While being raised in West Covina, CA, Jameel attended West Covina High School and played Varsity basketball since his sophomore year in high. While playing on varsity he led the team in scoring and assists each year while finishing his high school career with averages of 18 points, 5 assists, 5 rebounds and 3 steals a game. Jameel was also invited to the Nike summer camp which only the top 120 high school players in the United States were invited.
Jameel was given a scholarship to the University of Nevada Reno were he attended for 1 year before transferring to Colorado State University. While at CSU Jameel started his junior and senior seasons while leading the Western athletic conference in 3 pt fg % shooting 45%. In a game against Fresno State, Jameel lead the Rams to one of the best come from behind victories in school history. With the Rams down 15 points in the final 7 minutes, Jameel went on to score 22 points in the 2nd half and finish with a game high 26 to help seal the deal on a 80-79 victory for the Rams. Jameel was also named the team’s Most Inspirational Player and team MVP. Tied a tournament record for 3 point fg’s made in a single game with 8 and in the same game had a career high in points (30). He graduated from CSU in the top ten in 3 point fg made and 3 point fg %.
After graduating from Colorado State University, Jameel went on to play professional basketball in Serbia (Former Yugoslavia), where he averaged 16 points a game and lead the top Division with a 50% fg average from beyond the 3pt line.
Jameel is married to Darlene Mahmud and has 3 beautiful children, son Isaiah, daughters Kiani and Kira. Jameel and his family reside in Rancho Santa Margarita.