August 3rd, 2017

D and Kids

With one day left at the Pistons Academy Camp of Novi, coaches, players and directors all turned up the intensity and have set the table for what should be an exciting final day tomorrow.  “The kids appear to be dialed in and ready for the playoffs,” said Coach Bryan Bollin, I look forward to seeing whats going to happen in tomorrow’s playoffs.”

(Scroll down for Friday’s Championship information…)

In the 4-Ball competition, there is a historic log jam atop the standings in the Red Division with four teams 6-2.  “In those situations, team hi-score mandates the final seed for the teams,” said Coach Geo, “And there’s not much separation there either!”  That said, UConn (80pts) earns the #1 seed followed by #2 Stanford (65) and a tie for 3rd with Quaker State and Texas at 60pts each.  4-Ball playoffs will start tomorrow.  Check out all the 4-Ball scores here: 4-BALL Scoresheet

In the Free-Throw Contest, the seedings have been set and the playoffs will start tomorrow.  Each division will have four players that will participate in the feed-in bracket with the winners advancing to the big board to face the #1 seed.  First round match-ups are here for the Red/White Division:  FT Scoresheet


Taehyung Kim

TAEHYUNG K:  Taehyung is a 6th grader from South Korea.  Hi coach, Collin Haggerty says about TK “He is a very hard worker who is always listening and paying attention.  I love the way he wants to improve and get better every day.”  His favorite NBA player is Steph Curry and he loves making new American friends.  His favorite food is beef and he absolutely loves shooting baskets!


Maya W

MAYA W:  One of the best players in the Blue Division, Maya is a hard worker and always ready to smile!  “You should have seen her play in the 1-on-1 contest,” said Coach Justin, She did amazing and won the championship!”  Maya loves playing basketball and at 5’5 and being in the 7th grade, she is ready for more!  Her favorite player is LeBron James.


Alex F

ALEX H:  Alex is a 7th graders from Wixom and is enjoying the Pistons camp this week. “He is the real-deal when it comes to shooting,” said coach Miles Moon, “He always seems to step up in big moments.”  Alex’s favorite ball handling move is a dribbling between the legs.  “I broke someone’s ankles in a 5-on-5 game with that move,” said Alex, “It was fun.”


WEDNESDAY’S IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION:  What current Pistons Player played his college ball at UConn?

THURSDAY’S IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION:  Who was the coach of the Bad Boys Championship Teams of 1989 & 1990?

If you know the answers, write them down on a 3×5 piece of paper and turn it in at check-in on Friday.  For a better chance of winning the prize, write them down on separate slips!

(streaming starts at 12:30pm. click here for link  Password is pistons (lower case)

12:15pm:  Blue Division Championship Game (Far gym in 6th grade house)
12:30pm:  Red Division Championship Game
12:42pm:  White Div. Championship Game
12:54pm:  Platinum Division Championship Game
01:10pm:  Free-Throw Contest Championships
01:30pm:  Awards Ceremony begins
02:00pm:  Camp Dismissal

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