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Detroit Pistons Inaugural 3-on-3 Tournament
July 13 @ 7:30 am - 6:00 pm EDT
Saturday, July 13 – Main Event: Detroit Pistons Inaugural 3-on-3 Tournament
- Dribble-Up Ceremony, Little Caesars Arena, 7:30 – 8:15 a.m.
- Pistons Academy Clinic, Little Caesars Arena, 8:30 – 9 a.m.
- Opening Remarks, Little Caesars Arena, 9 – 9:05 a.m.
- Outdoor Games, 18 courts surrounding Little Caesars Arena, 9:05 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Final Games, Little Caesars Arena (Center Court), 4 – 6 p.m.
The Detroit Pistons 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament will begin Saturday, July 13 with a ceremonial “Dribble Up” as Detroit youth will join local dignitaries and the Pistons entertainment teams to dribble basketballs to Little Caesars Arena.
Spectators will be invited to the grandstands to watch as Detroit youth participate in a Pistons Academy Clinic, followed by Pistons main stage live music and entertainment, and a full day of 3-on-3 basketball. Games will be spread across 18 courts on the streets surrounding Little Caesars Arena.
For select divisions, championship games will be played on the Pistons’ home court inside Little Caesars Arena from 4 to 6 p.m. Elite division winners will earn the opportunity to try out with the Detroit Pistons NBA G-League affiliate, the Grand Rapids Drive. Pistons Legends and the Pistons entertainment teams, including the dance team and dunk team, will be on-site to energize spectators.
With more than 30 divisions, including a wheelchair and special needs division, the 3-on-3 Tournament is open to men and women, girls and boys ages eight and above, throughout Metro Detroit and the region. Two hundred teams comprised of 800-1,000 players will compete for the 3-on-3 championship title. To learn more or to register in the tournament, visit www.pistons.com/3on3.
Artwork for the official tournament basketball, created by a local artist, will be announced at a later date. The tournament is presented in partnership with Hoop It Up, the original 3-on-3 tour, established in 1989. Over the past three decades, Hoop It Up has reached more than one million participants across the country.