All posts by Jesse Kramer

About 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. 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.
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    2014-15 Season Preview: Top 100 Players in college basketball for the 2014-15 season

    Many publications are releasing their Top 100 Players list for the 2014-15 season, so here is The Catch and Shoot’s take on the matter. 1. Jahlil Okafor, Duke Photo: Associated Press 2. Montrezl Harrell, Louisville 3. Sam...

    • Posted October 31, 2014
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    2014-15 Missouri Valley Conference Preview: Is Wichita State capable of another undefeated year?

    Wichita State was the story in the Valley last season, entering the NCAA Tournament with a perfect record. Are the Shockers capable of running the table again? (I’m talking about just for the MVC — just bringing...

    • Posted October 29, 2014
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    Rashaun Stimage to miss two months with broken foot

    DePaul newcomer Rashuan Stimage is out 8 to 10 weeks after fracturing his left foot in Saturday’s Blue-White Scrimmage, according to a tweet from Matthew Paras of The DePaulia. Stimage will undergo surgery Wednesday. Stimage, a 6-foot-8...

    • Posted October 28, 2014
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    2014-15 Preseason Bracketology

    It’s not even November yet, but here is The Catch and Shoot’s first look at 2015 NCAA Tournament bracket projections: (All projected conference champions are in italics.) MIDWEST EAST  Louisville 1  Kentucky 1  Wisconsin  Columbus 16  ...

    • Posted October 27, 2014
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    Former UIC guard Pat Birt commits to Tulsa

    Junior college guard Pat Birt committed to Tulsa, according to a tweet by Eric Bossi of Rivals. Birt played his freshman season at UIC last year and earned All-Freshman Team honors in the Horizon League. He averaged...

    • Posted October 26, 2014
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    Horizon League Player of the Year Keifer Sykes throws down 360 at #PHXMadness

    Green Bay guard Keifer Sykes has made plenty of highlight reels with his impressive vertical leap. Green Bay held its annual #PHXMadness Saturday, and the reigning Horizon League Player of the Year threw down a 360 off the...

    • Posted October 25, 2014
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    Billy Garrett earns preseason All-Big East Second Team honors

    Billy Garrett Jr.’s picked up another accolade this week, being named to the preseason All-Big East second team. Garrett, a sophomore point guard, won Big East Rookie of the Year honors last season. He averaged 12.4 points and...

    • Posted October 25, 2014
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    DePaul picked last in Big East Coaches Poll

    The Big East released its preseason coaches’ poll this week, and DePaul was tabbed to finish last in the 10-team conference. The Blue Demons lost their top two scorers from last season, Cleveland Melvin and Brandon Young....

    • Posted October 25, 2014
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    Local recruits visit Loyola Midnight Madness

    Loyola (Chicago) had some of the city’s premier basketball recruits on campus Friday for the school’s Midnight Madness, according to a tweet from Joe Henricksen of High School Cube News. Four Simeon players were in attendance: Isaiah Moss,...

    • Posted October 25, 2014
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    Loyola’s Montel James and Donte Ingram show off dunking skills at Midnight Madness

    The college basketball season is just over the horizon, and Loyola’s Midnight Madness one more sign that it’s finally arriving. Both the men’s and women’s team were introduced to fans at Gentile Arena, followed by a 3-point...

    • Posted October 25, 2014
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