BEST Center named PHL representative to UN of Basketball
THE Basketball Efficiency and Scientific Training (BEST) Center founded by the late national coach Nicanor “Nic” Jorge in 1978 was designated by the United Nations of Basketball (UNB) as the only member organization representing the Philippines.
The UNB was recently launched to help 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 could network and cross-promote with similar organizations around the world and compete in regional and global UNB championships.
“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.
The BEST Center has produced many of the biggest names to have played professional and amateur basketball in the country, as well as contribute to the development of young players who have played in the national teams.
BEST Center would also send players and coaches to take part in the UNB General Assembly International Basketball Camp Experience, a five- day camp, as well as in NCAA exposure tournament and the NBA Summer League.
The UNB’S Coaches Without Borders program will also work with BEST Center players and coaches, who will also get the chance to join the Basketball Ambassadors program in the US and participate in the UNB Residential Academies education program, among others.
UNB is led by Secretary- General Alan Walls—an American international basketball coach and administrator with over 25 years of experience on the youth, high school, NCAA, professional and national team levels in 16 countries on five continents.