Casey Jacobsen joined NBA.com for a live chat shortly after being drafted by the Suns with the 22nd pick overall.
How did you feel when you heard your name called?
I felt proudnaand grateful. At the same time, it was nice that my family was here. I wasn't expecting to come to the draft and to be here was truly andhonor for me and it was something I will never forget, ever.
Sam (Folsom, CA):
Casey, What do you think are the strong points of your game?
My competitiveness. I always want to work hard and improve my game in any way I can. Scoring the basketball is a strength and in particular, shooting the three point shots. But at the start of my rookie year, defense is going to be my primary focus.
Abel (Dallas, Tx):
Casey, What do you look to accomplish this year in the NBA?
I hope that it's a positive learning experience. The only thing I can ask for in my rookie year is the opportunity to contribute to a good basketball team. Other than that, I don't have any expectations.
Jordan W. (Burlington WA) :
Casey, what are you excited about most is the NBA?
Playing against the best players in the world. The off-court things that the NBA has to offer are fun, but I want to be careful and humble. I'm the most excited about playing.
Matt (Jarrettsville, MD):
Casey~~~Where do you see yourself in the NBA? Where did you find those shoes?
I see myself as a two guard or a three guard. I got my shoes two years ago as a gift from a friend and I only wear them once or twice a year on really special occasions.
Casey, do you think playing on a team with stars like Shawn Marion and Stephon Marbury will help your career? How?
I'm really excited about learning from established veterans. I have a lot of areas I can improve on in my basketball game and I'm hoping guys like that can help me develop into the player I want to be.
Tom Hill(Robbinsville, NJ):
Since you were one of the limited number of players invited to actually be present at the draft, did that give you assurance that you would be a mid-first round draft pick after being on the 1st-2nd rd bubble for awhile?
I wouldn't have come to the draft if I wasn't sure this was going to be a great experience and I was going to be picked in the first round. I would have been fine to watch it at home but it was more enjoyable here (and more stressful).
Gavin (Anacortes, Washington):
Casey, are you nervous about going to the NBA? Playing against guys like Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant?
I'm not nervous about playing because I've worked very hard to get here. If I had to play against the Lakers every night, then I'd be very nervous.
Thanks to Casey Jacobsen for stopping by!