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43 Days to B1G Basketball: Northwestern's Latest Walk-On Is the Son of Julia Louis-Dreyfus


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Northwestern's most recent walk-on might not see much playing time in 2015-16, but chances are you're quite familiar with at least one of his parents. While most people typically pay little attention to a teams walk-ons, even if they're a fan of said program, the Wildcat's Charlie Hall might be worth an occasional line or mention thanks to his mom.

The 6'5" freshman forward from California wasn't a major high school prospect, though he did average 15 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists per game during his senior season at the same high school formerly attended by NBA players Baron Davis and Austin Croshere. His success on the court warranted two ALL-CIF second team selections, but nothing major when it came to recruiting and he ultimately walked on to Northwestern.

So why is this noteworthy? Well, his mom happens to be Julia Louis-Dreyfus. If the name doesn't immediately ring a bell, she happens to be the actress that played Elaine on Seinfield, as well as appearing in numerous movies and TV shows, including Veep and the New Adventures of Old Christine. Even Hall's father, Brad Hall, has written and produced a number of movies and TV shows over the years.

That being said, while Hall won't likely see any playing time this season outside of some gutter time minutes (the latest member to Club Trillion?), it is entertaining enough to see the Wildcats add the son of the actress known for her iconic role on Seinfield. If you're wondering why he ended up in the midwest in Evanston, it should probably be noted that both of his parents attended Northwestern, which also happens to be where the couple initially met.