Andre Jamal Drummond was born in 1993 in Mount Vernon, New York, just north of the Bronx. Drummond's family moved to Middletown, Connecticut when Andre was seven years old. He attended Woodrow Wilson Middle School before starting high school at Capital Preparatory Magnet School in Hartford. During his sophomore season at Capital, he averaged 20.2 points, 16.6 rebounds, 7.2 blocks and 4.5 steals per game. Drummond then transferred to the St. Thomas More school in Oakdale, Connecticut and led the Chancellors to the 2011 Prep National Championship. He graduated that spring and was ranked by ESPN as the top college basketball prospect in the country. Andre's favorite school subject was math. As an adult, he now wears size 18 shoes. Drummond has been named an ambassador for the Special Olympics and is the Pistons' representative for SAY Detroit. As part of the NBA's Season of Giving Campaign, the big center joined with families and took them shopping during the 2017 Christmas Holidays. Follow Drummond on both Instagram and Twitter (@andredrummondd).