Nicknamed Handles, he became a basketball phenom before becoming a teenager, first playing varsity basketball at Downey Christian High School as a fifth grader while only standing about 4'5".
He was 3 years old when he started playing basketball. He once scored 91 points in a middle school game.
He is from Orlando, Florida. His parents are named Jamie and Vivian.
He dreamed of playing basketball under head coach John Calipari.