On May 8, 1990, Kemba was born in Bronx, New York, U.S. He was born to his father, Paul Walker, and mother, Andrea Walker. He has two brothers, Akil Walker and Keya Walker, and one sister, Sharifa Walker.
Kemba grew up in the the Bronx in New York and graduated from Rice High School in Harlem. In his senior year of high school Kemba was named a McDonald’s All-American.
Kemba went on to the University of Connecticut, where he was named to the Big East All-Rookie Team his freshman year and lead the Huskies to a Final Four appearance. In his junior year, Kemba was the nation’s leading scorer with 26.7 points per game, was named the Big East tournament MVP, and was named the NCAA Basketball Tournament Most Outstanding Player after winning the National Championship with the Huskies.
Kemba was selected 9th overall by the Charlotte Bobcats in the 2011 NBA Draft. Over his 11-year NBA career he has averaged 19.5 points and 5.3 assists per game. In 2019 he was named to the All-NBA 3rd team.