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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    Spanish freshman David Ramon adjusts to life in Chicago

    The famous Spaniard playing basketball in Chicago is Pau Gasol with the Bulls. But there’s another one who is just entering his freshman season with the UIC Flames. His name is David Ramon, and he came to...

    • Posted October 23, 2014
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    Top 25 Rankings, Preseason Edition 2014-15

    1. Kentucky Kentucky is downright talented. And the Wildcats have the depth to fill two top-10 teams. It takes some luck to make reach the Final Four no matter how talented a team is, but it’s hard...

    • Posted October 22, 2014
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    Mid-Major Rankings, Preseason Edition 2014-15

    1. Wichita State Wichita State is once again the nation’s top mid-major. The Shockers return their backcourt of All-American junior Fred VanVleet, junior Ron Baker and senior Tekele Cotton. Plus they have two talented newcomers in freshman Rashard Kelly and...

    • Posted October 22, 2014
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    Illinois College Basketball Rankings, Preseason Edition 2014-15

    1. Illinois Illinois is the only team in the state with a truly good chance at making the 2015 NCAA Tournament. The Illini return shooting guards Rayvonte Rice and Kendrick Nunn as well as big man Nnanna Egwu. In transfers Ahmad...

    • Posted October 22, 2014
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    DePaul extends offers to two local recruits

    DePaul offered scholarships to a pair of Chicago high schoolers, Ben Coupet and Marcus LoVett. Both recruits tweeted the news individually. Coupet, a 6-7 wing, attends Simeon Career Academy, Jabari Parker’s alma mater. He is considered one...

    • Posted October 20, 2014
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    2015 guard Harris Brown commits to Evansville

    Evansville already has one of the MVC’s best backcourts, and it will be getting even better next season. 2015 point guard Harris Brown has verbally committed to the Aces, per his Twitter. Brown, a former Loyola commit,...

    • Posted October 20, 2014
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    Moore hopes recommitment to defense will turn UIC basketball around

    Last season was a disaster that UIC coach Howard Moore would like to forget. The Flames won just six games all season, finishing 1-15 in the Horizon League. And that was just one year after Moore had led the...

    • Posted October 20, 2014
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    UIC players throw down jams at preseason dunk contest

    UIC had its annual intra-squad Red/White Scrimmage on Friday night. Basically, it’s what most schools dub “Midnight Madness.” In addition to the scrimmage and a 3-point shootout, the Flames held a dunk contest for some of its...

    • Posted October 18, 2014
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    Loyola star Milton Doyle tears labrum, could need surgery

    Loyola star guard Milton Doyle has torn his labrum in his shooting shoulder, The Catch and Shoot learned Friday. The injury could require surgery, but right now Doyle is rehabbing in a five-to-six week program. If rehab...

    • Posted October 17, 2014
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    UIC newcomer D’Juan Miller frontrunner to land starting point guard spot

    With last year’s starting point guard Kelsey Barlow graduated, UIC is looking for his replacement. Barlow leaves a big hole after leading the Flames in scoring and assists last year with 14.8 points and 3.9 dimes per game. That...

    • Posted October 17, 2014
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