Elite Campers Set for Friday Finals

August 2nd, 2018


The Pistons Academy summer basketball camp tour, presented by Kroger, makes it’s annual stop at the Elite Skills camp at Franklin Athletic Club in Southfield.

Thursday marked the end of regular season at our Elite Skills Camp in Southfield and the campers are set for what should be a thrilling final day full of playoff action!


Campers wrapped up the final session of our free throw shooting competition on Thursday. All week long, campers have been shooting free throws worth various point totals. Aidan Wagner, Hamza Dabliz, Christian Gulli, and Charlie King have claimed the #1 seed. The top 60 shooters have been placed into the “Big Board” and the remaining shooters will battle it out for a chance to sneak into the competition as a #16 seed.
To view each camper’s free throw scores, as well as the seeds for Friday’s tournament, please view the following documents: 
Elite Camp Free Throw Scores (Thursday)
Elite Camp Free Throw Seeds

Regular season games in the 4-Ball team shooting competition has concluded. Clemson and Alabama sit atop the Steph Curry Division, while Syracuse earned the #1 seed in the Chauncey Billups Division. In the race for Camp MVP, several players made a big leap on Thursday.
To view the camp leaders and 4-Ball standings through Thursday, please view the following document: Elite Camp Standings (Thursday)

On Tuesday, campers were put through an NBA-style skills challenge as they were they were tested in a 3/4 court speed dribble, a :30 layup drill, and a :30 elbow shooting challenge.
To view the results for each camper, please view the following document: Skills Testing Results – Elite Camp


Congratulations to Jacob Lamb, our Player of the Day on Thursday! Jacob had a positive attitude throughout the day and his intensity and passion for the game was on full display!


Each day, Camp Director Bryan Bollin has given the campers a “Word of the Day” along with stories and examples highlighting the importance of each word. What have been the 4 “Words of the Day” from Monday-Thursday? 
Write the answer on a 3″x5″ piece of paper and turn in tomorrow at check-in for your chance to be entered into a raffle for a Detroit Pistons autographed poster!


A timeline of events for Friday’s playoffs and contests will be posted by 8:30pm tonight. This will also be available at check-in on Friday.


There will be an awards ceremony at 1:30pm on Friday. Parents are welcome to attend camp any time after 12:15pm. Camp will dismiss at 2pm on Friday.

Camp check-in starts at 8:30am. Players will not be allowed to enter the gym before that time.

Lunch orders must be placed at check-in.

All campers must wear their jersey to camp each day.

Franklin Athletic Club offers pre/post care for $10/daily. To inquire, please contact Laura Barrick at 248-352-8000 ext 314.


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