BROSE BASKETS re-signs Jacobsen, adds Hines
August 10, 2010
Casey Jacobsen - Brose Baskets (Photo: Daniel Löb)Brose Baskets Bamberg marked a busy Tuesday by re-signing team captain Casey Jacobsen and signing forward Kyle Hines. Both deals were for one season. Jacobsen (198, 29) was a key figure in helping Bamberg win the German championship last season. He averaged 11.4 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.9 assists in the German League, raising those numbers to 14.4 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists per game in the finals. Jacobsen also won the German League with Brose Baskets in 2007. The veteran shooting guard has previous Turkish Airlines Euroleague experience with Tau Ceramica and Alba Berlin. Jacobsen was a college basketball star at Stanford University, where he was a two-time All PAC-10 First Team selection and has also played in the NBA for Phoenix, New Orleans and Memphis. He began his European career in 2005 with Tau Ceramica, taking the 2006 Spanish King's Cup and reaching the Euroleague Final Four. In January 2007, he moved to Germany to play for Bamberg and averaged 17.0 points, 3.7 boards and 2.9 assists to lead the team to the German title, after which he was chosen MVP of the Finals. Jacobsen joined Berlin for the 2008-09 season, helping it win the German Cup and reach the Euroleague Top 16. Last season he averaged 11.1 points in the Eurocup as the team reached the Last 16 stage.

Hines (198, 23) arrives from Prima Veroli of the Italian second division, where he has dominated the paint the past two seasons. Last year he recorded 18.5 points and 8.1 rebounds in leading the club to second place in the league. He placed among the league’s top 10 in scoring, rebounding, blocks and steals. Hines was a college basketball star at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he was a four-time All Southern Conference Fist Team selection and named the 2007 Southern Conference Player of the Year. He finished his time with the Spartans as the school’s career leader in points, rebounds and blocks, while joining an elite list of six players in NCAA history to amass 2,000 career points, 1,000 career rebounds and 300 career blocks.

"Re-signing Casey was a priority and I am very happy that we can keep him for one year. He is an excellent player and an outstanding leader," Brose Baskets head coach Chris Fleming said. Of Hines he said he was "the absolute ideal candidate. He is an exceptional player who can also play at the center position. He is very athletic with long arms. He is able to defend multiple positions and will give us the necessary toughness on offense near the basket. He is a good fit for the team structure and I am very happy that we could get him after long negotiations."
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