Originally posted on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 10/4/12
MADISON, Wis. It appears that one Wisconsin men's basketball player's persistence to meet the President has paid off. UW forward Zach Bohannon tweeted that the Badgers would be introduced to President Barack Obama during a private team meeting on Thursday afternoon. Obama is in town to speak later in the day on campus at Bascom Hill. Bohannon had campaigned on his Twitter account for the past two days to convince Obama's handlers to let him play pickup basketball with the team. Obama played pickup with North Carolina's team in April 2008 while campaigning before his first term in office. Bohannon confirmed the good news Thursday by tweeting: We might not get to play pickup, but our team gets to meet THE MR. PRESIDENT (@BarackObama)!!! Bohannon then tweeted that teammate George Marshall, a Chicago native, was somehow responsible for arranging the meeting, although how is unclear at this point. On Wednesday, Bohannon frequently tweeted messages to Obama's Twitter account, the same day Obama was preparing for the first presidential debate against Mitt Romney. Some of Bohannon's tweets included: --"Sir, if u want Wisconsin's 10 electoral votes, you'll come play w the Badgers! The ball (literally) is in your court!" -- "Sir, I know you're preparing for your debate, but what you can't debate is how fun playing hoops with the Badgers would be!" -- "Sir, Wisconsin is a swing state? We can teach you how we run the Badgers swing offense!" Follow Jesse Temple on Twitter.
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