Tri-City Suns

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Tri-City Suns
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Founded 2009
League

ABA: 2009-2011

ACPBL: 2011
Team history Tri-City Suns (2009-2011)
Based in Temple Hills, Maryland
Arena Progressive Christian Academy
Colors Black, orange
Owner(s) Charles Thompson
Monique Mathis
Head coach Tony Meeks
Championships 0
Division titles 0
Cheerleaders TBD
Dancers TBD
Mascot TBD

The Tri-City Suns were a basketball team which played in the American Basketball Association (ABA) in the 2009-10 season[1] and the Atlantic Coast Professional Basketball League (ACPBL) in 2011.[2] Home games were played on the campus of Progressive Christian Academy in Temple Hills, Maryland.[1]

The Suns were the only basketball team playing in Prince George's County. The Maryland Nighthawks played the 2004-05 season at The Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro, but, prompted by poor attendance, moved to Rockville in Montgomery County the following season.[1] In January 2011, the Suns were recruited to replace the Washington GreenHawks (formerly the same Maryland Nighthawks) in the ACPBL[2] which would be renamed the American Professional Basketball League (APBL) the following season.

Despite a January 1, 2013 announcement that the Suns would play in the ABA's 2013-14 season,[3] and an undated announcement that they'd play in the APBL for the 2013-14 season,[4] no reliable source indicates that they played after their 2011 ACPBL season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hampton, Terron (Nov 12, 2009). "New pro basketball team set to tip off; Tri-City Suns join American Basketball Association". The Gazette. 9030 Comprint Court, Gaithersburg, MD 20877: Post-Newsweek Media, Inc./Gazette.Net. Retrieved 21 November 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Pascucci, Gianni (2011-01-20), Tri-City Suns join ACPBL, US Basket, retrieved 2011-01-26 
  3. ^ "ABA Live - TRI-CITY SUNS TO RETURN TO ABA NEXT SEASON....". Facebook. Retrieved 5 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "Tri City Suns To Join The APBL for 2013/2014 Campaign". The APBL. American Professional Basketball League. Retrieved 5 December 2014.