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.
|Born||March 19, 1981|
|Listed height||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Listed weight||214 lb (97 kg)|
|High school||Glendora (Glendora, California)|
|NBA draft||2002 / Round: 1 / Pick: 22nd overall|
|Selected by the Phoenix Suns|
|Position||Shooting guard / Small forward|
|2005||New Orleans Hornets|
|Career highlights and awards|
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.
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. 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.
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)  and German Championship  in 2010 and was again named Finals MVP.
Jacobsen re-signed with Brose Baskets Bamberg in August 2010 for the 2010-2011 season. The team again won the German Cup in April 2011. 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.
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. 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.
NBA career statisticsEdit
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- NBA notes: Fortson suspended; Shinn selling New Orleans home
- Jacobsen signs with Memphis after two seasons in Europe Archived July 15, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
- Memphis Grizzlies sign guard/forward Casey Jacobsen
- Griz to go slow in free agency
- Alba completes roster with Jacobsen
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-03-15. Retrieved 2011-04-15.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
- "GOODBYE, JOHN & CASEY!". brosebaskets.de (in German). Archived from the original on 28 May 2014. Retrieved 23 May 2014.
- Phoenix Suns, Jazz reunite 3 German League teammates