Baylor’s Paul McRoberts plays in the 67th Reese’s Bowl

Paul Mc Roberts represented Baylor Youth Foundation exceptionally well in the 67th Reese's Senior Bowl

Who would have known  that Paul McRoberts would give up playing basketball to play another sport he adored which was football.  Paul finished his senior year of high school on the basketball court and on the football field where he received major awards and accolades  from both sports. He has received academic honors both in HS & college.

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After numerous basketball and football scholarship offers, he had to make a tuff decision to choose between two sports he loves.  He took the offer with Southeast Missouri University.

McRoberts, the first Southeast player  to ever be invited to the Senior Bowl, he finished with one touch down,  with four catches ( 46 yards), and one punt return ( 27 yards).

Paul is also be considering for the   2016 NFL draft.  Paul exemplifies that hard work, training  and determination equals success. We are SO PROUD of Paul! #baylor4life

2015 Khadaizha Sanders signs to Rutgers University 2015

UseKKBaylor Youth Foundation’s Khadaizha Sanders (KK) signed to the prestige Rutgers University. Khadaizha is truly a role model on the basketball court and also in the classroom. She is a high honor roll  student athlete with a  3.75 GPA and a 20 on the ACT. She is the most underrated PG in the country. She has not received her fair share of credit of holding that #1 spot during her high school career but you better believe she will show you in the college WORLD that she is #1.

She is the most finesse and polish players that I have ever seen and coached (As a Female) in my lifetime. Her skill level is so beyond her years! It is so UNBELIEVABLE!

She has definitely been LOYAL, RESONSIBLE and RESPECTED by her teammates, friends and competitors. KK is a beautiful warm-hearted young woman that has a special gift that will truly bless many in her future. KKBaylorBasketballRutgers

Here are just some of her accomplishments: A First Team Associated Press player every year, 3A All-State, Daily Journal Player of the Year, she also shot 89 percent from the free throw line. As a sophomore, Sander averaged 19.3 points per game along with 107 steals and 87 assists. She scored 39 points in the Class 3A sectional semifinal and she has scored over 2,000 points in high school. She is listed as No. 38 by Prospect Nation, No. 60 among the ESPNW/HoopGurlz class of 2015 rankings and Prospect Nation also ranks Sanders as the eighth best point guard in the class.

Khadaizha had over 75 solid scholarship offers from the major universities from the following conferences: Big Ten, Big East, Horizon League, American Athletic Conference, SWAC, Missouri Valley,  ACC, Patriot League, Atlantic 10, WAC, Summit League, West Coast, Sun Belt, SEC, Ohio Valley, MEAC, Mid American, Ivy League, Conference USA, Mountain West, Ohio Valley , PAC 12  and Atlantic Sun. She narrowed them down to Western Kentucky, Wisconsin University, Michigan State, Houston University and to her final choice Rutgers University .

Baylor Youth Foundation is  so proud to have had a part in this young prodigy success and development for the past six years. We will have many young ladies follow in her footstep but not too many will be able to fill them.

#Baylor4Life

Michal Miller commits to University of Arizona 2015

Baylor Youth Foundation is proud to announce it’s second commitment for the 2015 season. Michal Miller 5’9 , G/F commits to the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ.  .UseMichal

Michal Miller was  highly recruited by the PAC 12, Big East, ACC, Missouri Valley, Big Ten,  Conference USA, Horizon League and the Summit League.  Michal Miller is an unique and very  talented  athlete. She is very versatile. She can play the 1,  2 & 3. She is a high percentage  shooting guard that can shoot the  three (3pt), knock down the the midrange and take you off the dribble.  Michal’s basketball IQ is impeccable.  Her 6’ft wing span  makes it easy for her to pick your pockets.  Great defender. She averaged 17-20 ppg during our  traveling season where we went 50-3 this past 2014 season.

She represented Northwest Indiana (The Region) in the Junior Indiana vs Kentucky All Star Game where she stole the show.

Michal has been apart of the Baylor Basketball programs since the 8th grade where she has definitely established a special place in our hearts. Look for BIG THINGS from this young ladies future!

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She will be pursuing a major in communication/journalism.

Baylor Youth Foundation/Baylor Basketball gives so many college exposure opportunities for young ladies throughout  the Midwest.

Follow us on Instagram @baylorbasketball12 and on twitter @bayloryouth for our upcoming news and events.

Elizabeth Toye commits to University of Wisconsin Madison 2015

Baylor Youth Foundation is proud to announce it’s first commitment for the 2015 season. Elizabeth Toye 6’1 , G/F commits to the University of Wisconsin Madison. Elizabeth may  not had been on  the scouting  reports nor was she being recruiting by hundreds of college coaches. She was under recruited and under the radar! She may had started slow in the race but she finished with a BANG! Grabbing a HUGE scholarship offer by the University of Wisconsin. She is now  apart of the Elite in the Big Ten and will be in Badger Country. ElizabethToyeBayloryouth

Elizabeth Toye is a talented athletic  2 & 3. She can shoot the three (3pt), knock down the the midrange and take you off the dribble. Her collegiate body allows her to secure offensive and defensive rebounds and defend guards and bigs. She is unique because of her ball handling ability and quickest/speed.

Another GREAT part about Elizabeth Toye is that she is a student athlete. She maintains a 4.0 GPA and has scored a 25 on the ACT. She wants to pursue a major in engineering.

Liz dominated in the beginning of July period but was handicapped by an ankle injury but had a great fall season. She picked up two scholarships and several Division I interests during the September live period.

The Chicago Girls Fall Exposure events gives so many college exposure opportunities for young ladies in the Midwest.

Follow us on Instagram @baylorbasketball12 and on twitter @bayloryouth for our upcoming news and events.

Baylor’s Alumni Gary Harris – Michigan State Going to the NBA Draft!

On behalf of the Baylor Youth Foundation, we would like to congratulate one of our own Gary Harris! He will be enter the NBA Draft. Gary Harris played with the first LNO (Like No Other) Baylor Basketball team  based out of Indianapolis, in which seven of his former teammates  all signed to major Division I colleges.

Our organization looks forward to supporting Gary and his family as they continue to climb the ladder of success. He will be truly an inspiration and role model for all the other student athletes that goes through the Baylor Youth Foundation. Look for big things going on at Baylor Youth Foundation with the 2015 signees and more announcement of more Baylor Alumni going Pro!

 

Baylor Youth’s Alumni that will grace the floors of Division I Men’s Basketball for the 2013-14 season

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Baylor Youth’s Ronnie Johnson

We assist student athletes with athletic scholarships through our direct program, exposure camps, exposure  tournament and NCAA certified events. We had over thirty young men that graduated from major universities and colleges pursuing professional careers or playing professional basketball.

We look forward to supporting our alumni this season. We also have over forty young men and women in junior colleges this season. We will be assisting these student athletes with obtaining Division I scholarships.

Below are our young men that are currently playing the 2013-14 season:  

Dejuan Marrero – Depaul University

Ronnie Johnson- Purdue University
Devin Davis – Indiana University
Corey Hall – California State University
Rapheal Davis – Purdue University
Jeremy Hollowell – Indiana University
Kameran Madison – Ball State University
Darrell Johnson – Kansas State University
Gary Harris – Michigan State University
Andrew Drone – Rice University
Shaquille Hines    – The University of Texas -Pan American
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Baylor’s Zak Irvin

Zak Irvin – Michigan University

We will be reporting on the 2014 alumni who will be transitioning as they commit their upcoming universities and college. Experience the success and join TEAM BAYLOR – #Baylor4Life!!

Baylor Youth’s Junior College Women Players are expected to do big things this season!

Baylor Youth’s Junior College Women Players are expected to do big things this season! We placed 11 young ladies in junior colleges from Illinois, Georgia, Texas, Missouri and Florida. We are predicting that these young ladies will not have any problem proving why they are the next level recruiting prospects.  We will be keeping you posted on their progress and their success as they climb that ladder to the road of D1 baby!

Dejah Joshua commits to University of Houston

BYFUWM11DejahWe are proud to announce that Dejah Joshua will be attending the University of Houston in the 2014 season. Dejah put in the work this summer and did an exceptional job at our Chicago Elite Girl’s Exposure Event in September. Dejah is definitely a great student athlete. She achieves both on the basketball court and in the classroom! We wish her much success as she takes this new journey.

 

Baylor Youth’s Kyisha Hunt is the first to commit for the 2014 season to UIC

Baylor Youth’s Kyisha Hunt is the first to commit for the 2014 season to University of Illinois Chicago better know as UIC. Kyisha is not only a athletic player  on the basketball court. She dominates in volleyball, too. Kyisha turned down several Division I basketball offers to follow her passion of volleyball.

In the efforts of not letting down Mrs. Baylor, she decided to walk on the basketball court at UIC.  Head Coach Regina Miller  from Illinois University Chicago got a chance to witness Kyisha talent at the  Miller’s Elite Basketball Girls Camp this fall.

Kyisha Hunt Volleyball and Basketball Star Kyisha is truly a high academic achiever with maintaining over a 3.7 grade point average and is in honor classes. She plays school volleyball, track and the Pep Club. She is a true role model to her peers.

Kyisha Hunt obtained a full athletic scholarship along with receiving  two additional years for pre-med course work. WOW!!! Kyisha will be studying to be a Pediatrician at UIC.

She is truly a dedicated, hardworking and a very intelligent young lady that definitely will represent  Baylor Youth in a positive manner. We are  so proud of Kyisha and wish her much success on her new journey! We know that we will be reading about more positive accolades in the near future regarding our Kyisha.

 

 

Baylor Girls finished their seasons with over 60 mid to high-major D1 scholarships offers

Baylor Girls finished their seasons with over  60 mid to high-major D1 scholarships offers. The girls displayed their talent and competed very well during the July NCAA live events. The girls are truly grateful and humble while looking forward to visiting and meeting the staff at their potential college and universities.  We have visited over 10 universities and learned a great deal about each unique experiences at these universities. We will be hitting the road again as we will be trying to find the right fit for each player.

We will also like to congratulate all of the 2013 graduates who are currently at their respective colleges and universities.Baylor Youth has placed over 32 student athletes (that we have record) into colleges and universities for the 2013 year. We placed eleven young women into junior college across the country this season. We are looking for big things from these young ladies. We know that these young people will be successful in their new journeys in life and become apart of the  elite group of educated young men and women. Baylor Youth love assisting these student athletes throughout their transformation to higher educations. These young people are playing the sport that they love while obtaining a quality education. As a student athletes these experiences will help them to  develop character, discipline, leadership, confidence and humanity while becoming productive adults.

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BYF  looks forward to informing you on the success stories of theses young ladies and young men that represent our program.   Baylor Youth Foundation will be hosting several exposure camps for individuals and teams to participate during the last live period for girls on September 28-29, 2013 and the East vs. West Camp on November 2-3, 2013 for boys. We also will be hosting our winter basketball league as well as our upcoming tournaments. We hope to see you on the court!

 

Who qualifies for junior college?

Who qualifies for junior college? Our people perish due to lack of knowledge.  I usually do not address negative people or naysayers.  But I will like to educate people that want to criticize. Most people do not understand that there are academic requirements that student  athletes must obtain and standardize test that they must pass to obtain an athletic D1 scholarship. In addition to being able to play at a high aptitude of skill level  to receive a D1 scholarship from a college or university. In order to qualify for D1 colleges and universities you must be able to complete the NCAA clearinghouse. Many urban and rural students athletes posses the athleticism but struggle  academically or have problems passing standardized testing.

Junior colleges allow these students who struggle academically or need that extra year or two to improve on their skill level the chance to play the sport that they love and maintain a quality education and the ability to still obtain a D1 or D2 scholarship after completion. Our program has been able to help young men and women to transitions from junior colleges to major D1 programs. Our program has placed over 5,ooo student athletes into colleges and universities for over 10 years through our traveling programs, events, leagues and camps.

Instead of criticizing programs that work, become an advocate for local middle schools and high schools. Become a tutor or volunteer your time instead of criticizing students and programs that work. Start a foundation and help educate students and parents that don’t value education. We would love to answer any questions regarding your child’s specialized needs for recruitment and  requirements for college .

 

 

Baylor Youth Foundation earns Mariah Jordan a scholarship to Pensacola State College

Baylor Youth Foundation earns Mariah Jordan a scholarship to Pensacola State College

Mariah Jordan a scholarship to Pensacola State College

Baylor Youth Foundation would like to congratulate Mariah Jordan.  She has signed her letter of intent to Pensacola State College in Florida. Mariah is a 6’2 dominating post player with remarkable post moves.  Jordan was a D1 transfer from Texas Corpus Christi. Mariah turned down  over 15 offers from various junior colleges from Florida, Texas, Mississipi, Kansas, Michigan, Illinois and Indiana.   Mariah is on her new journey in life and BYF wishes her much success and knows that she will be a big impact on her new college program.

Baylor Youth’s Alumni Darrell Johnson -Big 12 Leadership Conference & Missionary trip to China

It only seemed like yesterday we were at the AAU National Super Showcase Championship. Darrell led his team to the finals at the  AAU National Showcase. Now, I am watching one of my prominent young men from our  program grow right before our eyes. AndrewDrone2ndpicWe have had many young people that have come and gone from the program and have represented us well . Darrell Johnson who currently attends and plays for  Kansas State has been chosen to represent the Big 12 in the 2013 Leadership Conference is one of the biggest honors any student athlete can achieve .darrellchina

Darrell along with his Kansas State teammates won the 2012 regular season championship.

Darrell is current a chemistry major and plans on attending medical school after his career. He just recently came back from a trip from China. they traveled 10 cities while on the trip. Darrell and some of his teammates attended a missionary trip with Reach USA to Glorify God through playing ball. They played basketball, signed autographs after the games and bible study each day.

It is so wonderful to see how God is working though our lives! We are so proud of Darrell!

 

Baylor Youth’s Alumni Paul McRoberts NFL Bound!

PaulMcRoberts2Paul McRoberts was a tremendous basketball players and now has become a phenomenal  football player for Southeast Missouri State University. Paul played three years for our AAU traveling team and was on the winning team that was runner up for the AAU National Super Showcase. Paul received several basketball D1 offers and chose a D1 football scholarship.

Paul received the Southeast Missouri State University “Scholar Athlete for 2012-13. Paul has always been a high academic achiever and has dominated on both basketball courts and the football field.

Paul is a next level player and we look to see nothing but Great Accolades  in his Future!

Baylor’s Dejah Joshua & Michal Miller Gets Scholarship Offer University of Toledo

IMG_1014Baylor’s Dejah Joshua & Michal Miller Gets Scholarship Offer University of Toledo. Baylor Basketball’s Dejah Joshua, 5’9 junior from Gary West Side and Michal Miller, 5’9 sophomore from Michigan City played so exceptionally well that they received a scholarship offer right after their performance at  the University of Toledo Camp.  Khadaizha Sanders was also offered.  The ladies definitely represented our program and Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland well. Head coach Tricia Cullop extended out a special offer to the girls.IMG_1012

Baylor Girls rolled over the competition by winning all of their schedule games against the Elite Teams. The girls ran the score up to over  20 in two of the three games that they won at the team camp. Michal Millers’s D1 interests have been climbing this year. Michal also received 2012-13  Honorable Mention for Indiana  in the Girls Underclass All State and made Indiana Fourth Team.

We are so excited with these new offers for the ladies! This now makes five Baylor Basketball players from the 17u Baylor team with D1 scholarship offers.  Dejah has two D1 offers, Michal has 6 offers, Mariah Jordan has 16 offers,  Kyisha Hunt 5 offers and Khadaizha Sanders leading the pack  with has 35 offers including the University Toledo, Depaul and University of Arizona in the last past week.

I look forward to the July NCAA live period.

Hattie Andrews – Earns Basketball Scholarship to Vincennes University

hattie_optBaylor Youth Foundation is proud to announce it’s 17th signee Hattie Andrews who earned a full scholarship to Vincennes University!   Hattie also earned the title honorable mention in the 2013 Indiana Hoosier  magazine.  Hattie had over six different scholarship offers from various colleges and she chose to stay closer to home.  Hattie is 6’3, with a collegiate body frame, and strong blocking ability. Hattie is also coming off an ACL injury. She is working hard to recovery nevertheless she will be a great addition to Vincennes athletic program . Hattie has been an outstanding and humble personality will definitely go far in life.