Jason Gilliam-Alexander hails from Queens NYC where he learned to play basketball from local legends Mark Action Jackson and Kenny The Jet Smith.
Jason attended the Bernard King & Ernie Grunfeld Youth Basketball Camp where he met Vincent Smith, older brother and mentor/trainer/coach of younger brother and future NBA Champion Kenny Smith.
That relationship led Jason to attend Kenny Smith High School alma mater Archbishop Molloy High School where he would play alongside NYC basketball icon, Kenny Anderson, who went on to be names the best high school player in America, college all ameeican, 2nd pick in the NBA draft lottery and NBA All Star. In addition, playing for legendary Coach Jack Curran allowed Jason to learn the game and be disciplined from one of the all time great High School minds and tacticians.
Jason would attend another powerhouse program in Oak Hill Academy where he went on to play for another legendary High School Basketball Coach in Steve Smith and three more NBA players in Cory Alexander, Ben Davis and Thomas Junior Burrough. That team went on to a number 2 Boys Basketball national ranking.
In route to college, the 5’10” PG would first play for NBA great Nate Tiny Archibold. Playing for great players became the norm for Jason as he’d attend University of Rhode Island and play for former NBA Guard Al Skinner.