Malik JonMikal Beasley was born in Atlanta in 1996 to Michael and Deena Beasley. Michael played professional ball in Chile, the Domincan Republic and Puerto Rico. Beasley attended Saint Francis School in Georgia. As a junior, he led Saint Francis to the state championship. As a senior, he averaged 22.2 points, 6.9 rebounds, and 1.9 steals per game. Those impressive stats got Beasley named Georgia's Class 1A Player of the Year; he also made the All-State Class A First Team. Beasley attended Florida State for one year before declaring for the NBA draft. His grandfather, John Beasley, is a movie and TV actor who appeared in the movie "Rudy." Beasley is nicknamed "The Mutant." He goes by @Mbeasy5 on both Instagram and Twitter.