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Detroit Pistons General Manager Troy Weaver Donates $250,000 to Prince George’s Community College for Scholarships

NBA executive Troy Weaver makes a lasting impact beyond the basketball court for PGCC students.

LARGO, MD (May 9, 2024) — A recent $250,000 check presented by Detroit Pistons General Manager Troy Weaver funds students to attend Prince George's Community College (PGCC). The Troy Weaver Scholarship aims to support ten deserving students residing within the 20785 zip code, providing them with $2,500 per semester, totaling $5,000 annually.

Falecia D. Williams, Ed. D., Prince George’s Community College President, attended the check presentation ceremony on May 3 along with Sherrie Johnson, Ed.D, Prince George’s Community College Vice President of External Affairs, Communications, and Advancement and Dena Wilson, Executive Director, Office of Institutional Advancement and Prince George’s Community College Foundation.

“We are grateful to Troy Weaver for providing generous support to our students,” President Williams said. “Student success is paramount at our College, and this funding allows students to achieve their dreams without worrying about financial constraints.”

Dr. Sherrie Johnson expressed her enthusiasm for the scholarship, saying, “The Troy Weaver Scholarship represents a transformative opportunity for our students, providing vital financial support that empowers them to pursue their educational goals and unlock their full potential.”

Dena Wilson highlighted the significance of the Troy Weaver Scholarship for first-generation students, stating, "Many of our students are first-generation college attendees or face challenges where this scholarship plays a vital role in achieving their educational aspirations."

Troy Weaver, reflecting on his journey, remarked, "As a proud PGCC graduate, I am honored to assist the next generation of PGCC students with their education. Prince George's Community College provided me with the foundation I needed to succeed on my path to the NBA."

Troy joined the Pistons in 2020 after 12 seasons with the Oklahoma City Thunder (OKC), including serving as the club’s Vice President of Basketball Operations. Previously, he fulfilled eight seasons as Vice President/Assistant General Manager with responsibilities that included coordinating player-personnel matters, NBA Draft preparation, free agency planning, and summer league roster construction and was a critical part of the Thunder’s success for more than a decade.

A seasoned NBA front office veteran, Troy began his NBA career with the Utah Jazz, where he was head scout from 2004-07 and promoted to director of player personnel. Troy graduated from Prince George’s Community College in 1991, where he played one season of basketball, and also attended Bowie State University. He and his wife, Angela, have three children.

For more information about the Troy Weaver Scholarship and other opportunities at Prince George's Community College, please visit our scholarships page.


About Prince George’s Community College

Named a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance designated by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security (2022-2027), Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) provides high-quality education and training for the progressive and career-oriented residents of Prince George’s County. From new high school graduates and career seekers to more seasoned professionals and senior citizens looking to enhance their skill sets, PGCC is comprised of students who represent a wide range of ages, backgrounds, and goals. Serving nearly 25,000 individuals annually, the College is the first choice for higher education for residents of Prince George’s County. Collaborative partnerships, responsive degree, and training programs, and a commitment to student success enable PGCC to address diverse education and workforce development demands.

For more information, visit the College’s website at Prince George’s Community College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104; (267-284-5000); The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council on Higher Education.