Tyson won three state championships in his high school basketball career.
Tyson was high school basketball teammates with another future NBA star, Tayshaun Prince.
Tyson enrolled at Dominguez High School in Compton, California in 1997.
At age eleven, neighbors refused to give Tyson Halloween candy because they didn't believe of his age. Tyson was 6'4" at the time.
Tyson was nearly six feet tall by the time he was nine.
His normal everyday chores as a kid included milking cows, slopping pigs, and cultivating corn and okra.
As a young child, Tyson described his grandfather, Leo, as his best friend.
Tyson first started shooting basketballs at the age of three.
Tyson spent his childhood growing up on a farm.
Tyson had two younger brothers: Terrell and Tervon.
Tyson was raised by his mother, Vernie Threadgill.