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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    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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    Loyola to have as many as 6 games on ESPN networks

    The MVC announced its ESPN schedule for the 2014-15 season Tuesday, and Loyola will have at least five and as many as six games on the family of networks. The Ramblers’ MVC road opener against Northern Iowa...

    • Posted October 14, 2014
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    2014-15 Big East Preview: Villanova leads the pack, Georgetown returns to relevance

    Villanova is favored to repeat as Big East champions, but an improved Georgetown team will be on the Wildcats’ heels. 1. Villanova Key losses: James Bell Key returners: Darrun Hilliard II, JayVaughn Pinkston, Ryan Arcidiacono, Josh Hart,...

    • Posted October 14, 2014
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  • NMSU guard Daniel Mullings is the reigning WAC Player of the Year.
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    2014-15 WAC Preview: Who can challenge New Mexico State?

    With three straight NCAA Tournament appearances, New Mexico State has undoubtedly become the face of the WAC. But earning those postseason bids has not been easy. Every year the Aggies have had great competition. Last year, it...

    • Posted October 13, 2014
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    2014-15 Horizon League Preview: Can Keifer Sykes, Green Bay Repeat?

    The Horizon League could have one of the more exciting mid-major title races of any conference. Defending regular season champion Green Bay returns reigning Horizon League Player of the Year Keifer Sykes, but Cleveland State also returns...

    • Posted October 13, 2014
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