Back in the game: Jacobsen signs with Rockets

Updated: September 5, 2006, 6:28 PM ET
Associated Press

HOUSTON -- The Houston Rockets signed free agent Casey Jacobsen on Tuesday, adding another perimeter shooter to the roster.

Casey Jacobsen
Jacobsen

The 6-foot-6 Jacobsen played last season for Tau Ceramica in the Euroleague. He was originally drafted by the Phoenix Suns in the first round in 2002.

The former Stanford star averaged 16.4 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.8 assists in five games with the Denver Nuggets' summer league squad. Jacobsen is Stanford's third all-time scorer and ranks second in 3-pointers (222).

Jacobsen said he looked forward to playing for Rockets coach Jeff Van Gundy.

"Jeff Van Gundy has a reputation of outworking others and it's going to be great playing with him," he told KRIV.

The Rockets also signed 6-11 Matt Haryasz to a free agent contract. Haryasz played on the Rockets' summer league team, averaging 7.8 points, five rebounds and 1.3 blocks in four games.


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