There is a major difference between exposure and recognition when it comes to youth basketball. Exposure is when you are trying to earn a basketball scholarship and you need to attract the attention of college coaches.

Recognition is simply public acknowledgement of how a player performed or what level is his ability. Forms of recognition are a tournament wins, tournament honors, social media posts, videos that can be posted on social media, and it is nothing wrong with being recognized. 

Just remember that if this type of recognition is not being viewed by college coaches and 99% of it is ignored by college coaches then it shouldn't be considered exposure. This is especially true doing the middle school years. 

Just remember to trust the process and you will eventually get to that position of exposure and this will be determined by your performance on the court.