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.

Mariah Hopkins Going Off to College! Georgia Bound Baby!

Mariah Hopkins Going Off to College!  Mariah had some tuff decisions to make this year. One being, Which college would she choose? Mariah was blessed to have over 11 full ride offers (Including some big conferences  in Texas, Florida & Illinois) . She turned down some major colleges to sign to Georgia Perimeter. Mariah is definitely a high major player where I already have four year college coaches expressing interest in her before she enters or plays her first year college basketball at Georgia Perimeter.Mariah2

Mariah is the 16th player to sign from the Baylor Youth Foundation for the 2013 school year. We are so proud of Mariah, she has grown to be a young lady that represents are organization on and off the basketball court. Georgia Perimeter will have a strong unit this season with three of Baylor Youth Foundation’s top players and 1 transfer Juco player and 1 HS player both discovered at  our Baylor All Star College Exposure Event.

Mariah plays the 3 and the 4 in high school and the same position during AAU season. She is the most athletic young lady I have seen in a long while and can break down her defender off the the dribble that would shake you to the core.  Her midrange shot around the perimeter is awesome!  She average 12- 20pt per game.

Mariah is joined in the front picture with her supportive parents Mr Denver. & Mrs. Arlana Jones.

Look to see and hear big things about Mariah!


Gary Harris Dominating the College World

Former Baylor Basketball player Gary Harris has made his mark as one of the top freshman in college basketball playing for Michigan State. Gary continues to dominate the college world with knocking down the three in the clutch or his unstoppable defense.  Gary was named the eight finalist for the 2013 Integris Wayman Tisdale Freshman of the Year Award. Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Webber and Jason Kidd were receiptants of this prestigious awards.OldBaylorLNO

Coming out of high school Gary Harris was ranked No. 11 nationally by and No. 11 in the ESPNU 100. He averaged 24.8 points, 8.5 rebounds, 4.6 steals and 3.8 assists on the season, leading Hamilton Southeastern to a 16-2 record and a No. 1 state ranking in Class 4A.Gary Harris was named a McDonald’s All-American and was  the 11th recruit under MSU head coach Tom Izzo to earn McDonald’s All-America honors.

Through 27 games, Harris is averaging a team-best 13.3 points and is fifth in the Big Ten in 3-point field goal percentage with a 42.2% mark beyond the arc. Harris also leads all Big Ten freshmen in conference games in scoring, 3-point field goal percentage, 3-point field goals made, and steals. He has been named Big Ten Freshman of the week three times this season, and is averaging 29.2 minutes per game despite battling lingering shoulder injuries throughout the season.-East Lansing Michigan.

Gary HarrisWe are so honored to had some a notable student athlete be apart of our program. He definitely should be #1 Draft pick!




Andrew Drone off to Rice University 2013 Class Signee

Another Baylor Basketball players signs to a Major D1. Andrew Drone signs to Rice University. We wish Andrew much success with playing in the USA Conference.  Andrew played  up his freshman and sophomore with Baylor Basketball for two seasons. He was left without a team his junior year due to all the Missouri teammates graduating.

But Andrew had already proven his mark on the AAU circuit by landing a full athletic scholarship to Rice University.  Andrew is the 14th player for Baylor to sign for the 2013 class.




Claudia Cooper first HS Girl Signee for Lady Baylor Basketball for the 2013 class

ClaudiaClaudia Cooper first HS Girl Signee for Lady Baylor Basketball for the 2013 classClaudia Cooper joined Baylor Basketball only last year and through her hard work has landed a full basketball athletic scholarship to Georgia Perimeter College in Clarkston, Georgia. George Perimeter is D1 junior college program that is heavily recruited by major D1 programs.

Claudia Cooper is the first Lady Baylor Basketball to sign for this season. We have fourteen Baylor HS boys that have signed for the 2013 class. We are so proud of Claudia! Claudia worked so hard on and off the court.  She will bring an all around game for the GPC Jaguars. Claudia played the 3 or 4 during AAU season but in HS she played the 1 and 2. Claudia can knock down the 3pt, shoot the mid range shot, rebound wells and is a great defender.

Claudia is joined with her supportive parents Jim & Karla Cooper along side Coach Baylor.

We wish her much success on her new adventure in life as a student athlete in college.

Baylor Youth Receives Southland Grant



Baylor Youth Foundation receive the Chicago Southland Grant.

We are pleased to announce that we are the BYF has received a grant from the Chicago Southland Convention Visitor’s Bureau.

Joel from the Bureau has been very instrumental  with assisting  BYF with facilitating housing and gyms for the  Nike Spring Showdown and our AAU tournaments. We truly appreciate the support from the Chicago Southland Convention Bureau.                            – Coach Baylor

We will be hosting three additional events in the summer with the Village of Matteson in Matteson, Illinois. The Village understand the magnitude of these types of event coming into their area. This the beginning of a wonderful partnership.


College Scholarships

Helping Players Achieve their Goals -One Player at a Time!

Baylor Youth has been very busy placing unsigned seniors and junior college players into colleges and universities across the country. We have placed student athletes this season into major to small colleges and universities in Illinois, South Carolina, Kansas, Missouri, Tennessee, Michigan, Texas, Wisconsin, Mississippi and Florida, just to name a few..

Baylor Youth’s All Star Event has always featured the top traveling teams from the Midwest, but most importantly, we have placed unsigned seniors and college transfer students into college for over 10 years. We have never charged individual seniors or junior college players to participate in our All Star or Showcase events. We have maintained a recruiting atmosphere that supports student athletes going to college. We love connecting players to colleges and universities.

There are so many talented unsigned seniors that are under the radar, did not get the proper exposure, players that need that second chance or support to get a scholarship. There are many D1, D2, D3, NAIA, JUCO and Preps needing players in their program as well. Players must be realistic on their talent level for us to place them into the right college or university.

At the 2012 All Star Event, we were able to place 35 unsigned seniors and college transfers into several colleges and universities across the country. We care about these young men and women. We want them to use their talent and abilities to continue to play the sport that they love while getting an educated at the same time.