Oscar winner Mahershala Ali's St. Mary's basketball highlight reel goes viral

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Oakland native Mahershala Ali won big at Sunday's 91st Academy Awards show, taking home an Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance in "Green Book."

But on Monday, it's his college basketball highlight reel that's picking up the most attention.

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The 45-year-old actor played college hoops at Saint Mary's College in Moraga, Calif. before foraying into the motion picture industry.

As a Gael, he went by the name Mahershala Gilmore.

Ali attended Saint Mary's on a basketball scholarship and played in 97 games from 1992 to 1996.

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