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Pistons ‘Meet the Team’ event at LCA offers player drills, shots on court for fans

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The Detroit Pistons will host a free “Meet the Team” event at Little Caesars Arena oct. 3 allowing fans to see offensive and defensive drills, a skills competition among the players and even offers select fans the chance to take a shot on the LCA court.

The event is slated for the night before the team’s pre-season opener against the Charlotte Hornets. The event begins at 7 p.m. and offers a chance for fans to get an up-close-and-personal look at Little Caesars Arena.

Admission is free but you need a ticket to attend. Tickets are offered first-come, first-served and are available at http://www.pistons.com/meettheteam. Tickets will not be available on the day of the event.

The first 1,500 fans to enter LCA will receive a voucher to take a shot on the new Pistons’ court.

The full schedule is as follows, per a team release:

Festivities will include full-team introductions, an on-court presentation from Stan Van Gundy as he takes the team through offensive and defensive concepts the team will deploy during the season, skills competitions between the players, entertainment by the Detroit Pistons performance teams and interaction with Pistons mascot Hooper. Below is timing on the schedule of events:

6:45 p.m. Doors Open
7:15 p.m. Player Introductions
7:15-7:45 p.m. SVG Offensive/defensive walk-thru with players
7:45-8:15 p.m. Player shooting competition and skills demonstration
8:15 p.m. Detroit Pistons Performance Team
8:30 p.m. Event Concludes