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Caris LeVert getting noticed and not just on the court

Brooklyn Nets

Caris LeVert had his best game as pro Friday night with 19 points, five assists, four rebounds and two three-pointers. He played multiple positions, ending the game at the point, where he looked comfortable and helped lead a mini-comeback against the NBA’s reigning champ.

On Sunday, he’ll be the subject of the New York Times’ “Routine” feature which looks at individuals who make up the city spend their Sundays.

The articulate Columbus native takes the Times from his apartment 45 stories above Brooklyn to his favorite seafood haunts, noting “ New York has way better seafood options than central Ohio.”

Most of what LeVert does in his routine, he admits, is typical for a recent college grad who’s come to New York for work, including hanging out with friends.

“They’ll come over — we’ll order food and play Madden football, or watch TV. I guess I’m not all that different from all the other 22-year-olds who just moved to New York, in that way,” he tells Clay Risen.

Sundays can also include working out with the Nets and he notes, with credibility, that he’s often the first player at HSS Training Center, taking advantage of the chef and dietitian who lay out a hearty breakfast for the players. “I like the usual stuff, bacon, eggs, fruit, toast.”

He talks as well about exploring the city, places taking in the High Line recently, the famous street basketball courts, like “The Cage” at West Fourth Street, and the Meatpacking District, home of hip fashion.

“One of the things I love the most about New York is the heightened sense of fashion,” he notes. “In college, you just threw on some sweats and headed out. Here, every time you step out the door you’re making a statement.”

Making a statement? You bet.