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Detroit Pistons 3-on-3 Tournament Kick Off
July 12 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
The Detroit Pistons announced today that the organization will hold two community engagement events on Thursday, July 11 and Friday, July 12 leading up to the club’s inaugural 3-on-3 Tournament beginning Saturday, July 13 at Little Caesars Arena.
Friday, July 12 – Detroit Pistons 3-on-3 Tournament Kick Off at Campus Martius
- Detroit Pistons Activation, StockX “Hall of Shame” display, 12 – 4 p.m.
- Registered Team Tournament Packet Pick-up, 12 – 2 p.m.
- Free Throw / Three-Point Contests, 12 – 4 p.m.
“We’re excited to activate our inaugural Detroit Pistons 3-on-3 Tournament in a way brings meaningful impact off the court and in the community,” said Pistons Vice Chairman Arn Tellem. “By having our employees and Pistons Legends working side-by-side with residents to beautify and program the new Pistons court at Rouge Park on Thursday, July 11 while also creating a fun environment in Campus Martius on Friday, July 12 for teams registering and playing in a premier 3-on-3 tournament, we hope to build this marquee event into a summer basketball activation that thrives in the city for years to come.”
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.