WASHINGTON (AP) — “Linsanity” has descended on the White House.

White House spokesman Jay Carney says President Barack Obama is tracking the exploits of Jeremy Lin, the sudden star of the New York Knicks.

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The point guard from Harvard has come out of nowhere to lead the team on a winning streak and he’s captured widespread public attention.

Carney says Lin’s game-winning 3-pointer at the end of Tuesday night’s game against Toronto was the subject of conversation with the president aboard Marine One on Wednesday morning.

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Obama was on his way to Milwaukee, the start of a three-day trip focused mainly on political fundraising.

Carney says Lin’s success is “just a great story, and the president was saying as much this morning.”

He says it’s a story that “transcends the sport itself.”

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