Cardinal Capsule: Casey Jacobsen

Feb. 26, 2002

Casey Jacobsen

Sport:Men's Basketball
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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

My favorite movie is:

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:

My favorite sport other than basketball is:

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:

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

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