Montrezl Dashay Harrell was born in Tarboro, North Carolina, to Samuel and Selena Harrell in 1994. He has two younger brothers -- Cadarius and Quatauis. He attended North Edgecombe High School in Tarboro before finishing his prep career at Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Virginia. In his lone season at Hargrave, Harrell led the team to a 38-1 record while averaging 25.2 points and 13.6 rebounds per game. In 2012, he participated in the Jordan Classic Regional and garnered MVP honors after posting 22 points, 12 rebounds and seven blocks. Harrell averaged 10.6 points and 3.7 rebounds as part of the 2013 U.S. team that took home gold at the FIBA World Under-19 Championship in the Czech Republic. In 2018, Harrell founded the Montrezl Harrell Youth Foundation with a mission to "provide at-risk youth with resource-driven programming in the fields of education, mentorship and overall wellness." Learn more about Harrell by following him on Twitter (@MONSTATREZZ) and Instagram (@trezz24).