Kevin Duane "Yogi" Ferrell Jr. was born in 1993 in Indianapolis. He is the son of Kevin Ferrell Sr. and Lydia Ferrell. His mother Lydia nicknamed him "Yogi" as a child because he was always eating like the cartoon character Yogi Bear. Ferrell has one brother and two sisters. For high school, the speedy guard attended and played basketball at Park Tudor in Indianapolis. During his last two seasons there, he led the school to back-to-back 2A IHSAA State Championships. During his senior year, he averaged 18.5 points, 6.6 assists and 3.1 rebounds per game. Ferrell was named a McDonald's All-American and was runner-up to Gary Harris for Indiana Mr. Basketball honors. Ferrell then attended Indiana University. As a pro, the six-foot guard started the Ferrell Family Foundation while with the Mavericks. The mission of the foundation is to bring awareness and support to the foster care system. Fans can follow the Indiana native on Twitter (@YogiFerrell11) and Instagram (@YogiFerre11).