Ashton Hagans was born on July 8, 1999 in Cartersville, Georgia. His parents are Monica Wheeler and Marvin Hagans. Hagans has four siblings. He's the cousin of former NFL running back Ronnie Brown, as well as former NBA player Trey Thompkins. In his younger days, his little league football team won a state championship. Hagans attended Newton High School in Covington, Georgia, where he averaged 20.2 points, 7.6 assists and 3.6 steals as a senior. Hagans was named the 2018 Gatorade Georgia Player of the Year as well as Mr. Georgia Basketball. A consensus top-three point guard in the high school class of 2018, Hagans committed to play collegiately at the University of Kentucky. While at Kentucky, Hagans studied community and leadership development. Fans can follow the Georgia native on Twitter @H23Ash.