Illinois XCitement hosted their Chicago XPlosion XPosure camp earlier this month, and it was loaded with players from Tennessee, Illinois, Missouri, and Indiana. Ranging from 2018’s all the way to a handful of 2026’s, the gym was filled with talent and leadership. The two-day camp began with individual work, then shifted to team drills, and of course the full-court competition.Though the high school girls held their weight in competition and skill, you have to give major credit to the 2024 and under group. Strong, confident players with a surprising high basketball IQ is not what you expect to see when you’re watching a court full of 11-year-olds. If they continue to progress at the rate that they’re going, they can be one of the toughest classes to be seen.
2018 – Daijahnay Wintston – good spot-up shooter than is active on both ends of the floor.
2018 – Nadege Jean – aggressive and powerful in the paint.
2019 – Kimeira Burks – all-around athlete that can play both sides of the ball well.
2021 – Taylor Austin – smooth guard that has a quick first step with good moves.
2021 – Annalise Griffin – strong big that is quicker than the average big.
2023 – Tkiyah Nelson – guard with good eyes. Assists are a big for her.
2023 – Kennise Etienne-Johnson –
2024 – Chantrel Clayton – can handle the ball and has a quick release.
2024 – Nyla Bush –
2024 – Jaloni Cambridge – long guard that is quick and aware of where her teammates are on the floor.
2024 – Madison McNeal – quick guard with quick hands.
2024 – Xamiya Walton – always active on the floor. Big voice and great with communicating to her teammates.
2025 – Vanessa Wimberly – smart with the ball and knows how to read the floor.
2026 – Danielle Brooks – aware of her defenders and knows when to pull the trigger.