This is going to be something that I’ll never forget! Actually getting to meet the President!” Frank Kaminsky tweeted, “This is actually crazy that I’m about to meet the President of the United States!” And from Josh Gasser, “So awesome getting to meet and talk with the president. Now listening to him speak on campus. Great experience.”

So it was a fun and memorable day for the team. And the president promised to come back and play a pick-up game. As Zach Bohannan pointed out, after North Carolina scored a pick-up game with Obama, the Tarheels went on to win the national title. Hmm…

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