Ex-Suns: Where are They Now? Casey Jacobsen Edition

Wuzzzup.  Here's a random meandering for you purple and orange summer site stalkers.

Let's play a little game if you're as bored as I am at work or as desperate as I am for Suns Basketball diggs - it's called Ex-Suns: Where are they Now?

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Pick your favorite Ex-Sun and do some research.  In the comment section below let us all know Where they are now and why you chose the player you did.

I'll start it off.

I stumbled across this article about an hour ago that announced that former Phoenix Sun Casey Jacobsen is re-signing with his German team Brose Basket Bamburg in their BBL.

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Eutychus... who cares?  

I know right?  Well I do.  Casey may not be a well remembered fan favorite for all - but he was definitely one of my favorites when the Suns drafted him back in 02'. I'm not saying he's my all-time favorite or anything crazy like that... He was in the news and it brought back some fond memories.  I have a tendency to root for the underdog - and that was Casey. His stats (as seen below) weren't/aren't eye popping, but his character is off the charts and he was a likable guy to root for - a Goran-like guy who you wanted to play well.

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So things didn't pan out very well for him in the NBA so Casey has been back forth between here and Europe but he still plays. Besides being the underdog dude - another reason I was a fan is because when he played for the Suns he lived in my neighborhood and we actually went to church together, so I got to talk to him every once in a while and that is always fun.   I'll never forget one Sunday when he was having one of his babies blessed in church -  I rolled into the parking lot and saw Mercedes after BMW after Cadillac on huge custom rims and sleek paint jobs, and when I walked into the building I saw nearly the entire Suns team on the back row there to support Casey on a big day for his family.  It was really cool.

Besides all that - Casey is probably one of the better basketball player bloggers I can think of - check out his work at SLAM online.  

Here's an excerpt from a blog about gaurding MJ and LeBron - He's got good imagery and whatnot - but he did go to Stanford...

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If you're still bored -  Here are some of his more memorable moments in the NBA

And just to see a little more what his personality is like check out this little feature he did with the Memphis Grizzlies.

  Alright, enough man-love for a mediocre Ex-NBA player - it's your turn.   Light it up in the comment section.

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