After helping lead VCU to the Final Four this season, guard Joey Rodriguez has been invited to attend the Cinco de Mayo dinner at the White House on Thursday.
And if by chance Rodriguez gets asked something along the lines of, "Who are you wearing," he'll have this as an answer:
According to USA Today, Rodriguez went into his coach's office on Tuesday and asked Smart to borrow a suit for the dinner.
"They select big-time people," Smart told Rodriguez. The coach also said Rodriguez could borrow a suit. It's not an NCAA violation because Rodriguez has completed his eligibility.
Smart would know how to properly dress for such an occasion. He spent his Saturday at the White House Correspondents dinner as a guest of the Washington Times.
Rodriguez has already begun his professional playing career in Puerto Rico and is not of Mexican descent despite the Cinco de Mayo invitation. He's happy to attend the event and present President Obama with a VCU jersey, according to USA Today.
"I'm blown away by this and really can't believe it," Rodriguez said in a statement. "This is an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and I'm truly honored. It's really a testament to all my teammates and the way we pushed each other to reach goals that only we thought were possible."