Patton was born June 14, 1997 in Riverdale, Georgia. He's the son of Tora Patton and has three siblings -- Terrel, Kendall and Raven. He's the cousin of former Creighton Basketball big man Donnie Johnson. During collegiate at Creighton, Patton majored in social work with a minor in communication. Patton attended Omaha North high school, where he became a top-50 recruit by the end of his senior year and was named First Team All-State by the Omaha World-Herald. He led the team to a school-record 23 wins in 27 games, a district title and a state tournament appearance. In college, his dream job was to become a Division I basketball coach or NBA player.