Basketball courts

Grant Hill and Fila unveil two new basketball courts in Detroit

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  • Screenshot via Chandler Park Conservancy / YouTube
  • Former Detroit Piston Grant Hill and sportswear brand FILA unveil new basketball courts at Chandler Park in Detroit’s Eastside.

Former Detroit Piston and NBA Hall of Fame member Grant Hill has teamed up with sportswear brand Fila to help the kids of the Detroit Eastside achieve their best hoop dreams.

Fila and the Tamia & Grant Hill Foundation, in partnership with Detroit City Parks, the Recreation Division and the Chandler Park Conservancy, unveiled the new basketball courts which were built from the ground up and feature new surfaces and new panels.

The design on the basketball courts may seem familiar to many of us as it is painted in teal, yellow and red with 33 blazing on the court in homage to Hill’s time as the Detroit Piston.

To celebrate the opening of the courts, Chandler Park Conservancy is hosting a 3v3 youth basketball tournament on Sunday, September 26th. All players participating in the tournament must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test 48 hours before an event.

The first court refurbished by Fila and Hill was Hillsdale Park in Durham, North Carolina, home of Duke University where Hill attended college.

Hill was drafted by the Detroit Pistons in 1994 after graduating from Duke University. It was around this time that Hill landed a five-year, multi-million dollar contract with sneaker company Fila. Hill continued to play for the NBA for almost 20 years before retiring in 2013 after 19 seasons. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2018.

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