Largest Midwest 

Youth Basketball Tournaments

Our AAU Basketball Tournaments
& NCCA Certified Events
Get MAJOR College Exposure

We Care about Your Future. 

We work diligently to connect players directly to college coaches because we care. You are never treated as a number. 



Over 5,000 student athletes have been placed in colleges and universities in the past 10 years through our programs and college exposure events!

Baylor Basketball has the Largest Midwest Basketball Tournaments

Come to our Midwest AAU basketball tournaments and be seen by college coaches all over the United States. We put your player profile directly into their hands when they arrive at the event.

We are covered by major media outlets, too. Thousands of top athletes have been scouted at our events. 

Even during the non NCAA Certified Event college exposure season, when you play in a Baylor Tournament or at any event, you will play against Elite competition. In order to be the best, you must play with the best!  We will prepare your team for the upcoming AAU basketball tournaments season!

Are You the Best? Then Prove it! Where Champions are made. Here at the Baylor Tournaments.

Division I and Division II coaches love our AAU Basketball Tournaments and NCAA Certified events because they know that Baylor Basketball Youth Foundation attracts top talent. Some of our Alumni have even gone on to to play in the NBA. 

Join the many elite teams that drive hours to stay all weekend so they can be seen and play against their peers. Come stay and play. Buy early, hotels sell out!

We attract talent from, but not limited to, Texas, Colorado, Canada, Michigan, Arkansas, Pennsylvania, Florida, Nevada, Kansas, Virginia,  Louisiana, California, Oklahoma, Arizona, Tennessee, Maryland, Nebraska, North Carolina, Florida, Kentucky, Iowa, New York, Oregon, Minnesota, Ohio, Kentucky, Wisconsin, Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama, Turkey, Belgium, Puerto Rico,  and of course every inch of Illinois and Indiana. 

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2016 Big Time Exposure Here are a couple of videos with highlights from our 2016 Big Time Exposure event.

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Men's College Coaches @ Our Events

Rob Judson IU
Rob JudsonIndiana University
Ryan Humphrey
Norte Dame University
Ryan HumphreyNorte Dame University
Tim Miles 
University of Nebraska
Head Coach Tim MilesUniversity of Nebraska
Billy Garrett 
DePaul University
Billy GarrettDePaul University
Steve Lutz
Creighton University
Steve LutzCreighton University
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Jerrance HowardUniversity of Kansas
Sean Woods Head Coach Morehead State University
Sean WoodsHead Coach Morehead State University
Nate Zandt US Air Force
Nate ZandtUS Air Force
College CoachNicholls State University
John Fitzgerald University of Denver
John FitzgeraldUniversity of Denver
Brian James Northwestern University
Brian JamesNorthwestern University
Jon Borovich Associate Head Coach NIU
Jon BorovichAssociate Head Coach NIU
Billy Wright Head Coach Western Illinois University
Billy Wright HeadHead Coach Western Illinois University


We feature top basketball player profiles in the midwest and attendees of our basketball tournaments. These elite players shine at our NCAA Certified Events and AAU Basketball tournaments. We have featured thousand of talented high school players that rank nationally over the years.

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College Exposure

You get major college exposure at our NCAA Certified Events and AAU basketball tournaments, guaranteed. 

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Women's College Coaches @ Our Events

Fitzroy Anthony
University of Miami
Fitzroy AnthonyUniversity of Miami
Tai Dillard Ole Miss
Tai DillardOle Miss
Vivan Stringer Head Coach Rutgers University
Vivan StringerHead Coach Rutgers University
MARC WILSON Clemson University
Marc WilsonClemson University
Courtney Pruitt Head Coach Alcorn
Courtney PruittHead Coach Alcorn State
Chelsea Newton University of Georgia
Chelsea NewtonUniversity of Georgia
Kyle Rechlicz
Kyle RechliczHead Coach Milwaukee
Doug Bruno -Head Coach DePaul
Doug BrunoHead Coach DePaul University
Tasha Pointer - St. Joseph
Tasha PointerSt. Joseph University
Michelle Heard Head Coach -Western Kentucky University
Michelle HeardHead Coach Western Kentucky University
Ronald Hughey Head Coach Houston
Ronald HugheyHead Coach Houston University
Joey Wells Indiana State Head Coach
Joey WellsHead Coach Indiana State
Carolyn Kieger
Head Coach, Marquette University
Carolyn KiegerHead Coach University of Marquette
Womens Coach Marlene Stollings Minnesota U
Marlene StollingsHead Coach Minnesota University
Womens Coach Bobbie Kelsey U of Wisconsin
Bobbie KelseyHead Coach University of Wisconsin

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Youth Basketball Camps

 Our youth basketball camps reach across borders and bring together kids from different areas to learn and play together.

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Baylor Local League

We have the most Competitive Youth Basketball League in Illinois. 10 Basketball games guaranteed, plus a Championship Playoff! Play 2-3 games, Sundays only.

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Day 3 Nike Summer Showdown 2016

August 3, 2016

Day three at the Nike Summer Showdown had a certain energy in the building and it wasn’t even 10am yet. The brackets were set and …

Day 2 Nike Showdown 2016

July 19, 2016

No secret about who had the best spring/summer of any kid in the 2018 class. This young man went from unranked to currently ranked #19 …

Day 1 Nike Summer Showdown 2016

July 17, 2016

Opening nights matchup between Mac Irvin fire 17u and ET21 Buckeyes 17u had court #1 packed  like it was an old school pro-am game with …

Recap of Summer Jam 2016’s Elite Players

July 15, 2016

2017 6’2 CG Shawn Williams HS-Maumelle high school AAU-Arkansas Dream Team Scores in bunches and locks up on defense. Nice handle and will surprise you …

Day #3 – Chicago Summer Jam Wrap Up

July 14, 2016

The anticipation for July and Chicago Summer Jam has been crazy. And now that it’s here we get to see who worked on their skill …

Day #1 and #2 Chicago Summer Jam 2016

July 14, 2016

Day #1 in the books at 2016 Chicago Summer Jam. With the month of July being so important in terms of recruiting coaches know Chicago …

2016 Big Time Exposure

June 23, 2016

Here are a couple of videos with highlights from our 2016 Big Time Exposure event.

2016 Battle of the Borders

June 3, 2016

Photo Recap!

The Proceeds Fund Mentoring Programs

We have a 100% High School Graduation rate and approximately 94% our mentored youths enter institutions of higher learning.

What truly makes our AAU basketball tournaments, NCAA basketball events, and all our programs so different is that, not only are they the biggest and attract top talent and so many coaches, but that the proceeds are used to fund mentoring programs.

Baylor Youth Foundation is a legally founded charity, started in 2001. It is the passion of Toi Baylor. She herself was an AAU coach and former Athletic Director and women's college assistant coach.

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Bringing Opportunity to Inner City Youth

Baylor Youth Foundation is a Not for Profit Organization.

Changing Lives Through Sports Mentoring. Providing academic support, expanding horizons and exposing youth to college coaches and getting basketball scholarships.

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You Can Make a Difference

Every dollar counts. We insure disadvantage youth graduate High School and can travel to college interviews with money you provide. Help today.

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