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Caris LeVert heads to India for Basketball Without Borders

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Caris LeVert is headed to Asia… again!

For the second straight year, LeVert is heading to Asia, only this time he’s trekking to India to coach Basketball Without Borders Asia.

He will be accompanied by Corey Brewer of the Oklahoma City Thunder, Kelly Olynyk of the Miami Heat and Dwight Powell of the Dallas Mavericks. Brooklyn’s assistant coach Bret Brelmaier will be there as well.

Last year, he joined Jeremy Lin on a trip to Taiwan to serve as a coach at Lin’s annual basketball camp. LeVert, who had just finished his rookie campaign during that time, couldn’t believe the support and excitement from the fans nearly 8,000 miles away.

“You see pictures, but being there first-hand was even more amazing,” said LeVert in an interview with Brooklynnets.com. “Every time we got off a bus, there was a crowd of people no matter where we were. Whether it was dinner, going to camp, the hotel, they knew where we were going to be at. And that was every single time we got off the bus. It was crazy I had never been a part of that.”

With the presence of Lin and Nets’ minority stake owner Joseph Tsai, there is great opportunity for the Nets to expand globally, and LeVert is helping the cause.

BWB Asia 2018 will be held from May 30 through June 2 at the NBA Academy India in Delhi, as boys and girls from 16 different countries were invited to participate. It’s the second time that the program will be held in India.