CSNCHICAGO.COM GRANTED UNPRECENDENTED ACCESS TO CHRONICLE 1 NATIONALLY-RANKED SIMEON CAREER ACADEMY THROUGHOUT THE 2011-12 IHSA BASKETBALL SEASON
Weekly webisodes to be hosted by David Kaplan, along with feature pieces from Insider Aggrey Sam, plus numerous player profiles & exclusive video features
Chicago, IL (December 12, 2011) -- Comcast SportsNets 247 digital outlet, CSNChicago.com, will provide preps fans with a special treat this winter as the network has been granted unprecedented access to the 1 pre-season ranked high school basketball team in the nation: Simeon Career Academy (the alma mater of Chicago Bulls superstar and reigning NBA MVP Derrick Rose), who are now led by the nations top-ranked player, Jabari Parker.
In this latest edition of CSNChicago.coms popular preps feature section entitled DRIVE, hosted by Comcast SportsNet on-air personalityformer college basketball coach & recruiter David Kaplan, fans will be taken on a season-long journey with the Simeon hoops team as they vie for their third-straight Class 4A state title (NOTE: a fan-friendly DRIVE: Simeon Basketball page has been created to act as a hub for all video and written components: CSNChicago.compreps_simeon).
Among the key season-long highlights of DRIVE: Simeon Basketball include the following:
Weekly video webisodes featuring exclusive, never-before-seen, inside access to the amazing world of Simeon basketball.
CSNChicago.coms basketball Insider Aggrey Sam to pen numerous team feature pieces and player profiles throughout the 2011-12 preps season.
SportsNet Centrals news desk to provide additional video coverage of games to supplement digital team's exclusive inside access; content to also be utilized in High School Lites (airing on Comcast SportsNet every Friday night at 10:30 PM).
Player profile video features to include top college recruits Jabari Parker (who was recently named USA Basketballs Male Athlete Player of the Year), along with standouts Steve Taylor, Jaleni Neely, Kendrick Nunn, Kendall Pollard and many others.
Analysis of team development by legendary head coach Robert Smith through exclusive interviews and 'mic'd up' practice sessions.
CSNChicago.coms Jake Flannigan, Matt Zickus and Jeremy Masaki Murayama will be shootingproducingediting all DRIVE: Simeon Basketball webisodes.