WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is tracking the exploits of Jeremy Lin, the sudden star of the National Basketball Association, according to White House spokesman Jay Carney.

The point guard from Harvard has come out of nowhere to lead the New York Knicks on a winning streak.

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

Obama was starting 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.”

Lin’s parents were born in Taiwan.

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