Mekhi comes from a single-parent family who has been extremely involved and supportive of Mekhi’s love and talent for basketball. He is seen as a gentle giant to all, always so much taller than his peers. He lives in an inner-city neighborhood where there is not a lot of safety or opportunity to engage in activities outside of the home. The boys and girls club in his neighborhood closed so his only option was to play basketball on the streets. Mekhi attended the 76ers Overnight Summer Basketball Camp and was able to improve his skills which he applied to the 2016-2017 season on his high school varsity basketball team. Mekhi will get the chance to attend the camp for two weeks this summer so he can continue to grow as a basketball player in a positive environment.