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The Pistons Academy summer camp tour, presented by Kroger, makes it’s annual stop at the Rookie Basketball Camp at Bingham Farms Elementary School.  As this year’s class of excited Rookies filed into the gymnasium at Bingham Farms Elementary School, you could tell there was something special about them. The energetic group of 2nd, 3rd, and […]

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Friday 11

In partnership with MSA Woodland (Michigan Sports Academy) and the MBA (Michigan Basketball Academy), the Pistons Academy summer camp tour, presented by Kroger, made it’s first-ever stop in Grand Rapids. Friday the 13th was one to remember inside MSA Woodland as our Grand Rapids campers put on a terrific display of heart and hustle! With […]

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In partnership with MSA Woodland (Michigan Sports Academy) and the MBA (Michigan Basketball Academy), the Pistons Academy summer camp tour, presented by Kroger, makes it’s first-ever stop in Grand Rapids. Day 4 (Thursday) at MSA began with an inspirational story from Camp Director Geo Thomas, as he explained the career path he traveled to find himself […]

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Wednesday 4

In partnership with MSA Woodland (Michigan Sports Academy) and the MBA (Michigan Basketball Academy), the Pistons Academy summer camp tour, presented by Kroger, makes it’s first-ever stop in Grand Rapids. Day 3 (Wednesday) of our inaugural Pistons Academy summer camp in Grand Rapids began with a message from Coach Bryan on mental and physical toughness […]

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Tuesday 3

In partnership with MSA Woodland (Michigan Sports Academy) and the MBA (Michigan Basketball Academy), the Pistons Academy summer camp tour, presented by Kroger, makes it’s first-ever stop in Grand Rapids. Our Grand Rapids campers continued to raise the bar on Tuesday, as they picked up right where they left off following Monday’s action and took […]

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In partnership with the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit, the Pistons Academy Summer Camp Tour, presented by Kroger, made it’s first-ever stop in Plymouth for a Pistons Academy basketball camp at the Plymouth Arts & Recreation Complex (PARC). Friday marked the final day of our inaugural Pistons Academy basketball camp at the PARC in Plymouth, MI. After […]

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Playoffs began in many contests today in Royal Oak as 4-Ball, 3-on-3 and the Free-Throw competition started their post-season play.  “It was absolutely a day of upsets,” commented Camp Director Geo Thomas, “every single #1 seed has been knocked out of competition.” Thomas was right.  In the Free-Throw contest, all four #1 seeds were eliminated before the […]

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Girl Power

Two things rang true today at Royal Oak Middle School:  Thunder in the skies and sportsmanship on the court. “I am so impressed to see so much class and sportsmanship,” said Red Division Coach Jillian Gomes, “It makes coaching fun!” Players have been supportive all week long.  Players like Richard Powe, Davis Van Every, Matthew […]

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Liam and Lucy

Players of the day (pictured) are Liam and Lucy.  Both showed great effort and energy all day today!   Tuesday’s camp focused on the strengths and the weaknesses of players as coaches began to emphasize skill development. “We really focused on the ability to use both hands while dribbling and to change directions quickly,” said […]

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1-on-1

The Pistons Academy Summer Camp Tour made one of it’s two spots this week in Royal Oak where 64 campers gathered together for the Red Camp at Royal Oak Middle School.  “It was quite a morning,” said Camp Director Geo Thomas, “These kids were like wild mustangs.  They were definitely ready to run!  We loved their […]

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