July 18, 1972 |
|Listed height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Listed weight||210 lb (95 kg)|
|High school||South Spencer
|NBA draft||1993 / Undrafted|
|2005–2006||Lincoln Thunder (ABA)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Parrish Jason Casebier (born July 18, 1972) is a retired American basketball player. He is best known for his standout college career at University of Evansville, where he was named Midwestern City Conference Player of the Year in 1992.
Early life and college career
Casebier was born in Owensboro, Kentucky and was adopted at two years old, moving to Rockport, Indiana. He attended South Spencer High School and committed to play college basketball at Evansville from 1990 to 1993 for coach Jim Crews. Although undersized for a power forward at 6'4", Casebier's strength and energy made him successful on the court. He started three years at Evansville, scoring 1,535 points (20.2 points per game). He made the Midwestern City Conference (now the Horizon League) All-Newcomer team as a freshman and was first team all-conference for his junior and senior seasons. Casebier's best season came as a sophomore in 1991–92, as he averaged 24.4 points per game, led the Purple Aces to regular-season and tournament championships and was named MCC Player of the Year.
Following his junior year, Casebier declared his eligibility for the 1993 NBA Draft. Considered undersized for his position, he went undrafted, but was invited to the Philadelphia 76ers training camp. However, he never played in the NBA. Instead, he played internationally in Argentina, England, Turkey and Venezuela. He also played minor league basketball in Lincoln, Nebraska for the Lincoln Thunder of the American Basketball Association.
During and after his college career, Casebier was involved in a series of legal issues. Prior to his sophomore season in 1991, Casebier was one of several students caught in a textbook selling scam. In 1995, he was found guilty of rape and sexual misconduct of a minor in an incident stemming from a party in Evansville. And in February, 2012, Casebier was sentenced to 25 years in prison for his part in a prostitution and sex trafficking ring in Iowa.
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- Tony Ayala, Jr. (December 21, 2003). "Cases involving athletes and sexual assault". USA Today. Retrieved November 4, 2012.
- "3 sentenced in prostitution ring". Omaha.com. February 23, 2012. Retrieved November 4, 2012.