Zachary Norvell Jr. was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Tonja Hall and Zachary Norvell. His father played college basketball at Northeastern Illinois and New Mexico and later became a high-school coach. Norvell Jr. was a talented baseball player growing up but ultimately decided to turn his attention to basketball. He attended high school at Simeon Career Academy. As a senior, he averaged 18 points, eight rebounds and four assists per game, leading Simeon to a 30-4 record. Learn more about Norvell by following him on Twitter (@ZachN_23) and on Instagram (@zack_zack22).