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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Watch: Mahershala Ali played college basketball for Saint Mary’s

Mahershala Ali

Long before he became an Oscar-winning actor, Mahershala Ali was actually a college basketball player.

Ali, 45, grew up in Hayward, Calif. and attended Saint Mary’s College, where he played basketball for four seasons. Take a look at this clip of some of his highlights while playing for the Gaels. Back then, Ali was known as Mahershala Gilmore.

Ali played in 97 games for Saint Mary’s, averaging 3.6 points per game during his career. He averaged 7.0 points per game as a senior.

In recent years, Ali has become a star in the acting world thanks to his performances in movies such as “Moonlight,” “Green Book,” and TV shows like “House of Cards,” “True Detective” and “Luke Cage.”



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