Born Jeremy Jamal Jones in Jackson, Mississippi but later relocated with his mother to Detroit at a very young age. Was raised by a strong single mother who attempted her best to shelter him from the harsh streets. His love and skill of basketball granted him to be recruited for a prominent military high school. Never really knowing his father instilled an arrogance and rebellion attitude within him. Although his relationship with his pastor and sons guided his early faith in God as well as detoured him from trouble. His passion for basketball taught him how to play the game. That game later became the same streets his mother worked very hard to protect him from. His daily bus ride to and from school, exposed him to the harsh realities of life.