Jerdarrian Devontae Davison was born in the small town of Letohatchee, Alabama in October of 2002. He has three older brothers. Davison attended Calhoun High School in Letohatchee, where as a junior (2019-20) he was named Alabama Mr. Basketball and Alabama Gatorade Player of the Year after averaging 30.4 points, 12 rebounds and five dimes per game. That same year he led Calhoun to a Class 2A state title. In the championship game, Davison scored 34 points and hit the game-winning three-pointer. The guard delivered similar stats as a senior and again earned Alabama Mr. Basketball honors. As a five-star recruit, the Alabama native chose the University of Alabama over offers from Auburn, LSU and many others. With the Crimson Tide, Davison started in five of 33 appearances. He delivered 8.5 points, 4.8 boards and 4.3 assists over 25.8 minutes per game, which led to membership on the 2021-22 SEC All-Freshman Team. In April of 2022, Davison declared for the 2022 NBA Draft, where he was selected by the Boston Celtics with the 53rd overall pick.