THE TEAMS

BASKETBALL

The Philadelphia Suns began in 1972 with a handful of youths playing basketball in Chinatown. Today our basketball program has evolved into multiple teams, consisting of various age groups, skill levels, and gender. All teams emphasize values including hard work, teamwork, respect, self-control, and integrity.

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TOURNAMENTS

We host our own winter and spring tournaments. As the hosting team, players are expected to help out with logistics, such as setup and scorekeeping. Our teams also travel to compete in tournaments hosted by other Asian communities in nearby cities such as New York and Boston.

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Throughout the season, we host practices, where our players develop fundamental skills, practice plays, and scrimmage for game-time experience. Through practice, our players build strength, mental fortitude, and team skills.

PRACTICE

SERVICE

Players in the basketball program are expected to participate in community service activities with the organization such as lion dance performances, clean-ups, and other volunteering efforts. These service opportunities promote team building and teaches our players to give back to the community. Additionally, these events help fundraise for transportation, tournament, and court fees.

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Suns development program is open to those that wish to further develop their basketball skills outside of their age group’s weekly practice. The practices will focus on a variety of drills that will improve players on all skill levels.

Suns Development Basketball Program (All Ages)

Practice Times:

  • Monday and Thursday 05:30 PM - 08:00 PM at the Holy Redeemer Chinese Cathlolic Church and School 915 Vine St, Philadelphia, PA 19107.

  • Practice and in-person registrations starts 9/19/22.

Suns Development Program

15 & Under

The 15U basketball team builds on the fundamentals of basketball. Practice consists of team drills and concepts such as spacing, defensive formations, cut routes, and some offensive plays.

Suns 15u Basketball Program (ages 13-15)

Practice Times:

  • Saturdays 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM at the Crane Community Center 1001 Vine St, Philadelphia, PA 19107. 

  • Practice and in-person registration starts 9/10/22.

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The 18U basketball team incorporates advanced drills in dribbling, passing, and shooting. The team improves on team concepts such as spacing, defensive and offensive sets, routes, and plays.
 

Suns 18u Basketball Program (ages 16-18)

Practice Times:

  • Fridays 06:00 PM - 08:30 PM at Northern Liberties Recreation Center 321 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19123

  • Shuttle service provided from Chinese Christian Church & Center 1101 Vine St, Philadelphia, PA 19107 at 5:50PM.

  • Practice and in-person registrations starts 9/9/22.

18 & Under

The Women's team compete in tournaments and leagues throughout the year. They focus on team concepts such as defensive and offensive sets, plays, as well as perfecting their skill sets in shooting, dribbling, and passing.

Practice Times for Lady Suns Basketball Program:

  • Fridays 06:00 PM - 08:30 PM at Northern Liberties Recreation Center 321 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19123

  • Shuttle service provided from Chinese Christian Church & Center 1101 Vine St, Philadelphia, PA 19107 at 5:50PM.

  • Practice and in-person registrations starts 9/9/22.

Lady Suns

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THE COACHES

Harry Leong

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15U, 18U, Women's - Head Coach

Jon Lai

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Men's - Head Coach
 

Li Jian

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12U - Head Coach
 

James Leung

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12U - Assistant Coach
 

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Karwai Tsang

12U - Assistant Coach

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Alexis Lin

15U - Assistant Coach

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Jon Zou

15U - Assistant Coach

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Timmy Mak

Men's - Assistant Coach

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Justin Lai

Men's - Assistant Coach

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If you would like more information or have questions regarding our basketball program, feel free to contact us at basketball@phillysuns.org.

Contact Us

THE SEASON

Our basketball season begins in September, after Labor Day, and culminates in May where our teams compete in the NACBA Invitation Tournament on Memorial Day Weekend. This national tournament features teams from around the world and is held at different cities each year. This event gives our teams the opportunity to travel together to the host city to participate in the tournament, explore the host city, and spend bonding time as a team. For this tournament, enthic eligibility is required.

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Men Suns

The Men's team compete in tournaments and leagues throughout the year. They focus on team concepts such as defensive and offensive sets, plays, as well as perfecting their skill sets in shooting, dribbling, and passing.

Practice Times for Men Suns Basketball Program:

  • Saturdays 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM at the Crane Community Center 1001 Vine St, Philadelphia, PA 19107. 

  • Practice and in-person registration 9/10/22.

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12 & Under 

The 12U basketball team consists of individuals new to the sport of basketball. At this age group, basketball is about having fun and learning the fundamentals of basketball. Practice consists of basic drills such as dribbling, passing, and shooting.
 

Suns 12u Basketball Program (ages 7-12)

Practice Times:

  • Saturdays 08:00 AM - 10:30 AM at the Crane Community Center 1001 Vine St, Philadelphia, PA 19107. 

  • Practice and in-person registrations starts 9/17/22.