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Jamie Foxx shoots hoops at HellWell

by David Ceasar and Jake Sherman

Hatchet Editors

Posted Tuesday, Sept. 12, 7:42 p.m.

Clad in a blue New York Yankee hat and GW basketball garb, Jamie Foxx hooped it up with the Health and Wellness basketball faithful Tuesday evening.

Foxx, who was accompanied by actor Dave Brown and three others, made at least three three-pointers in about an hour of play on the third floor of the Health and Wellness Center.

“You saw that on the run, you saw all of that right,” Foxx said of his basketball play. “I heard a couple of people say ‘God damnit, he’s just a comic.'”

The Academy Award-winning actor took time after playing two games to sign autographs and take pictures with students and staff. Foxx and Brown attended the Washington Redskins’ Monday Night Football game and sat in the owners box with Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, Brown said.

GW assistant basketball coach Darrell Brooks let Foxx and his entourage into the building after meeting with members of the basketball team, Brown said. The building is typically open to GWorld cardholders and paying Foggy Bottom residents.

Foxx and his entourage of four left the gym at 7:12 p.m. in a black Lincoln Navigator.

Foxx and Brown are in Washington filming The Kingdom and said they plan to leave tomorrow for Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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