MATTESON, IL – Baylor Youth Basketball is notorious for putting underdogs on the map. The usually overlooked players get a chance to shine, without being overshadowed by top 5 ranked athletes. The double-court personal setting gave college coaches a chance to focus on players without being distracted by the overload of multiple courts. The Chicago Girls Fall Exposure was stacked with new talent, and we were there for it.
Baylor Youth recently added quickness and height to their roster, 6’4 class of 2018 Brooke Flowers and 2019 Kaye Clark. With the already 6’4 beast Taiyanna Jackson swatting lay-ups across the gym, these two definitely combine to make a dominant duo.
The Chicago Girls Fall Exposure welcomed Lady Region and Illinois Xcitement’s younger ballers of 2025 and 2026. As far as Xcitement’s oldest group, they had some snappy jumpers. Back-to-back three-pointers were starting to become the norm with this squad.
Chicago’s Future Xtreme is always a fun team to watch. With Juliunn Redmond and Tekia Mack tag-teaming, there isn’t much that you can do to stop the two. Their athleticism is something that’s hard to get away from when you’re trying to drive to the basket.
2021 Taylor Austin of Lady Region is a fun light-spirited player that I look forward to seeing in the future. She’s perfected her shot and was crowned Ms. Mid-Range of the tournament. Not literally, but if we had a crown she would’ve owned it.