Kira Lewis Jr. was born Apr. 6, 2001 to Kira Sr. and Natasha Lewis. He has two sisters, Nakerra and Nesha. Lewis played basketball for Hazel Green High School in Hazel Green, Alabama for three seasons. As a senior, Lewis averaged 28.5 points, 5.9 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 3.9 steals per game, leading his team to the Alabama Class 6A semifinals. He was a finalist for Alabama Mr. Basketball. Lewis was originally in the 2019 class but graduated early and reclassified to 2018. He committed to Alabama for college and made the SEC All-Freshman Team in 2018-19. After his freshman season, he helped lead Team USA to a gold medal at the 2019 FIBA Men's Basketball U-19 World Cup. In his second season at Alabama, Lewis earned First-team All-SEC honors and then declared for the 2020 NBA Draft. Lewis studied consumer science while at Alabama. Fans can follow the guard on Twitter @kiralewisjr.