The Girl’s Winter Blast Basketball Tournament was loaded with talented teams from Illinois, Indianapolis, Lafayette and Northwest Indiana. We had girls traveling AAU Teams as well as local teams participating in this annual event. We will be hosting the 3rd Annual Girls Winter Blast Basketball tournament again next year!
When I tell you we had talent and height in the building, you had to be here to see if for yourself. We had over eight six footers in the building who were just in the 8th grade. One of our outstanding players was Cameron Williams who is the daughter of former NBA star Aaron Williams who played for the New Jersey Nets. He was in the building showing support. We encourage all girls basketball teams to come back and participate in our Girl’s All Star Event on April 9-10 and Girl’s Big Time Exposure Event NCAA Approved on April 22-24. We will have over 75
girls basketball teams from across the country.
Girls Basketball continues to grow in our area and the younger players continue to shine more and more. We want to continue to bring as much exposure to girls basketball in our area. We want to continue bringing quality basketball tournaments to this area and throughout the Midwest! If you want to be the best, you must play the best, is Baylor Basketball motto. So, do not miss out on a fun and upcoming competitive basketball tournaments.
The Girl’s Big Time Exposure Classic attracted many teams from across the country, and also out of the country. Some of the most Elite teams were in attendance and came to showcase their skills for college scouts. The three-day tournament was filled with fierce competition on all six courts, and no one was going home without a fight.
Romeoville, Illinois was occupied with girl basketball players that were all there for a common reason, to win a championship. The hoopers ranged from elementary to JUCO players at the Big Time Exposure Classic.
East Chicago Central High School freshman Jenasae Bishop has attracted big time schools like Wisconsin, Clemson and Michigan State all showing interest in her. Other big names like junior Shameka Ealy from Russellville, Arkansas and junior guard Andrayah Adams from St. Paul Paul Cosmo Park in Minnesota are just a few of the players that outshined most at the tournament. Other players were easy to point out because of their height advantage over the other girls. 8th graders 6’4 Tai’Yanna Jackson from Baylor basketball and 6’5 Cydni Dodd from George Hill Lady Stars battled it out in the paint as they went head to head on day two of the tournament.
While some players were flawlessly executing with offers in their back pockets, there were also players that were anxious to show scouts what they could do on the hardwood. Baylor junior guards Monica Barefield and Lauren Dickerson were looking for more options from schools to choose from. Dickerson, coming off of an injury, were stripped away from multiple offers after being out from a torn ACL. On the other hand Barefield was shy of bids due to her lack of height and exposure. Both who are under Coach Toi Baylor plan to burst into the summer and put in extra hours to gain those extra offers.
After three days of aggressive basketball it was time to crown the winners. Arkansas Mavericks, George Hill Lady Stars and Baylor Youth all walked away with medals and a shiny trophy as a memory of their success at Big Time Exposure Classic, leaving a bitter taste in competitors’ mouths.
-Author Dejeanette Flourney
2015 Girls Expsoure Basketball Events Schedule for March, April, July & September
Our exposure events draw in the most college coaches especially head college coaches in the Chicago land area! Don’t miss out on getting college exposure. We are unique in our approach. Every team is treated like an extraordinary program no matter what the talent level. We make sure that college coaches are watching your team and you are not attending our events to just to watch college coaches watch only the top or sponsored/selected teams.
We bring in high to mid major Division I universities as well as D2, D3, NAIA and junior college to accommodate all levels. We care about your players getting the exposure that they deserve. We know that the traveling coach work hard to get their players the maximum amount of exposure. And we guarantee you will get the opportunity and audience of college coaches galore.
Some of the conferences that attended our events in 2014 were 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, Big Sky, MEAC, Mid American, Ivy League, Conference USA, Mountain West, Ohio Valley , PAC 12 and Atlantic Sun.
Below are the events you should not miss out on!
All Star Classic College Event – March 28-29, 2015
Excellent starter to evaluate what level your team and get college exposure with D2, D3 , NAIA and Junior Colleges in attendance.
Girls Chicago Spring Showdown – April 24-26, 2015
Division 1, 2, 3 , NAIA college coaches in attendance – Great Spring Event to start out the 1st live period. Bringing in teams from across the country and Canada
Girls Chicago Summer Jam – July 10-12, 2015
-Division 1, 2, 3 , NAIA college coaches in attendance – The Best Sizzling Summer event in Chicago! Torch the Courts with your talent!
Girls Fall Exposure Event on September 26-27, 2015
The last opportunity to get college exposure for the season! Come as a team or individually to get college exposure from major D1, D2 & NAIA college coaches.
The Girls Chicago Summer Jam NCAA was a HUGE success! Quality beats Quantity! Our events are more intimate atmosphere and the most effective. More girls receive scholarship opportunities at our events than any supposedly big events. We brought in some of the biggest name Head College Coaches from the Big Ten, PAC 12, ACC, SEC, Big East, American Athletic Conference,, Horizon League, SWAC, Missouri Valley, WAC, Summitt League, West Coast, Sun Belt, MEAC, , Conference USA andOhio Valley. We brought in teams from Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, Michigan, Iowa, Nebraska and Ohio.
Don’t Miss Our Next event – The Girl’s Chicago College Exposure Event on September 27-28, 2014 @ the Matteson Community Center! Go to our tournament page to register!!! Click Here to Register!!
Baylor Basketball provide the most quality and professional events in the Midwest! Check Out Our Photo Gallery!
The girls teams definitely came out to represent! We were honor to have the legendary Vivian Stringer from Rutgers University attend our LIVE event. We would like to thank Clemons, University of Wisconsin Madison, Milwaukee, Bradley, Depaul, Illinois State, Michigan State, Ball State, Indiana University, Valparaiso, UIC, Chicago State just to name a few universities in attendance.
Minnesota Warriors Elite -11th Girls
Kansas Top City – – 11th Girls
Northern Kentucky Legends – 10th Grade Girls Plantium
Example Sports – 10th Grade Girls
Louisiana Hornets – 9th/10th Grade Girls Gold
Illinois Rise – 9th/10th Grade Girls
Team Wisconsin – Winner – 8th Grade Girls
Rising Stars – 8th Grade
Recap for the Baylor’s Girls Chicago Elite Exposure NCAA Certified Event. We had over 40 high to mid major universities and college attending the Baylor Girls Exposure Event on September 28-29, 2013 @ the Matteson Community Center in Matteson, Illinois. We had universities representing the SEC, Big Ten, Big East, Horizon League, WAC, Sun Belt, Ohio Valley, Missouri Valley, Mid-American and American Athletic conferences. We also had so much talent in the building and many young ladies receiving scholarship offers afterwards. Below is some of the highlighted players.
Girls Chicago Elite Exposure Camp
At 5’11, Tinon is a strong even handed post players with the ability to finish after using post moves down low with either hand. She has a big body frame and has good feet that allow her to get good offensive and defensive position and is a monster on the boards. Undersized for her position but makes up for it in tenacious play.
#13 Dejah Joshua– Gary West Side High School
You want to talk about intensity on the court? From her game face to her game play, there is nothing soft about Dejah on the basketball court. Standing 5’8, she by far was the quickest and most dominant defender at the camp. Using her quick feel and quick hands to disrupt her opponent, steals come a dime a dozen for her. Oh yea, she’s not to shabby on the offensive end showing a knack for knocking down 15 foot jumpers and attacking the basket at will.
#4 Michal Miller-Michigan City High School
Michal put on a shooting exhibition this weekend at the camp. She was draining 3 pointers from every angle on the court and displaying a mid range game that had the college coaches nodding their heads in approval. Michal is a 5’9 combo guard with a good handle on the ball and can attack the basket at will. She displays quick feet and is a menace on the defensive end. And to top it off, she plays the game with a smile on her face reminding everyone of exactly what this is…..a game.
#10 Khadaizha Sanders– Bishop McNamara High School
By far the most electrifying and exciting player to watch at the camp, “Kay Kay,” understood the moment and made the best of it. Their isn’t much she cant do on the floor. She has a game beyond her years. Listed at a generous 5’7, her ball handing skills are immaculate and she has court vision that enables her to see things before they happen. She is a vocal leader on the team who has no problem leading by example with her never say die attitude and hard work. She has a great shooting touch and loves to see her teammates score just as much as herself. Defensively, she isn’t a slouch either, displaying good lateral quickness and good hands.
#11 Marsha Howard– Crete Monee High School
A monster on the court, Marsha is definitely not someone you want to play against but would love to have as a teammate. A 6’1 forward, she rebounds offensively and defensively like a woman possessed and plays good defense on her opponent. She is extremely aggressive and plays with a high motor. The queen of the pick and roll, Marsha can even put it on the floor and handle the ball like a guard.
#40 Tammy Russell– Morgan Park High School
Strong and mean are the best 2 words that describe 5’10 forward Tammy Russell on the court. She plays extremely well with her back to basket and can turn over either shoulder or reverse pivot and face you up. You are at her mercy down low. She rebounds well and understands her roll on the court. She does exactly what she needs to do and is asked to do.
#5 Jenasae Bishop– Ecuea Middle School
Jenasae is a do everything point guard. Only a eight grader, Ms. Bishop has a game beyond her years. She handles the ball well and makes good decisions with the ball. She has quick feet and good lateral movement. What she lacks in height she makes up for in quickness. She can shoot it from the outside as well as mix it up inside with the bigs.
#23 Daijah Smith– Lighthouse College Prep
Daijah can shoot the basketball. She is a coaches kid. She shoots the ball well and has a nice release on her shot. She is 5’9 and thin. However, looking at her lean frame and long limbs, you can tell she is no where near done growing. And that says a lot because she is already a problem for her defenders who have a hard time contesting her shots because they are so worried about her drive to the basket. The sky is the limit for Ms. Smith.
Minnesota Warriors Elite
#25 Katrina Reeves– Hopkins High School
At 6’, Katrina is a great complimentary guard. She has a strong body and can handle the ball like a point guard. With a shot extending well beyond the high school 3 point line, Ms. Reeves can really fill it up. She is a vocal leader for her Warrior team and is never negative on the court.
#45 Sam Trammel– Eden Prairie High School
Sam is a very skilled big. She can face up with her defender or back them down from the block and use her arsenal of post moves to get her shot off. She rebounds offensively and runs the floor well. A junior in class, Sam is merely scratching the surface of her abilities as a basketball player.
#31 Lauren Dickerson-Lawrence North High School
This 5’2 point guard is better off being labeled as a scoring guard. Lauren has the ability, despite her small stature, to get to the basket and finish. She is lightning quick and can shoot it from the outside at a above average rate. She is very unselfish with the ball, always looking to get her teammates involved in the game. She is only a sophomore but plays the game like she’s much older than that.
#32 Sydney Huffman– Franklin Central High School
Sydney is a highly effective off guard who can handle the ball and loves to attack the basket. She is very passive and unselfish until her fuse is lit. Once that occurs, the only thing that can stop her is the buzzer at the end of each quarter. She can shoot the ball from outside, penetrate off the dribble and find the open man . This 5’6 guard will be a force to be reckoned with once she realizes she is as good as she wants to be.
Brenda Pennington-Bishop Noll High School
When you combine a consistent 3 point shot, ball handling skills, unselfishness, the “want to” to play defense, and being extremely coachable, you get one heck of a ball player and that explains Brenda to a T. She lead a undermanned Camp team to a couple victories and made her opponents account for her whereabouts on the basketball court at the camp.
Naomi House-Bishop Noll High School
Teammates at the camp and teammates at the camp Naomi and Brenda Pennington just flat out play well together. Naomi is the bigger of the guards standing at 5’8. Ms. House can also shoot the ball with consistency and is very athletic. She has a killer crossover that makes her hard to guard and can finish with both hands in the paint. She has quick feet and can guard a variety of positions.
High to Mid Major College Coaches attended the Girls Chicago Elite Exposure team camp. The camp was open to individual players and teams. We had the highest level of guard play in the county and the bigs dominating the boards coast to coast. The traveling teams and individual players demonstrated collegiate skills/drills that impressed and sparked the interests of the college coaches. Many of players stood out.
The Baylor Youth Foundation does it again with another successful event this past weekend. With over 40 colleges and universities in attendances.The camp was held at the Matteson Community Center in Matteson, Illinois on September 28-29. The Elite Exposure Camp gave these young ladies the highest level of exposure!
These young ladies were provided the opportunity to showcase their talent. Starting the weekend off was Living Empowered Sports, who is a professional trainer for Tamika Catchings, George Hill and Marquis Teague who gave a shout out to Baylor Youth on Instagram. Shon provided the ladies with fundamental drills and advice to prepare them for this event and going to the next level. After the workout session, the 200+ campers went either with their home travel teams or to pre determined camp teams and began game play which consisted of 3-4 round robin games to showcase their talent.
We would like to thank the following universities and colleges for attending our events and look forward to seeing some of these young ladies playing on your campuses! Without you are event would not have been a success!
Some of the colleges and universities that were in attendance. Check out our Facebook and Photo Gallery!
The Girls’ AAU Super Regional brought in some very talented young ladies. Below are the results
6th Grade Girls Baylor
7th Grade Northside Indy Magic
8th Grade Iowa Showtime
11th Grade Baylor Basketball
6th Grade Pink Lady Ballers
7th Grade Baylor Basketball 2018
8th Grade Oshkosh Flight
11th Grade South Bend Soldiers
All roads lead to the 2013 AAU Nationals! Indianapolis verses Northwest Indiana & Chicagoland surrounding areas brought in some serious competition into the area.The AAU State District Qualifier & Girls Summer Classic was very competitive and all teams represented well! Good Luck in Nationals to All the Teams!
3rd Grade I C Ballers
4th Grade Battle Cats
5th Grade Region Elite
6th Grade Team Teague
7th Grade Team Teague
8th Grade SYF
9th Grade Indy Shock
10th Team Progeny 2015
8th Grade Girls Example Sports
HS Girls Spiece Gym Rats
3rd Grade Region Elite
4th Grade Indiana Elite
5th Grade Team Teague
6th Grade Indy Storm
7th Grade Indiana Ice
8th Grade SYF Region Elite
9th Grade Illinois Edge Pride
8th Girls Baylor Basketball 2018
HS Girls Example Sports Black