When you first saw that the Beavers had scheduled George Washington, you knew this was coming.
The Beaver basketball team toured the White House yesterday and met President Obama, thanks to the hook-ups of Craig Robinson.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In the nation's capital for a game against George Washington, the Oregon State men's basketball team received the opportunity of a lifetime on Friday as the Beavers met President of the United States Barack Obama and took a guided tour of the White House.
"I wanted the guys to experience all of the history surrounding one of the most recognizable buildings in the world," head coach Craig Robinson said. "It was a special experience and one I hope these guys will never forget."
Once through security, the Beavers were greeted by White House Visitors Office Director Ellie Schafer, who led the Oregon State travel party into an office in the east wing. Much to their surprise, the Beavers were greeted by President Obama and special assistant Reggie Love. After the thrill of the moment set in, President Obama took a few moments to meet everyone individually, deliver some encouraging words and pose for a group picture.
Following the brief meeting with President Obama, the squad had the opportunity to check out the White House basketball court, a former tennis court that was converted once President Obama took office. With a stray ball lying on the court (complete with an Obama campaign logo), Jared Cunningham calmly nailed a seven-foot jumper to the cheers of the travel party.
Full story over at OSUBeavers.com.