About

The Catch and Shoot is a comprehensive college basketball website based in the Chicago metropolitan area that focuses on college basketball news in the Greater Chicago Area and the Midwest. We also provides news and opinions on players, teams, and conferences from across the country when we feel like it.

We provide extensive coverage during the college basketball season and offseason, giving plenty of attention to both the big boys and the under-appreciated mid-major darlings.

Have any questions or comments? Contact us!

 

Staff

Jesse Kramer (@Jesse_Kramer)

Jesse Kramer is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Catch and Shoot. He is a sophomore at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, where he also writes for The Daily Northwestern. This season, he is also part of the Madness Breakdown crew as Northwestern’s team editor. In the past, he has worked as a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report, as a sports reporter for the Riverdale Press, and as sports editor for Heschel Helios, his high school’s newspaper.

He is from The Bronx in New York City, specifically the Riverdale neighborhood, where he was brought up on Manhattan College basketball. Later on Fordham, Iona, Columbia, LIU Brooklyn and St. John’s joined the mix. In addition to being a college basketball nerd (and general sports fan), he is also a Star Wars nerd, photography nerd and music nerd. His favorite hobby aside from sports writing is playing piano, and his favorite musical artists are Weezer, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ben Folds Five, Guster, The Beatles, and The Band. Jackson 5 and Amy Winehouse are quickly climbing the list.

You can email him at jessekramer@thecatchandshoot.com.

 

Tommy Mantice (@TomManticeWVUR)

Tommy is a junior at Valparaiso and covers the Crusaders for The Catch and Shoot.