CSN Chicago will be carrying live coverage of the IHSA boys basketball semifinals with Class 3A and 4A. Each telecast will be streamed live on CSNChicago.com and IHSA.tv, and will be made available via the NBC Sports app on tablets and smart phones.
CSN will also air highlights packages throughout the weekend, and live stream every postgame press conference.
Viewers are urged to visit CSNChicago.com's Channel finder or IHSA.org for complete channel location details for all games throughout the state.
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For a full list of carriers and more information about CSN's live streaming service, viewers are urged to visit the following link: www.csnchicago.com/live-faq.
Check out Saturday's schedule:
Consolation: Bloomington 62, Lanphier 56
Championship: Morgan Park 69, Fenwick 67
Consolation: Fremd vs. Bolingbrook, 5:30 p.m. CSN+ -- Fremd (31-1) and Bolingbrook (29-2) try to compete for third place in Class 4A in this one. The Vikings saw their unbeaten season come to an end at the hands of Whitney Young but the Vikings have some talented seniors in Shaan Patel and Kyle Sliwa. Bolingbrook has one of the deepest teams in the state as seniors Nana Akenten and Malik Binns are playing in their final high school games.
Championship: Simeon vs. Whitney Young, 7:15 p.m. CSN+ -- The rematch of the two city rivals comes for a state title as the Wolverines (29-3) battle the Dolphins (26-5).
Simeon won the first matchup between these two teams at UIC Pavilion in December as they come in as the favorite here. Senior point guard Evan Gilyard is a steady floor general and juniors Kezo Brown and Talen Horton-Tucker are both playing well. Big man Messiah Jones has also been active throughout the state playoffs for Simeon.
Whitney Young is peaking at the right time as senior Lucas Williamson has plenty of help from juniors Javon Freeman and Xavier Castaneda. If Castaneda plays up to his vast potential then the Dolphins will have a chance at beating Simeon the second time around.
Phillips junior defensive tackle recruit Queneil Morrison (6-foot-2, 300 pounds) gave Northern Illinois University his verbal commitment Saturday afternoon. Morrison, who is in DeKalb attending the Huskies spring game, told head coach Rod Carey his decision.
"I committed to NIU," Morrison said. "I just like NIU and it's a good school and a good program. I also really like the people at NIU and it's feel like a great place fort me."
Morrison, who had offers from Toledo and Bowling Green, was starting to draw increased recruiting looks from several FBS schools this spring.
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Why commit this early to the NIU Huskies?
"I just really like NIU and I also didn't want to lose my opportunity that I have at NIU by waiting too long," Morrison said.
Morrison is now the fourth in-state verbal commitment to the Huskies' 2018 Class, joining Andrew defensive end Mike DeHaan, Plainfield East defensive end Jack Sullivan and Maine South running back Fotis Kokosioulis. Earlier this week, Danville junior offensive tackle Julian Pearl (6-foot-7, 245 pounds), who was the first 2018 commitment for the Huskies, backed out and gave Illinois his commitment after he was offered a scholarship earlier this week.
Glenbard North three-star ranked defensive back Tyrik Henderson (5-foot-10, 170 pounds) has given Minnesota and head coach PJ Fleck his verbal commitment.
"The culture that Coach Fleck is bringing to Minnesota is something that fits me as a player and as a young man growing up in this world," Henderson told Rivals.com's Midwest Recruiting Expert Josh Helmholdt. "Coach Fleck will not only teach me the game but he and his staff will teach me the way of (life) and how to succeed the right way.
"I know it's a little ways away from home but we have more than enough close family in Minnesota and my parents still wouldn't miss a beat when coming up for games. Minnesota is on the rise and I'm not missing this Boat, it's my time to hop on and get Rowing. Ski-U-Mah."
Henderson is now the Gopher second known State of Illinois verbal commitment in the Class of 2018 and the eleventh verbal commitment overall. Henderson joins Marist three-star ranked defensive tackle Elijah Teague who gave Minnesota his verbal commitment back in late February.
Henderson's decision is yet another example of recruits giving earlier and earlier verbal commitments. Out of the Rivals.com's Post-Season Class of 2018 State of Illinois Top 25 recruit rankings 11 of the top 12 ranked players are already verbally committed.