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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