Jonathan Clay "JJ" Redick was born in 1984 in Cookeville, Tennessee. He is the son of Ken and Jeanie Redick. His father's background as a stoneware potter led to his middle name of "Clay". JJ's older twin sisters, Alyssa and Catie, both played college basketball at Campbell University. He also has a younger brother and younger sister. Redick attended and played basketball at Cave Spring High School in Roanoke, Virginia. After his senior year, he was named a McDonald's All-American and won the 2002 McDonald's All-American Game MVP. During his four years at Duke University, he majored in history and minored in cultural anthropology. Redick played for Team USA in the 2003 FIBA Men's Junior World Championship, 2005 FIBA Under-21 World Championship and 2005 Global Games. During the summer of 2006, he participated in a "Play for Peace" basketball clinic at the Seeds of Peace International Camp in Otisfield, Maine. As a Clipper in L.A., Redick participated in Feed the Children, helping to distribute food and personal care boxes to 1,600 families. He also worked with the Salvation Army Siemon Family Youth and Community Center to distribute gifts to children during the holiday season. Fans can follow the guard on Twitter (@jj_redick) and Instagram (jjredick).