Sam Luong is a native of Sacramento, where he played high school basketball at McClatchy High School. He then played college ball at Dominican University where he named his team’s Defensive Player of Year for three seasons and earned a B.A degree in Communications in 2005. From 2001 – 2005, Luong helped lead Dominican to 108 victories, three consecutive conference titles and four NAIA National Tournament appearances.
Honing his professional game every summer in Sacramento, Luong furthered his playing career as a combo guard in Europe. He was named Rookie of the Year/Media Player of the Year in 2006 for the first division Kings Lynn Fury of the England Basketball League, averaging 17.5 points and 5 assists per game. Upon retiring in 2008, Luong led summer skills camps, conducted private training for youth and devoted his time to passing on the life lessons the game has taught him.
“Sacramento Skills Academy is my heart and soul. I love my teammates, Danielle, AP and Aaron. If a player will learn one thing working with us, it’s going to be how to work hard at something and get the results they deserve.”