Wonderful Wednesday at Ultimate Hoops Camp

August 14th, 2019

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The Pistons Academy summer camp tour, presented by Kroger, makes it’s annual stop at the Ultimate Hoops Week in Bloomfield Hills.

Wednesday (Day 3) at the Ultimate Hoops Week featured more regular season games and the qualifying rounds of our 1-on-1 contest. This week, there are 12 divisions for the 1-on-1 contest, with the campers being placed in divisions with players of similar age, size and talent level. A 1-on-1 Champion will be crowned in all 12 divisions later in the week.

In the team 5-on-5 standings, several teams have begun to position themselves nicely. While some teams struggled to find their groove on Wednesday, there were a handful that either strengthened their lead on first place or made a big leap forward. The 5-on-5 playoffs will take place on Friday.

On Wednesday, campers were also instructed in two key areas: ballhandling and shooting. Coach Aaron Smith and Coach Bryan Bollin showed the campers a few of their favorite drills to enhance a player’s skill level, including Coach Aaron’s ballhandling challenge and Coach Bryan’s “Beat the Pro” and “3-2-1″ shooting drills. “We wanted to give the campers a few drills they could try at home in order to challenge themselves and improve their ballhanding and shooting skills,” said Camp Director Bryan Bollin. “In today’s game, you really have to be able to handle and score the basketball. Hopefully, many of our campers will work on these drills at home and see how quickly they can improve their scores,” he added.

CAMP STANDINGS

To view the 5-on-5 Team Standings following Tuesday, please view the following document: UHW Team Standings (Wednesday)

To view the Free Throw Scores following Wednesday’s action, please view the following documents:

D1-D4 Ultimate Hoops FT Scores (Wednesday)
D5-D8 Ultimate Hoops FT Scores (Wednesday)
D9-D12 Ultimate Hoops FT Scores (Wednesday)

PLAYERS OF THE DAY

Congratulations to the following players for being named our “Players of the Day” on Tuesday: LIAM KERR, HUDSON ROSNER, BRADY KLEIN and SOFIA SALINAS

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IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION

The Detroit Pistons have won 3 NBA Championships (1989, 1990, 2004). Can you name the head coaches who helped guide the Pistons to each of their Championships?

If you think you know the answer, write it down on a 3″x5″ piece of paper and turn it in at check-in on Tuesday. Correct answers will be entered into a raffle for an autographed item.

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THURSDAY REMINDERS

The Detroit Pistons Extreme Team will be visiting camp on Thursday beginning at 2:15pm. Family and friends are welcome to attend.

All campers received a special edition camp shirt. Players must wear this shirt to camp each day.

All players must check-in each morning. Camp check-in begins at 8:40am.

Lunch orders must be placed each morning at check-in.

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

There will be an awards ceremony at 1:30pm on Friday. Family and friends are welcome to attend.

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