Brighton Campers Start Strong on Monday

August 5th, 2019

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The Pistons Academy summer basketball camp tour, presented by Kroger, makes it’s annual stop at Brighton High School.

Monday marked Day 1 of the annual Detroit Pistons summer basketball camp at Brighton High School. A large group of nearly 110 campers filed into the gym on Monday morning ready to improve their skills and have a bunch of fun.

Monday featured a little bit of everything, as players participated in skill stations, competed in team contests such as 4-Ball and 5-on-5 team play, and set the table for the rest of our week in Brighton.

“This is our second stop in Brighton this summer, as we started the summer tour with a 3-day camp back in June” said Camp Director Bryan Bollin. “Our entire coaching staff is always impressed with the talent level here in Brighton, as well as the work ethic and attitudes of the campers,” he added.

“Each and every player was full of energy, worked extremely hard and truly showed up ready to improve their skills,” said Camp Aaron Smith. “Our coaching staff is super excited to work with them these next 4 days,” he added.


Players began competing in many of the traditional Pistons Academy contests on Monday. Campers were split into three divisions based on age, skill level and size before teams were selected and the competitions began.

Each day, players will compete in a free throw competition to determine their seeding for Friday’s Bracket Play. The overall camp Champion in the Free Throw Contest will be decided on Friday. Qualifying rounds for the Free Throw Contest will begin on Tuesday.

Another popular contest that players will compete in is the team 4-Ball competition. 4-Ball is a team shooting game that involves teams of 4 competing against opponents. Different point values are assigned to different spots on the floor, and each player shoots for 1 minute, attempting to accumulate as many points as they can for their team. To view the team 4-Ball standings after Day 1, please view the following document: Brighton Camp 4-Ball Standings (Monday)


Isabella Deslierres and Karl Reusze were named Monday’s Players of the Day for their work ethic and leadership on the court. Both players impressed the coaches throughout the day and will look to build on their strong opening day performances.


Camp check-in starts at 8:40am. All players must check-in upon entering the facility.

Lunch orders must be placed in the morning at check-in.

Players must wear their Pistons Academy summer camp jersey to each day of camp.

Camp will dismiss at 3pm Monday-Thursday. Camp will dismiss at 2pm on Friday.

There will be an awards ceremony at 1:30pm Friday. Family members and friends are welcome to attend.

The Detroit Pistons Extreme Team will be on site Wednesday to put on a dunking show! Family and friends are welcome to attend the show beginning at 2:15pm.

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