The University of Virginia men’s basketball team will not go to the White House to celebrate its national championship.
Cavaliers’ Head Coach Tony Bennett issued a statement to say he and his team will decline a visit with President Trump in Washington.
Bennett said it’s because a number of his players are busy pursuing professional opportunities.
Making a visit to the white house has been a point of contention for some championship teams during Donald trump’s presidency.
He canceled a visit by the Philadelphia Eagles last year, over the national anthem issue. In 2017, the Golden State Warriors said no to a white house trip after their NBA title.
Baylor’s women’s basketball team will make a visit will be the first solo visit by a championship women’s team to the white house since Trump took office.