He has been training to be a professional basketball since he was a young boy. He attended Pebblebrook high school in Mableton, Georgia.
He has documented his basketball journey on his Instagram account wayofdeven, which has earned him over 340,000 followers. He has also landed modeling gigs with Atlanta's Filthy Wealth clothing line.
He and his younger brother were raised by a single mother in Georgia.
He and Josh Smith were both standout high school basketball players in Georgia.