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.
Pres. Obama says Simmons' dad Dave played ball in Australia with Sec. of Education Arne Duncan, but "Ben is better." pic.twitter.com/h6krM9IDQd— Cody Worsham (@CodyWorsham) January 14, 2016
Obama also gave Simmons a shout out during a Twitter chat after the speech.
love em all, but as a bulls fan got to go with mj. in baton rouge, just met lsu freshman ben simmons - will be great https://t.co/Du1gflVYp4— President Obama (@POTUS) January 14, 2016
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."