This Year’s Honoree

Gregory Kelser
Basketball Champion, Sportscaster, Inspirational Speaker

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Gregory Kelser is the son of a career military father and attended ten different schools throughout the United States and Okinawa before settling in Michigan. Enrolling in Detroit Henry Ford High School, Gregory was able to spend his longest tenure – date (3 years) at the same school. He would go on to graduate and earn a basketball scholarship to Michigan State University.

While at MSU, Gregory was named an All-America performer on the court and a first team Academic All-American for his exemplary efforts in the classroom. He captained the Spartans to the 1979 NCAA championship. He was the fourth player chosen the first round by the Detroit Pistons in 1979 and played six seasons in the National Basketball Association.

Gregory currently provides color analysis for Fox Sports Detroit’s coverage of the Detroit Pistons and the Big Ten Network. He has worked in many broadcasting capacities since 1986, and the Gregory Keiser Basketball Camps have been a popular staple in the metro Detroit area since 1978.

Additionally, Gregory Keiser is a veteran public speaker with a keen ability to connect with a wide range of audiences. He has provided corporate motivational and key-notE addresses around the country, including the 1998 Spring Graduation Commencement address at Michigan State University. His central message is “Going Beyond Good Enough.”

Gregory stresses the importance of teamwork, goal setting, sacrifice, education, prioritizing, and effective leadership amongst his many topics. His themes vary sharply and are specifically tailored depending on his audience.