Pickerington native Caris LeVert is returning home this weekend. The Nets guard will surely spend some time with his family celebrating his birthday. (He just turned 25 this past Sunday.) He'll also have a new deal to commemorate. ESPN reports that he just agreed to a three-year, $52.5 million dollar extension with Brooklyn.
But from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on September 1st, he'll be at Pickerington Central High School teaching incoming second through eighth grade boys and girls more about the game.
"I love coming home to spend the day with kids," LeVert said. "This place raised me and instilled so much of what I accredit to my growth as a person and athlete."
As an athlete, LeVert, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, DeAndre Jordan, and Spencer Dinwiddie, all signed through 2021-22, are set to form the core of a Nets team that should be a force in the NBA's Eastern Conference for years to come.
And LeVert wants to share the lessons that brought him to that point.
"It’s important to me that I host these kids and try to help them develop their skills. I look forward to coming back every year."
The camp is not only free, but attendees will receive a T-shirt and photo with LeVert. It is, however, required that you preregister, which you can do here.