Carstensen Drafted In CBA Seventh Round

Updated 9/20/2000

Green Bay, Wis. (Sept. 19) - The LaCrosse Bobcats of the Continental Basketball Association drafted former University of Wisconsin-Green Bay standout Jerry Carstensen with the 63rd overall pick in the seventh round of the annual CBA draft Sept. 19.

The 6-7 forward ranks 13th all-time in scoring at UW-Green Bay with 1,137 points. Carstensen was a two-time Midwestern Collegiate Conference All-Defensive team honoree and was named second-team All-MCC as a senior. Carstensen joined the Phoenix as a walk-on, earning a scholarship as a freshman and becoming one of the best all-around players in team history.

"This young man has improved his game each year with us," said UW-Green Bay head coach Mike Heideman. "Because of his tireless work ethic, Jerry now has the opportunity to play basketball professionally and we are all very happy for him."

Carstensen will aim to become the fourth player in Phoenix history to make a CBA team, along with Jeff Nordgaard, Logan VanderVelden and Chris Westlake. Both Nordgaard (Milwaukee Bucks) and VanderVelden (L.A. Clippers) also logged time in the NBA and overseas.