Zachary LaVine was born in 1995 in Renton, Washington to Paul and Cheryl Johnson-LaVine. His father was a professional football player, while his mother was a collegiate softball standout. LaVine played three seasons of varsity basketball at Bothell High School in Washington. He gained attention during his final year, when he averaged 28.5 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 2.5 assists. LaVine was selected Washington Mr. Basketball, Associated Press Washington State Player of the Year, and Parade All-America Basketball First Team as a consequence
He has routinely dedicated his time and effort to projects linked to the deaf population , as someone who studied American Sign Language in high school. LaVine may be found on Twitter (@ZachLaVine) and Instagram (@zachlavine8). LaVine was stuck on a squad with a crowded backcourt during his one season at UCLA. The team’s top five scorers were all guards, including Jordan Adams, Kyle Anderson, and Norman Powell. LaVine only appeared in one game, but he showed off his athleticism and production in backup minutes. He averaged 9.4 points and 2.5 assists per game, while connecting on 37.5 percent of his three-point attempts. The 6-foot-5 guard reached double figures in eight of his first nine games, including a season-high 21 points against Nevada in November.
He only scored in double figures in eight more games and saw his minutes decrease in early February, but LaVine remained ready to play when called upon. In his lone start versus Oregon, he had 18 points, eight rebounds, and five assists in a double-overtime loss. The Bruins won the Pac-12 Tournament and proceeded to the Sweet 16 in that run, but LaVine only scored in double figures once. He was named to the Pac-12 All-Freshman Team, however he chose to enter the 2014 NBA Draft instead.