According to a recent article published today, Thursday, January 14, 2016, President Obama gave a “Shout-out” to 2015 Montverde Academy alumni Ben Simmons!  According to columnist Kyle Newport, “President Barack Obama has made it no secret that he is a huge college basketball fan, so he probably has a pretty decent idea of just how talented LSU Tigers freshman Ben Simmons is…President Obama visited McKinley High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Thursday to have a town hall meeting regarding Medicaid expansion.”

Simmons was in attendance at the event to see President Barack Obama speak when he received the “shout-out” from President Obama, “…who jokingly called the Tigers star ‘an OK’ basketball player.” Read the aforementioned article/watch video segment of President Obama’s remarks HERE.