The heat was not the only thing turned up today at the Pistons Academy Camp at the Royal Oak Middle School. 60 players took to the court and competed like never before. It was a strong day on all fronts.
First, we had a Pistons Academy Camp “First” in the Free-throw competition. For the first time in camp history, all #1 seeds made it to the Elite 8. As well, both #2 seeds in the East, Nick Ishak and Dillon Colton have advanced without fail. Tomorrow’s Elite 8 will be best out of 10 so it should be a thrilling competition.
The Blitz took place and our top performers definitely earned some MVP points with their work ethic. Many of them were not picked yesterday and rather than take it easy or quit, they worked even harder to become stronger, faster and quicker. It was an impressive display of guts considering how warm the gym was.
Perhaps the most exciting event of the day was the Coaches v Kids Lightning Game where Tejas Sabnis outlasted three other campers and seven coaches. He shots were falling like rain and he made it look so easy as he knocked out coach after coach. In the end it came down to Coach Bryan and Coach Dan Thomas and Tejas. Coach Bryan hit a FT after Tejas missed to end the game. Had Tejas won, he was in line to win the moneyball which had inflated to $270. Great job Tejas!
The following events will be streamed live tomorrow:
12:30pm: Red Division Championship Game
12:40pm: White Division Championship Game
12:55pm: Blue Division Championship Game
01:10pm: Red and Blue Division FT Championships
01:30pm: Awards Ceremony
Camp is dismissed at 2pm Friday.
The link to watch on your personal device is: http://www.nba.com/pistons/pistons-academy-camp-june-30
Password is: pistons (all lower case)