The Detroit Pistons will host a new summer 3-on-3 basketball tournament at Little Caesars Arena in downtown Detroit on Saturday, July 13, with men’s and women’s divisions for ages 8 and up.
Basketball players from Detroit, southeast Michigan, and across the Midwest will compete in more than 30 divisions, including a wheel chair and special needs division. Teams will play a minimum of four games. Elite division winners will earn the opportunity to tryout with the Detroit Pistons’ NBA G-League affiliate, the Grand Rapids Drive.
Two hundred teams comprised of 800 players are expected to compete through a series of games on outdoor courts in the plaza outside Little Caesars Arena, with select divisions hosting their championship games on the Pistons’ home court.
“We look forward to watching players of all ages and skill levels compete in a way that supports a key pillar of our Basketball for All program, making the game of basketball accessible for everyone,” says Arn Yellem, vice chairman of the Pistons.
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 1 million participants across the country. The event will feature a main stage with live music and all-day entertainment, food, and beverage options as well as fan engagement enhanced by supporting partner StockX.
Proceeds from the tournament will benefit charitable organizations that support local youth through education, arts and athletics within the city of Detroit.
Players interested in competing in the tournament can register their teams at www.pistons.com/3on3.