May 28, 2024

Located in the vibrant city of Jos, Suns Basketball Academy stands as a beacon of excellence and a catalyst for personal and community development.

With a strong emphasis on skill enhancement, character building, and community engagement, this esteemed institution offers aspiring basketball players an unparalleled opportunity to unlock their potential on and off the court.

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In this article, we will delve into some of the reasons why you need to connect with Suns Basketball Academy by highlighting their values as well as their impactful community development activities.

But First Let’s Take You On An Introductory Walk…

Suns Basketball Academy, which initially began its operations in June 2020 amidst the challenges posed by the pandemic, was officially unveiled in January 2022.

There are two distinct divisions of the academy; the academy team aged 4-15, and the senior team; comprised of older players who have successfully transitioned from the Academy.

While serving as an academy for both genders, Suns Basketball Academy goes beyond basketball training, utilizing the sport as a catalyst for youth and community development.

The academy envisions fostering communities values where love and genuine service to humanity influence the words and actions of every individual- they also have a dedicated department that handles that.

Additionally, Suns Basketball Academy places great emphasis on instilling godly values in young people, fostering their personal growth and character development.


As a fully registered organization with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), Ministry of Youth and Sports, State Sports Council, and other relevant agencies, they are committed to upholding professional standards.

With Okobi Kingsley as as head huncho and a number of sponsors mainly Algier 12 properties Ltd, Mr Ekene Offodile, Mr Japheth Dimka, Wesie, Alice Gombwer Foundation, Prime Dialogue Mediation amongst others the academy has been on a steady rise.

Okobi Kingsley (GM- Suns Academy), CEO Algier 12 Properties Ltd.

Why You Need To Connect With Suns Basketball Academy.

Expert Coaching and Skill Development.

Suns Basketball Academy prides itself on its exceptional coaching staff, comprising experienced mentors who are passionate about nurturing talent.

Joining the academy provides access to expert coaching, personalized training sessions, and skill development programs tailored to individual needs.

Whether you are a beginner or an advanced player, the coaches will help you refine your fundamental skills, improve game strategies, and elevate your overall performance.

Under the tutelage of Coaches Paul Aladu, Abdullah Suleiman and Ishola Emmanuel, gems are being forged.

See some of their top players; Kingsley Ududo of the Guang Ming College Philippines, Obinna Azi, Alex Anaba, Adama David, Kpengwa Mary, Sarah John, Princess Edwin, Anne John. Also watch out for Obasi Chisom, Emerald Donatus, Honour Harri, Josiah Agisa and many others.

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Competitive Exposure and Networking Opportunities

Joining Suns Basketball Academy opens doors to various competitive opportunities, enabling players to test their skills against talented individuals from other academies and teams.

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The academy organizes regular tournaments, showcases, and friendly matches, providing participants with valuable exposure to high-level competitions.

Such exposure not only helps players gain experience but also facilitates networking with scouts, college recruiters, and professional teams, potentially opening doors to future opportunities.

Over the years, they have actively participated in numerous tournaments both within and outside Jos, gathering trophies and medals in the process.

Character Development and Life Skills.

Beyond basketball skills, Suns Basketball Academy prioritizes character development and the acquisition of essential life skills.

Through mentorship programs, leadership workshops, and team-building exercises, participants learn the importance of discipline, resilience, sportsmanship, and teamwork.

These qualities instilled within the academy’s supportive and nurturing environment empower players to excel not only on the court but also in various aspects of life.

Beyond just playing basketball, all the members (Senior)are engaged with either school or skill acquisition, the latter having the highest percentage.

One of the notable initiatives is the T.I.M (Teach Basketball, Impact Sound Knowledge, Make Disciples) secondary school program.

Through this program, schools around Jos, and fundamental basketball training is carried out, imparting valuable knowledge and engaging in mentorship and discipleship classes.

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The aim basically is to promote holistic development and positive values among the students.

Community Development Activities.

The academy strongly believes in giving back to the community and actively engages in impactful social initiatives.

They organize and participate in various community development activities, such as basketball clinics for underprivileged youth, charity events, and mentorship programs.

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By instilling values of empathy, teamwork, and leadership, the academy equips its players with a holistic understanding of their role in society and the power of sports in fostering positive change.

The academy envisions fostering communities values where love and genuine service to humanity influence the words and actions of every individual- they also have a dedicated department that handles that.


Suns Basketball Academy, Jos stands as a remarkable institution, offering aspiring basketball players numerous advantages and invaluable opportunities for growth.

Suns Basketball Academy

With expert coaching, competitive exposure and a strong focus on character development, the academy provides a comprehensive platform for athletes to unlock their full potential.

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Furthermore, through their community development activities, the demonstrate total commitment to making a positive impact beyond the game, fostering social responsibility and empathy among its participants.

By joining Suns Basketball Academy, aspiring athletes not only embark on a journey of personal and athletic growth but also become part of a community that values excellence, integrity, and community engagement.

Recently they emerged winners of the Sam Oguche Bullet Energy Drink Basketball Championship 2023 edition.

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In a keenly contested game that kept literally everyone on edge till the last second,  winning by 3pt late on(69-72) Suns obviously wanted it more than the opposing team.

Well done Team Suns enjoy your bragging rights!


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