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President Obama Welcomes UConn Huskies to the White House: "Inspiring Some Future Stars"

The President honors the 2011 NCAA Men's Basketball champion at the White House and the Huskies hold a youth basketball clinic.

Continuing a tradition of welcoming championship teams to the White House, President Obama honored the UConn Huskies yesterday. The President offered his congratulations to "the best college basketball team in the land" and thanked them for "inspiring some future stars here from D.C." Before being honored by the President, all the players and coaches held a basketball clinic on the White House court. Huskies Coach Jim Calhoun, Assistant Coach Kevin Ollie, and Forward Jeremy Lamb offered some inspiration to local kids.

Watch the video of the basketball clinic with the UConn Huskies here.

In his remarks, the President admitted it was a mistake not to pick UConn to win it all on his own bracket, and congratulated the team on an inspiring season. Watch the video here: