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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    Roosevelt Smart to visit Loyola this weekend

    Sunrise Christian Academy (Kan.) guard Roosevelt Smart is set for an official visit to Loyola this weekend, according to a tweet from the Illinois Wolves, Smart’s AAU squad. If Loyola coach Porter Moser can snag Smart, it would...

    • Posted September 18, 2014
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    JUCO forward Maurice Kirby headed to Loyola

    Loyola (Chicago) received its first commitment for the Class of 2015 on Thursday as Coffeyville Community Collge forward Maurice Kirby tweeted that he will become a Rambler next season. I have committed to Loyola University Chicago to continue...

    • Posted September 11, 2014
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    Illinois point guard Tracy Abrams out for season with torn ACL

    Illinois point guard Tracy Abrams will miss the 2014-15 season after suffering a torn ACL during a preseason workout, the school announced Thursday. Abrams will use a medical redshirt and return for his final season of eligibility...

    • Posted September 11, 2014
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    WATCH: Top-100 recruit Jalen Brunson makes college decision

    Lincolnshire, Illinois, product Jalen Brunson will be making his college decision this afternoon at 4:30 p.m. CT. Brunson is choosing between Illinois and Villanova. A five-star prospect, Brunson is considered the best recruit in Illinois for the...

    • Posted September 10, 2014
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    Breaking down UIC’s 2014-15 schedule

    UIC is coming off a very poor season that saw only six wins total. The Flames have a better group this season, although whether the group is slightly better or significantly better will depend on the impact...

    • Posted September 9, 2014
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    Horizon League announces 2014-15 TV schedule

    Along with a release of the full Horizon League on Tuesday came the release of the conference’s television schedule for the 2014-15 season. Two Horizon League conference games will be televised nationally on ESPN2, with three others...

    • Posted September 9, 2014
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    Former UIC forward Scott VanderMeer sings contract in Uruguay

    From UIC press release: Former UIC men’s basketball standout Scott VanderMeer recently signed a contract to continue his professional career with Team Malvin in Uruguay’s LUB league.  The 7-foot center graduated from UIC in 2009 and has...

    • Posted September 9, 2014
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    Breaking down DePaul’s 2014-15 schedule

    With Tuesday’s release of the Big East schedule, DePaul’s slate for the 2014-15 season is now complete. Once again, things are not looking good for the Blue Demons, with another expected finish at the bottom of the...

    • Posted September 9, 2014
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    Big East releases 2014-15 schedule

    The Big East released its conference schedule for the 2014-15 season Tuesday afternoon. A full, composite schedule is available below. The conference slate once again begins with a five-game Fox Sports 1 marathon on New Year’s Eve,...

    • Posted September 9, 2014
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    D.J. Irving Joins PSU Staff as Graduate Manager

    Former Boston University guard D.J. Irving is reuniting with his former coach, taking a graduate manager position on Pat Chambers‘ staff at Penn State. “It is great to reunite with D.J.,” Chambers said. “He had a remarkable...

    • Posted September 5, 2014
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