NBTC started eight years ago, covering 48 cities in the Philippines and with over 700 public and private schools members.
NBTC’s main objective is to develop skills, build character and raise leaders. It does not only develop players, it also includes even coaches according to Mr. NBTC program director coach Eric Altamirano.
Notable NBTC products are Mike Tolomia, former Far Eastern University, Scottie Thompson of Tamaraw Barangay Ginebra and Bolts’ Baser Amer of Meralco.
The national championships this year, with its new partnership with SM, will be held at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City from March 13 to 17.