Elfrid Payton Jr. was born in Gretna, Louisiana in 1994. Payton is the second oldest of six children to Elfrid Sr. and Danielle Payton, the only boy. His father was a star in the CFL, recording 154 sacks in 15 seasons, and was enshrined in 2010 to the Canadian Football Hall-of-Fame. Payton spent three years at John Ehret High School in Marrero, Louisiana, where he averaged 12.8 points, 5.2 assists and 4.1 steals as a senior to earn district MVP honors, helping lead the team to a 30-4 record. The summer before his junior year at Lousiana-Lafayette, Payton represented the United States at the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship, starting all nine games and helping the team to a gold medal. As a member of the Magic, Payton received the 2017 Rich and Helen DeVos Community Enrichment Award for his charity work with the Central Florida community. Payton also started the The Elfrid Payton Foundation, which runs a 10-week arts program for fifth graders to expose students to poetry, music, dance and painting. You can follow Elfrid Payton on Twitter and Instagram @Elfrid.