Jacobsen chooses Arizona State

Arizona State landed its first commitment of 2012 with local center Eric Jacobsen. He talks to Scout.com about his commitment.

Arizona State is on the board in 2012 with the commitment of 6-foot-10, 235-pound Chandler (Ariz.) Hamilton center Eric Jacobsen.

As a junior at Hamilton, Jacobsen averaged 12.9 points, 10.5 rebounds and 2.5 blocks, helping him pick up offers from Weber State, San Francisco, U.C. Santa Barbara and Pepperdine.

On Monday, Arizona State joined that list of offers and it didn't take long for Jacobsen to say yes.

"This year Herb Sendek came out and saw me play and I had a feeling he liked me," Jacobsen said. "They offered me today and I accepted."

Jacobsen's recruiting process was a little slow due to an injury he suffered last year.

"It was kind of slow in terms of the process of getting recruited because last year I had a hip injury, so I didn't play during the viewing period for coaches," he said.

With his commitment to ASU, Jacobsen doesn't have to worry about the recruiting process anymore and is happy with the program he's pledged to.

"I really like the program at ASU," Jacobsen said. "I really think Herb Sendek is a great coach and I really like his coaching style. Outside of basketball, I was born in Arizona, I've been going to ASU games since I was five and I really love the school. My mom played basketball there too so I've always been an ASU fan."

Besides all of Jacobsen's aforementioned reasons for choosing the Sun Devils, he's also high on the ASU staff.

"I really like how they treat their players; they're all real in tune with what's going on," Jacobsen said. "Not only with games but also with workouts and in the classroom. I really like the setup they have over there; you can be as good as you want to be."

Jacobsen doesn't expect to take any other visits or look around, as he says he's solid to ASU.

"This is gonna be it," he said.

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