LSU's Ben Simmons has made quite the impression on college basketball fans this season, including none other than President Barack Obama.

Speaking in Batan Rouge on Thursday, Obama shouted out Simmons and his tremendous basketball talents.

Obama also gave Simmons a shout out during a Twitter chat after the speech.

Simmons is averaging 20.3 points, 12.6 rebounds and 5.3 assists as a freshman this season, so, yeah, he's worthy of such attention.

Simmons called Obama's praise, "surreal."