Jarrett Allen
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Brooklyn Nets center Jarrett Allen provides back-to-school haircuts for kids in the Children of Promise organization.

Jarrett Allen gives back as the new season approaches.

This week, the Brooklyn Nets center provided haircuts for around 50 kids, all of whom were a part of the Children of Promise organization. The organization is for children who have either one or both parents incarcerated.

“It’s important to me because I have a lot in my possession,” Allen said, per Ian Begley of SNY. “I’m an NBA player, I have the dream that a lot of people want to have. So just to give back, show that NBA players care about people outside of basketball is important to me.”

The event was held at Levels Barbershop in Brooklyn and was a great way for Allen to give back to his community.

Allen is gearing up to have a productive season on this new-look Nets team that includes Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, and DeAndre Jordan. Durant, of course, won’t play for some time, as he’s nursing a ruptured Achilles sustained in Game 5 of the NBA Finals in June.

The Nets will also have a newly-extended Caris LeVert. The shooting guard signed a three-year, $52.5 million contract extension with Brooklyn on Sunday.

Allen played (and started) in all but one game last year through the regular season for the Nets. In those 80 games, Allen averaged 10.9 points, 8.4 rebounds, 1.4 assists, .5 steals, and 1.5 blocks. He did this all on 59% shooting from the field and on 71% shooting from the charity stripe.

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Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.