Brandon remarks that his "entire life changed in the blink of an eye." Brandon's mother was murdered by his father while attempting to leave the marriage. Within one week, Brandon lost both of his parents and was forced to leave everything familiar behind. Ensuing custody complications separated him from his younger sister, placing them in the custody of separate grandparents in different cities. Brandon has worked hard in school, saying "everything I do is a tribute to my parents." Brandon has been a mentor and a youth basketball coach and graduated from Bellaire High School with a 3.447 GPA.