The BEST (Basketball Efficiency and Scientific Training) Center founded by the late national coach Nicanor “Nic” Jorge in 1978 has been designated by the United Nations of Basketball (UNB) as the only member nation representing the Philippines.
The UNB was launched in 2020 to develop the world’s future basketball stars while encouraging peace by bringing people and nations together through basketball. It aims to become the largest global basketball development network, outside of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA).
As the exclusive representative of the country, the BEST Center can network and cross-promote with similar organizations around the world, and compete in regional and global UNB championships against other member nations.
“This latest development is a welcome leap for the BEST Center, which has taken the lead in youth basketball and volleyball development since it pioneered the scientific approach to young basketball development in the country,” BEST Center Executive Vice President Monica Jorge said.