McQueen: "It Was Awesome"

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Cozell McQueen, who was a sophomore on the 1983 title team, discusses his tour of the White House and meeting President Barack Obama.

Cozell McQueen, who was a sophomore on the 1983 title team, discusses his tour of the White House.

"To meet one of the most powerful men in the United States... for me it was awesome.  It took us 30 years to get here, but we got here."

"It's nothing like when something happens, when we won the championship... you think you're going and  you can't go... underclassmen can't go.  Back then me and Lorenzo Charles would always talk about it... they wouldn't let us go."

"We were able to go all over the White House and see all the ex-Presidents... all the rooms they had meetings in."

"It was awesome."

"We talked about how he was in our era, he was in school back then. I even teased him that he came to North Carolina and, 'you worked out with the other guys across town. The next time you come to Raleigh, you need to come work out at North Carolina State with the Wolfpack.'  He started laughing."

"If he comes, we're going to be on him."

"He did get to meet the President, in Raleigh."


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