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Chicago Public League Playoffs Semifinal Match-Ups Set

The match-ups are now set for the semifinal round of the Chicago Public League Playoffs this Friday at Chicago State.

Public League heavyweights Whitney Young and Simeon will battle in one semifinal, with fellow heavyweights Morgan Park and Curie locking up in the other. Whitney Young advanced with a win over Kenwood while Simeon defeated Farragut to advance.

Simeon will send Evan Gilyard (UTEP), Talen Horton-Tucker and Kezo Brown in to oppose Whitney Young’s Xavier Castaneda, Lucas Williamson and Javon Freeman.

Ayo Dosunmu of Morgan Park and Elijah Joiner (Tulsa) of Curie will line up opposite of one another in the other semifinal in a highly enticing backcourt match-up. Morgan Park defeated North Lawndale to advance while Curie held off Orr.

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Texas Latest To Offer Edwardsville PG Mark Smith

Class of 2017 Edwardsville High School standout Mark Smith has now added a scholarship offer from Texas to his collection.

Texas head coach Shaka Smart checked in on Smith, a red-hot 6’4 point guard, at Edwardsville earlier in the day.

The Texas offer is the latest in a long line of offers for Smith that also includes California, Butler, Indiana, Illinois, Northwestern, Missouri, Kansas State and DePaul to name a few.

Smith competed on the travel team circuit with Ramey/Jets United.



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2018 Simeon G Kezo Brown Adds Oakland Scholarship Offer

Class of 2018 Chicago Simeon standout Kezo Brown has now added a scholarship offer from Oakland to his collection.

Brown, a 6’2 guard, knocks down shots with both range and accuracy. He is in the midst of a strong junior season teaming with Evan Gilyard (UTEP) and junior wing Talen Horton-Tucker to lead Simeon.

Towson, Kent State and UIC are also among Brown’s offers since the summer.



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