About Us



Peter Long, director of the MN Suns, along with his family has had a love of basketball for many years. When Peter’s kids were old enough, they joined the world of AAU basketball, to expand and improve their skills. This was preparation to help them reach their dreams of playing high school and college basketball. However after a few seasons of sitting on the sidelines, Peter decided it was time to start his own program. That is how the MN Suns program was started. Our mission is simple: provide an environment where basketball players can develop and improve their skills in order to achieve their basketball dreams.

Starting in 2006 with two girls basketball teams today the MN Suns program has over 20 competitive teams and we are just getting started! While the jerseys have changed, the coaching staff has grown and the teams have multiplied, our mission is still the same: we coach and encourage all of our players to believe in themselves, their basketball dreams and goals, and develop leadership skills both on and off the basketball court. We look forward to sharing our love of the game with your family. Go Suns!


Peter Long Director and founder of the MN Suns. You will often see him on the court working with athletes or watching basketball games. This year he will be coaching one of our Blue Star teams.

Abram Long Helps with tournament coordination and communications, as well as media, often doing behind-the-scenes work for our program.

Alexis Long Helps with training sessions, as well as serves as our financial manager.

Rachael Long  Runs training sessions for grades 3-6, as well as coaches during the spring season.

Sherilyn Long The office manager behind the magic of the MN Suns.


Committed to skills development in order to achieve your basketball goals