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Cardinal Capsule: Casey Jacobsen
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 02/26/2002

Feb. 26, 2002

Casey Jacobsen

Sport:Men's Basketball
Year:Junior
Height:6-6
Position: Guard/Foward
Hometown:Glendora, CA



Stanford's basketball team will be fun to watch this year because:
Justin Davis and Curtis Borchardt will finally be healthy


For me to improve as a player I need to:
play like coach Russell Turner


For me to improve as a person I need to:
be have a better attitude when things are tough


The thing I love about sports is:
winning


My favorite pre-game ritual is:
playing Tony Hawk Pro Skater on Playstation


My greatest athletic accomplishment to date was:
winning a gold medal in 1998 (USA Basketball Men's World Youth Games)


The biggest thrill in my life so far was:
scoring 31 runs on Tyler in "RBI Baseball"


The most difficult opposing arena to play in:
McKale Center (Arizona)


If I could play in any basketball arena in the world, it would be:
my backyard


The toughest (college) player I have faced is:
Jason Williams (Duke)


A friend from another college basketball team is:
Chris Clark (Westmont College)


The toughest team I have played against is:
Duke


If I could add one team to the schedule it would be:
St. John's


The team I am most looking forward to playing this year is:
UCLA


If I were selecting a basketball "Dream Team," the first three players I would pick are:
Vince Carter, Shaquille O'Neal and Steve Kerr


The sports team I followed when I was younger was:
my brothers' teams


When I played basketball as a kid, I pretended to be:
Larry Bird


The athletes I most admire are:
Ray Allen


My favorite NBA team:
Los Angeles Lakers (featuring Mark Madsen - and some other guys!)


The current or former Stanford athlete I most enjoy watching is:
John Lynch (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)


Since coming to Stanford I have learned:
there is never enough time


My favorite class is:
any class but calculus


The best place on campus is:
Jimmy V's Sports Cafe


The best book I have ever read is:
Silent Witness


My favorite food is:
bagel dogs


My least favorite food is:
vegetables


If I had to cook all of my own meals, I would probably survive on:
fried egg sandwiches


My favorite midnight snack is:
a cookie dough milkshake


My favorite musical groups are:
MXPX


My favorite movie is:
Memento


My favorite TV show is:
"Inside Schwartz"


My favorite actress is:
Denise Richards


My favorite actor are:
Anthony Hopkins


If I were not playing college basketball, I would be:
sleeping


My favorite sport other than basketball is:
volleyball


After my Stanford career is over, I'd like to be remembered as:
someone who made a positive difference


My parents were right when they told me:
you miss 100% of the shots you don't take


The person who has had the greatest influence on my life:
my whole family


If I could invite any three people in history to dinner, they would be:
Katie Holmes, Faith Hill and Bob Blunt


Something people would be surprised to know about me:
I can't wait until I can get a pet bulldog someday


A place I've never been that I would love to go is:
Jamaica


The best place I have ever been is:
Newport Beach, CA


My most prized possession:
my hat collection (obviously, I don't really have that many possessions)


If I won $1 million, I would:
give it to Mark Madsen to invest for me


What are you most thankful for in life:
loyal friends and family


I'd like to switch places for a day with:
the President of the NCAA


Ten years from now I hope to be:
watching a movie in my sweet home theater


My advice to youngsters:
don't listen to the critics

#gostanford



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