It’s a Festivus Miracle! Julia Louis Dreyfus’s Son Laces Up For Northwestern Hoops
Julia Louis Dreyfus's son has made the Northwestern Wildcats basketball team? Get out! (shoves nearest person)
Charlie Hall, the younger son of the Seinfeld and Saturday Night Live alum Brad Hall, has earned himself a walk-on role with the Northwestern Wildcats basketball team. Charlie will represent the school where his parents met, as they try to make their first ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament.
The news was first broken on Twitter by NW's Associate Director of of Athletic Communications, Nick Brilowski, who predictably announced the news with a Seinfeld reference, welcoming Hall to the team by saying "yada, yada, yada, you might know his mother".
Louis-Dreyfus, who recently took home an Emmy for her performance on the critically acclaimed HBO series Veep, also took to Twitter to congratulate her son, humorously saying the 6'5 freshman "got the height from (her)", despite standing at 5'3. Brad Hall, her husband of 18 years, stands at 6'2.
Charlie joins Northwestern hoops after a successful stint at Crossroads School in Santa Monica, CA. In his senior year, he averaged a double-double at 15.3 points per game with 11 rebounds and 5 assists. Previous crossroads alumni have reached the NBA, including Baron Davis and Austin Croshere. Numerous celebrities are also graduates of Crossroads, including Hall and Louis-Dreyfus's fellow SNL alum Maya Rudolph.
Northwestern basketball finished the 2014-15 season with a 15-17 mark, including a 6-12 mark in Big Ten play. Their most recent postseason appearance came in the 2012 NIT tournament. The team is coached by Chris Collins, who enters his 3rd year in Evanston.
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