Damian William Jones was born in 1995 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He has two brothers and is the son of David and Dana Jones. Jones stayed in his hometown for high school and attended Scotlandville Magnet High School in Baton Rouge. Jones lead the Hornets to back-to-back Louisiana state championships during his senior and junior seasons. After his senior season, he was named the state's 5A Player of the Year and then interned at Exxon. During his collegiate days at Vanderbilt, Jones was an Engineering Science major with a concentration in corporate strategy and a minor in engineering management. In early 2019, Jones participated in the Alameda Contra Costa Links' Annual Respect Yourself Youth Symposium and he has volunteered for various charitable organizations in both California and Georgia. Fans can follow Jones on both Twitter and Instagram via @dameology.