Tuesday morning, one day after they’d received their national championship rings from head coach Mike Krzyzewski at the National Archives in Washington, D.C., the Duke Blue Devils had the opportunity to meet with President Barack Obama at the White House. President Obama praised the Blue Devils for their run to the program’s fifth national title, which came with just eight scholarship players at Krzyzewski’s disposal over the final two months of the season.
Of course as any champion that visits the White House does, the Blue Devils didn’t show up empty-handed. President Obama was presented with a framed jersey, a basketball autographed by the team and he was also given a scholarship to the Coach K Academy. The Academy is held every summer, with former and current Duke players coaching teams consisting of adult campers.
Above are some highlights from the visit, with the Wall Street Journal responsible for the footage. The full video of Duke’s visit to the White House can be seen here.