STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Actor Denzel Washington was playing proud father as he cheered on his son Malcolm’s first game with the University of Pennsylvania basketball team.
Washington sat three rows behind Penn’s bench Friday night during the Quakers’ season opener at Penn State. Wearing a black sweat shirt and black cap pulled down low over his forehead, the Hollywood star went virtually unnoticed in the Jordan Center crowd.
He declined to answer a reporter’s question before the game, waving his arms and nodding in the direction of the Penn bench.
The 5-foot-9 Malcolm Washington is a walk-on guard at Penn. He did not play in Penn’s 70-55 loss.
Penn’s visit to Penn State to start the new season was perfect timing for Washington, who is in central Pennsylvania filming the movie “Unstoppable.”