Casey Jacobsen

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Casey Jacobsen
Personal information
Born (1981-03-19) March 19, 1981 (age 38)
Glendora, California
Listed height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight214 lb (97 kg)
Career information
High schoolGlendora (Glendora, California)
CollegeStanford (1999–2002)
NBA draft2002 / Round: 1 / Pick: 22nd overall
Selected by the Phoenix Suns
Playing career2002–2014
PositionShooting guard / Small forward
Number23, 32
Career history
20022005Phoenix Suns
2005New Orleans Hornets
2005–2006TAU Cerámica
2006–2007Brose Baskets
2007–2008Memphis Grizzlies
2008–2009Alba Berlin
2009–2014Brose Baskets
Career highlights and awards

Casey Gardner Jacobsen (born March 19, 1981) is an American retired professional basketball player. He had an extensive European basketball career, mostly while playing with Brose Baskets Bamberg, in Germany. With Brose, he won the German League Championship, in 2007 and 2010, while also receiving the German League Finals MVP award. He also won German League Championships in 2011, 2012, and 2013. He also won the German Cup with Bamberg, in the years 2010, 2011, and 2012, and the German Supercup (2007, 2010, 2011, 2012). Following his retirement in 2014, Brose Baskets retired his jersey number 23.

High school[edit]

Jacobsen attended Glendora High School, in Glendora, California, California, where he played high basketball. He was a McDonald's All-American selection.

College career[edit]

After high school, Jacobsen played NCAA Division I college basketball at Stanford University, where he scored a career high of 49 points against Arizona State University, on January 31, 2002. He was a First Team All-American his sophomore year, and a Second Team All-American his junior year. Jacobsen was also a three-time All-Pac-10 selection. In his three years in college with Stanford, he finished #3 in points scored (1,723), #6 in points per game (18.1), #2 in three-point goals (222), and #4 in three-point percentage (.427), in the school's history.

Professional career[edit]

After his career at Stanford University, Jacobsen was the 22nd overall pick in the 2002 NBA Draft, selected by the Phoenix Suns. He was later traded to the New Orleans Hornets in exchange for Jim Jackson. Jacobsen has averaged 5.9 points per game through his career and is known as a player with exceptional range on his shot, out to beyond the NBA three-point line. His usual positions are shooting guard and small forward.

After playing for TAU Vitoria of the Spanish ACB League during the 2005-06 season, he signed a non-guaranteed contract with the Houston Rockets, and played in four preseason games with them, but was released on October 27, 2006, before the 2006-07 season began.[1] Jacobsen then moved to the Brose Baskets (Bamberg, Germany) of the German League, where he won the German Basketball Championship in 2007, and he also earned the Finals MVP Award.

Jacobsen returned to the NBA when he was signed by the Memphis Grizzlies on July 24, 2007 and he spent the 2007–08 season with them.[2][3]

On July 1, 2008, the Grizzlies chose not to offer Jacobsen a new contract, making him an unrestricted free agent.[4] In August 2008, he signed with the German League club ALBA Berlin.[5]

In June 2009 Jacobsen signed a new contract with his former team Brose Baskets Bamberg in Germany. He led his team to win both the German Cup (Pokalsieger) [6] and German Championship [7] in 2010 and was again named Finals MVP.[8]

Jacobsen re-signed with Brose Baskets Bamberg in August 2010 for the 2010-2011 season.[9] The team again won the German Cup in April 2011.[10] At game five of the finals he announced that he extended his contract for three more years. During this time he won the German Championships in the years 2012 and 2013 and also the German Cup 2012. In May 2014, Jacobsen, along with his longtime teammate John Goldsberry, announced retirement from the professional basketball. In tribute to him, Brose Baskets retired his 23 jersey number.[11]

Post-playing career[edit]

After retiring from playing basketball, it was announced by the Phoenix Suns that Jacobsen would not only be a broadcaster during some pre-game and post-game shows with Tom Chambers, but he would also hold his own show under the Rise Suns Digital Network.[12] He'd make his debut as a broadcaster on the November 2014 game against the Sacramento Kings. In addition, Jacobsen would also take on the college basketball analyst role for Fox Sports and the Pac-12 Networks.[13]

NBA career statistics[edit]

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

2002–03 Phoenix 72 0 15.9 .373 .315 .686 1.2 1.0 .5 .1 5.1
2003–04 Phoenix 78 13 23.4 .417 .417 .820 2.6 1.3 .6 .1 6.0
2004–05 Phoenix 40 0 19.2 .414 .382 .774 1.7 .9 .3 .0 5.3
2004–05 New Orleans 44 1 23.4 .398 .364 .792 2.3 1.7 .5 .2 7.6
2007–08 Memphis 53 0 10.3 .339 .222 .765 1.2 .4 .1 .0 2.0
Career 287 14 18.5 .393 .352 .769 1.8 1.1 .4 .1 5.2


2002–03 Phoenix 6 0 6.5 .200 .400 .000 .5 .3 .5 .0 1.0
Career 6 0 6.5 .200 .400 .000 .5 .3 .5 .0 1.0


  1. ^ NBA notes: Fortson suspended; Shinn selling New Orleans home
  2. ^ Jacobsen signs with Memphis after two seasons in Europe Archived July 15, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Memphis Grizzlies sign guard/forward Casey Jacobsen
  4. ^ Griz to go slow in free agency
  5. ^ Alba completes roster with Jacobsen
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  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-03-15. Retrieved 2011-04-15.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  11. ^ "GOODBYE, JOHN & CASEY!". (in German). Archived from the original on 28 May 2014. Retrieved 23 May 2014.
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  13. ^ Phoenix Suns, Jazz reunite 3 German League teammates

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