Elite Skills Camp Raises the Bar on Wednesday

August 1st, 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.

Day 3 (Wednesday) of our Elite Skills Camp in Southfield featured some incredible performances and lots of learning, development, and improvement from our campers. From Kenedi Jones and the Blue Division shooters nearly beating the coaches in All-Star 4-Ball, to Quran Creary, Damon RichmondJacob Lamb, and Xan Scheinfeld putting on a show in the White Division All-Star Game, it was a memorable day inside the Franklin Athletic Club gymnasium.

Wednesday’s word of the day was “attitude.” Players were reminded that there are only a few things that are within their control on the basketball court. They cannot control if a referee makes a bad call or if their teammate happens to make a mistake. However, any player can control their own effort, energy, and ATTITUDE. “Each day, we all make the choice to either have a positive attitude or a negative attitude,” said Camp Director Bryan Bollin. “We urged the campers to make the decision to have a positive attitude, no matter how difficult it may be at times,” he continued. “The campers were great today in terms of energy and attitude,” said Coach Alex Stuart.


Campers continued to work on their free throw shooting in our camp-wide free throw competition. All week long, campers will be shooting free throws worth various point totals. The top 64 players with the most points at the end of the day Thursday will be placed in our Pistons Academy Free Throw Championship taking place on Friday.
To view each camper’s free throw score following Wednesday’s initial round of shooting, please view the following document: Elite Camp Free Throw Scores (Wednesday)

Regular season action continued in the 4-Ball shooting competition. Clemson scored an impressive 131 points in the Steph Curry Division and they sit at the top of the standings. The race for camp MVP also continued, as campers were working hard to earn MVP points. These points are handed out based on performance, effort, attitude, and sportsmanship.
To view the camp leaders and 4-Ball standings through Wednesday, please view the following document: Elite Camp Standings (Wednesday)

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 Kenedi Jones, our Ecoach Fundamental Player of the Day on Wednesday. Kenedi caught fire in the Blue Division All-Star 4-Ball game as the Blue Division shooters gave the coaches a tough battle! Kenedi has been working hard to improve her skills all week long.

Congratulations to CJ Brown, our Player of the Day on Wednesday, for his positive attitude and commitment to being a good teammate. CJ displayed a good feel for the game and competed hard on both ends of the floor.


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.

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


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