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Tino Malnati, grandson of Lou Malnati, joins Northwestern men’s basketball as walk-on

Tino Malnati, grandson of Lou Malnati, joins Northwestern men’s basketball as walk-on
(Daily file photo by Luke Vogelzang)

The grandson of the founder of Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria, Tino Malnati, has joined the Northwestern men’s basketball team as a walk-on, according to a report from the Chicago Tribune.

Tino Malnati is a former point guard at New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois. He reportedly considered┬áDivision II and Division III schools before deciding to join the Wildcats. Malnati’s father, Rick, coached New Trier basketball from 1999-2008.

Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria opened its first location in 1971 in Lincolnwood, Illinois and now has over 40 locations.