Rajon Pierre Rondo was born in Louisville, Kentucky, to Amber Rondo. He has three siblings: Dymon, William and Anton. Rondo developed an early interest in football, but his mother steered him toward basketball. While growing up, his favorite player was Isiah Thomas. He attended Louisville's Eastern High School for three years, averaging 27.9 points, 10.0 rebounds and 7.5 assists per game during his junior year to earn all-state honors and a selection as 7th Region Player of the Year. He transferred to Virginia's Oak Hill Academy for his senior year and averaged 21.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 12.0 assists per game. Rondo was named to the McDonald's All-American Team in 2004. He also participated in the 2004 Jordan Capital Classic game and was named a second-team Parade All-American. He ended his career as Oak Hill Academy's all-time single-season assists leader with 494 assists. Since joining the NBA, Rondo has made numerous off-court contributions. In December of 2013, he earned the Kia Community Assist Award for his community work. Since his rookie season, he has partnered with the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (MSPCC). During his time with the Celtics, Rondo visited 60 youth from the Home for Little Wanderers, which helps ensure the healthy development of children at risk. He has also spent time with patients at local hospitals, donated time and money to Boys and Girls clubs, and mentored young men in an effort to lead them down a positive path. Learn more about Rondo by following him on Twitter (@RajonRondo) and on Instagram (@rajonrondo).