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CHALLENGE. GROW. SUCCEED. 

FIVE-STAR BASKETBALL ACADEMY

Our mission is to provide quality basketball training, that fosters a love for the game and encourages development on and off the court among each and every player. Since our founding we have worked diligently to train our coaches to deliver quality programs to meet the needs of market, community, and partners. 

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Five-Star Basketball Academy was founded in Shenzhen, China in 2012 with the vision of building the pre-eminent nationwide basketball academy to better equip China's youth. Today, we offer a full range of programs to challenge and grow our students, while engaging and fostering their love for sport. Our hope is for our students to succeed both on and off the court, and spread their passion for the game of basketball.

We strive to meet the needs of students in all aspects by offering different types of training courses according to age, ability, and training objectives. Our programs are year-round and built to flow in concert with age, ability, and commitment level. We value participation, not only in basketball but all sports. At every ability level we believe value is intrinsic and not determined by how well a student performs. We move from general to specific and work to support student engagement insomuch as they are willing and able.

Our strength in operations and communication show when we work with varying schools and partners to create a curriculum and program that meets their needs. We focus on the big picture and value long term relationships built on quality of programs and trust.

 

We endeavour to be an add-value to each and every campus, and to act as ambassadors for the game of basketball! Our programs vary from school to school currently and take pride in our ability to be flexible and cognizant that each school presents unique challenges and opportunities.

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HEAD COACHES

BOB PIERCE

Director of Instruction

Coach Bob began his coaching career over 20 years ago as a middle school basketball coach in the US. Since that time he has coached high schoolers, university students, and professional athletes all over the world. His passion is for developing basketball players, young and old. Coach Bob’s extensive professional coaching experience includes Head Coach of Shenzhen’s CBA feeder team, Xin Sheng Wei Basketball, three years as Head Coach in Japan’s professional BJ-League and a stint as an Assistant Coach with the Japanese Senior National Team. Coach Bob is Five-Star Sports’ Director of Instruction and has headed up the development of our unique curriculum and coach’s training.

Top Credentials:

  • Five-Star Basketball Academy Director of Instruction

  • Asia Scout for Miami Heat

  • Asia Scout for Cleveland Cavaliers

  • Former Assistant Coach of Japan National Men's Team

  • Former Assistant Coach of China National Men’s U18 Youth Team

BENNIE MOZINGO

Coach Bennie is a skilled basketball player and Certified Athletic Trainer in the famous Ganon Baker Basketball Nation. Ganon Baker Academy is one of the top basketball training companies in the USA, and is known for training top athletes in the NBA and all over the world. Personally, Coach Bennie played basketball all his life receiving multiple honors including a full-ride scholarship to Spartanburg Methodist College, SC, USA. He has pioneered the development of Five-Star Sports’ elite small group training courses and personal training sessions.

Top Credentials:

  • Head Coach of Five-Star Sports American Basketball Academy

  • Head Coach of Five-Star Sports Elite Skill Center

  • Five-Star Sports Director of Personal Skills Development

  • Head Coach of China Tour with Lebron James, Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant and other NBA Players.

WILLIAM WHITAKER

Coach William got his first taste of coaching when he was 13 years old. His coach at the time was having car trouble and couldn’t make it to the game, so he asked William to coach the team is his absence. William took the challenge head on and led the team to victory that day, and from that moment forward Coach William knew his future lay in teaching the game of basketball.

Coach William graduated from Temple University with a degree in Sports Management. Upon graduation he worked for Florida Gulf Coast University's basketball program's Facilities and Operations Department. William is currently the Head Coach of Five-Star Sports Elite Teams, and assistant coach of Five-Star Full-Time Academy at CCSC High School. William is dedicated to helping players reach their full potential by coaching with a long-term growth perspective, patience, creativity, and enthusiasm that is infectious. 

Top Credentials:

  • Head Coach of Five-Star Sports Elite Teams (U8, U10, U12, U14)

  • Assistant Coach of Five-Star Full-Time Academy CCSC High School 

  • Former Assistant Coach at Shenzhen University

  • Former Head Coach at Nike Rise Academy

SAGE THEBO

Sage comes from Michigan in the USA. He has been an avid basketball player since childhood, through high school and university. He graduated from Central Michigan University in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in sports management. He was an AAU team coach, assistant high school coach, a Ben Simmons China tour coach and a Giannis Antetokounmpo China tour coach.

Top Credentials:

  • Trained a high school basketball team for two years

  • He coached the AAU women's basketball team at central Michigan University in 2016

  • Assistant Coach at his high school alma mater for two years before moving to China

DONYALE BUSH

With just one year of high school basketball at Proviso East HS, Coach Don went on to play an impressive 3 years at at Loyola University Chicago. Inducted into the 1990’s All Decade Team, Coach Bush was a force in the post, averaging 10.6 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 0.8 bpg, while shooting 57 percent from the field during his career. After graduating from Loyola, Coach Don went on to play professional basketball in Finland for the Huima Basketball Club. Now Don is passionate about spreading his love for basketball to the next generations.

Top Credentials:

  • Proviso Eastern High School Basketball Team of Maywood, California

  • John A. Logan Community College Basketball Team in Carterville, Illinois: averaged 15 points, 7 rebounds, won the league's MVP and was named All American

  • Played college basketball at Loyola University Chicago: averaging 10.5 points and 5.7 rebounds

  • Played for Huima in Finnish Professional Basketball League

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