Imagine living in a 600 sq. ft apartment. Could be pretty tight, right? Now imagine that 10 other people were living with you in that space. Forget about having your own room, or even your own bed at that point.
That was the situation Ben McLemore grew up in. 11 family members living in a 600 sq. ft. apartment. His mother would work nights to make extra money for the family. Oldest brother would take odd jobs to do the same. McLemore made sure he attended school, not for the education but the food.