Khyri Thomas was born in 1996 in Omaha, Nebraska. He is the son of Lakisha Hazley and Kelvin Eddie, and he has two siblings, Kiki and Raevyn. Thomas started his high school ball with Fork Union Military Academy in Fork Union, Virginia. He eventually transferred to Benson High School in Omaha, Nebraska. After his senior season at Benson, Thomas was awarded the NebraskaHSHoops.com inaugural "Mr. Basketball" award, given to the top male high school player in the state. His favorite historical leader is Frederick Douglas. Follow Thomas on Twitter (@Khyri_2).