Eighth grade basketball players from Hillel Day School in Farmington Hills got the thrill of a lifetime Oct. 8, as they played a half-time game at the Palace of Auburn Hills.
The Hillel team went up against players from Akiva Hebrew Day School in Southfield, at half-time during the Detroit Pistons' exhibition game with Israel-based Maccabi Haifa. It was all part of the Pistons Jewish Community Night celebration.
Hillel athletic director Nicole Miller said her players had an amazing time at the Palace.
"This is a memory the boys will have forever," she said. "There was so much excitement from beginning to end. The hallways were buzzing with excitement Wednesday as well. Our Hillel fans cheered us on and many alums came by to wish us luck."