Grayson Allen Parents William And Sherry Allen
Grayson Allen can thank his family for always having his back. His parents, William and his wife, Sherry Allen, raised him with care.
Born on October 8, 1995, Grayson James spent his early years in Jacksonville, Florida, where he was a student at Providence School. His parents have no connections to sports, but the young man knew his calling.
After joining the school team, he quickly climbed the ladder, becoming a consensus top-40 recruit in the 2014 high school class.
Fate played its part as he scored a full ride to Duke for his higher education. Despite him being the star player, mom and dad always emphasized the importance of education. They told him to return to his classes for his senior season while everyone else assumed he would be on his merry way to the NBA.
In an interview with Duke Chronicle, he added that even his grandparent wished to see him graduate, as getting a Duke degree has always been a goal.
Grayson's Mom Sherry Allen Is A Human Resource Manager
In addition to being a phenomenal mother to Grayson, Sherry Allen is a human resource manager at Flager Development.
Her LinkedIn stated that she has been working non-stop in the industry for the past two decades since she began her career at the dawn of the new millennium. She operated as a manager at Flager before taking a three-year hiatus.
She returned to work in 2011, staying for a year at the Hope Haven Children's Clinic And Family Center. After two years, she oversaw the human resource department at North Florida Management Services before accepting her position as the Director of Human Resources at Children’s Educational Services in 2016.
While she tried her hand at various companies to find the perfect fit, her husband, William, constantly worked as a government contractor.
Allen Has An Almost Adopted Brother, Tonan Ferrell
Allen may have no blood-related siblings, but he grew up with an adopted brother named Tonan Ferrell.
The story behind his adoption is sad, as he did not come from a well-off family. According to SI, he was in third grade when he met his future sibling while studying at Grace Lutheran School.
Turns out, Tonan's 18-year-old sister Rachelle had to care for her eight-year-old and twelve-year-old brothers after her mother left them to fend for themselves. The teenager could not take the children as she lived in a shelter for singles. But she was willing to do anything for them as she moved out of the home and looked for a new apartment complex.
Sherry, a lady with a heart of gold, heard about the news and talked to her husband about looking into the matter. She realized that her son kept talking about his new friend, who smiled every day, as she connected the dots.
The devastating reality could not get changed, but she knew she had to do something to preserve his smile. She opened the door to their family home, accepting him when he stopped for a meal, as everyone in the family began to care for him, even their 30-pound dog Rocky.
The future NBA star Grayson found the brother he always needed. Their friendships have stood the test of time, with Ferrell accompanying Sherry and William to cheer Grayson during big games.