Sam Jacobson

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Sam Jacobson
Personal information
Born (1975-07-22) July 22, 1975 (age 41)
Cottage Grove, Minnesota
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school Park (Cottage Grove, Minnesota)
College Minnesota (1994–1998)
NBA draft 1998 / Round: 1 / Pick: 26th overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers
Playing career 1998–2007
Position Shooting guard / Small forward
Number 7, 6
Career history
19981999 Los Angeles Lakers
2000 Golden State Warriors
2000 Olympiacos (Greece)
2000–2001 Minnesota Timberwolves
2006–2007 Andrea Costa Imola (Italy)
2007 Cholet Basket (France)
Career statistics
Points 283 (4.2 ppg)
Rebounds 80 (1.2 rpg)
Assists 36 (0.5 apg)
Stats at
For the motion picture producer, see Sam B. Jacobson.

Samuel Ryan Jacobson (born July 22, 1975) is an American former professional basketball player. He played professionally for the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers, Golden State Warriors, and Minnesota Timberwolves.

Early life[edit]

Jacobson was born in Cottage Grove, Minnesota and played for Park High School in Cottage Grove.[1] He was named Minnesota Mr. Basketball in his senior year.

College career[edit]

He attended the University of Minnesota, for whom he helped lead the Golden Gophers to the 1997 NCAA Final Four as a junior and a National Invitation Tournament title as a senior.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Jacobson was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1st round with the 26th pick of the 1998 NBA Draft.[3] In 2006–2007, Jacobson played in Andrea Costa Imola Basket, Italy (LegaDue). He was waived on December 2006.[citation needed]

Legal issues[edit]

Jacobson, along with his wife Traci Jacobson, were charged in Dakota County Court with theft by false representation and theft by swindle in connection with the August 2011 short-sale of his Apple Valley, MN home. The charges state that Jacobson conspired with his then girlfriend Traci Quam to convince his lender, JPMorgan Chase, to "short sale" because Jacobson was in the process of declaring bankruptcy. Quam, who was his live-in girlfriend at the time, then purchased the home. Jacobson and his children still continued to live in the home even though the sale agreement with the lender required contained an "arm's length" condition that required the buyer and seller to be "unrelated parties ... acting in his or her own self-interest." Later in 2011 Quam sold the home for a $176,000 profit. [4]


  1. ^ "Sam Jacobson". CNN Sports Illustrated. Retrieved October 4, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Sam Jacobson bio". Minnesota Golden Gophers. University of Minnesota. Retrieved August 19, 2010. 
  3. ^ "1998 NBA Draft". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 19, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Short sale prompts felony charges against ex-Gopher basketball star, wife". Star Tribune. Retrieved August 24, 2016. 

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