Summer School


Pistons.com will track the off-seasons of Detroit's 2009 draft choices - Austin Daye, DaJuan Summers and Jonas Jerebko - as they prepare for their second seasons with the Pistons and 2010’s two draft picks - Greg Monroe and Terrico White - as they get their first tastes of the NBA.


Wednesday, September 22, 2010: Terrico White

Terrico White became an Internet sensation overnight last month when video of his dunking exploits went viral within hours of the impromptu contest broke out at the NBA’s rookie photo shoot. Check out Terrico’s account of the incident and catch up with his summer as Pistons.com’s Summer School series wraps up with training camp around the corner.


Wednesday, September 15, 2010: DaJuan Summers

DaJuan Summers is back from his hometown of Baltimore and getting ready for the start of training camp in less than two weeks. DaJuan checks in for the latest installment of Pistons.com’s Summer School series with an update on his basketball progress and – for the movie buffs who share DaJuan’s love for the big screen – his three top movies of the summer.


Wednesday, September 8, 2010: Austin Daye

Austin Daye is winding up his summer workout routine in Las Vegas and getting ready to make his September migration back to Detroit in preparation for the opening of training camp. Check out Austin’s story in his own words as Pistons.com continues its Summer School series tracking the off-seasons of Austin, Jonas Jerebko, DaJuan Summers, Greg Monroe and Terrico White.


Wednesday, September 1, 2010: Jonas Jerebko

As a rookie with the Pistons, Jonas Jerebko did whatever the Pistons needed him to do. As the star player for the Swedish national team this summer, they needed him to score – and with the stakes at their highest, he came through with a 35-point game. Pistons.com continues its Summer School series with Jonas telling the story of leading the Swedes to the No. 1 spot in their Eurobasket group competition.


Wednesday, August 25, 2010: Greg Monroe

Greg Monroe is back in Detroit and will be in the gym this week with Arnie Kander after spending last week at the NBA’s rookie orientation program in New York. Check out what the Pistons’ No. 1 draft pick learned as Pistons.com continues its Summer School series.


Wednesday, August 18, 2010: Steve Hetzel

Austin Daye was the Pistons’ best player in Summer League, at least until a hip injury forced him to sit out the final two games. He’s spent him summer in Las Vegas, working out with a focus on adding strength, and the Pistons like what they’ve seen so far. Check out what player development coach Steve Hetzel has to say about Daye as Pistons.com continues its Summer School series.


Wednesday, August 11, 2010: DaJuan Summers

It might be the off-season for DaJuan Summers, but there hasn’t been much “off” about it. After Summer League ended, he spent time in China with a group of NBA players, then headed back to Las Vegas for more drills and instruction, and returned to Auburn Hills this week. Check out DaJuan’s busy summer as Pistons.com continues our Summer School series.


Wednesday, August 4, 2010: Steve Hetzel

As player development coach, Steve Hetzel – brought to the Pistons from Cleveland’s staff by John Kuester a year ago – spends most of his time working with the team’s young players. This year, that means a lot of hands-on work with Greg Monroe and Terrico White. Pistons.com continues its Summer School series with Steve’s thoughts on what he’s seen and what he envisions for Greg Monroe.


Wednesday, July 28, 2010: Greg Monroe

After a big finish to Summer League, Greg Monroe came back to Detroit, found a place to live and had surgery to correct an issue with one of his toes. He headed back to Louisiana this week, then goes to Washington, D.C., to pack up his stuff at Georgetown and will be back in Detroit in two weeks to get ready for his rookie season. Read Greg’s firsthand account as Pistons.com continues its Summer School series.


Wednesday, July 21, 2010: Terrico White

The Pistons didn’t expect Terrico White to fall to them at 36 in the second round of June’s draft and White didn’t expect to fall that far, either. So they were in the getting-to-know-you phase during Las Vegas Summer League play earlier this month. Pistons.com continues its Summer School series with White’s take on his first NBA experience in his own words.


Wednesday, July 14, 2010: Jonas Jerebko

Jonas Jerebko tweaked a hamstring in the Pistons’ Summer League opener and is playing it safe now so he’ll be ready to help Sweden’s national team in its pre-Olympic qualifying games in August. Check out what else Jonas has to say in Pistons.com’s latest installment of Summer School that tracks the off-seasons of last year’s three rookies and 2010’s two draft choices.


Wednesday, July 7, 2010: Austin Daye

Austin Daye took timeout between Wednesday’s morning and afternoon practices to share his thoughts on the Pistons’ Summer League team, rookies Greg Monroe and Terrico White and the work he’s been putting in since shifting his base of operations to Las Vegas about a month ago. Check out Austin’s latest installment of the Summer School series appearing regularly on Pistons.com.


Wednesday, June 30, 2010: DaJuan Summers

DaJuan Summers is back in town working out and getting ready to head to Las Vegas for his second stint in the NBA Summer League, where he will focus on rebounding and better using the size and strength that should make him a tough matchup for most small forwards. Check out the latest installment of Pistons.com’s summer series tracking the off-seasons of the team’s young players.


Wednesday, June 23, 2010: Jonas Jerebko

A year ago now, Jonas Jerebko was buzzing all over the country – after getting here fresh from his Italian League playoffs – and preparing for the NBA draft. Now he’s one of the league’s brightest young players and looking for ways to get even better for his second season. Check out Jonas’ summer as Pistons.com continues its Summer School series monitoring the off-seasons of Jonas, Austin Daye and DaJuan Summers.


Wednesday, June 16, 2010: Austin Daye

Austin Daye spent almost two months back home in the Los Angeles area once the Pistons’ season ended, but recently switched base to Las Vegas so he could continue to work out under highly regarded trainer Joe Abunassar. Check out Austin’s first-person account as Pistons.com continues its summer series tracking the off-seasons of Austin, Jonas Jerebko and DaJuan Summers.


Wednesday, June 9, 2010: DaJuan Summers

When the regular season ended, DaJuan Summers took a week off to recuperate and catch up with his family back in Baltimore. Since then, he’s been in the gym at least five days a week, working to improve his ball skills, and he’s back in Auburn Hills this week. Check out his first-person account as Pistons.com begins a series that tracks the summer of the team’s three 2009 draft choices.