The All-Star Weekend starts today. The participants of the event are coming to Chicago. Pelican’s rookie Zion Williamson will play for the U.S. team at the Rising Stars challenge.

Before the game he got a chance to meet President Barack Obama and was impressed by the experience. “It felt great. It was even crazier when he started talking about my Duke games. He was even talking about my recent games. I was like, ‘You’re keeping up with me? I’m 19,” Zion said afterwards, per Ben Golliver of the Washington Post.