Robert Sacre

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Robert Sacre

Robert Sacre attempts a hook shot
No. 50 – Los Angeles Lakers
Center
Personal information
Born(1989-06-06) June 6, 1989 (age 23)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
NationalityCanadian
High schoolHandsworth Secondary School
(North Vancouver, British Columbia)
Listed height7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
Listed weight260 lb (118 kg)
Career information
CollegeGonzaga (2007–2012)
NBA Draft2012 / Round: 2 / Pick: 60th overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers
Pro career2012–present
LeagueNational Basketball Association
Career history
2012–presentLos Angeles Lakers
Stats at NBA.com
 
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Robert Sacre

Robert Sacre attempts a hook shot
No. 50 – Los Angeles Lakers
Center
Personal information
Born(1989-06-06) June 6, 1989 (age 23)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
NationalityCanadian
High schoolHandsworth Secondary School
(North Vancouver, British Columbia)
Listed height7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
Listed weight260 lb (118 kg)
Career information
CollegeGonzaga (2007–2012)
NBA Draft2012 / Round: 2 / Pick: 60th overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers
Pro career2012–present
LeagueNational Basketball Association
Career history
2012–presentLos Angeles Lakers
Stats at NBA.com

Robert Sacre (born June 6, 1989 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is a Canadian professional basketball player who currently plays for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is a member of the Canadian national basketball team. Sacre was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers late in the second round of the 2012 NBA Draft.

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Early life

Sacre was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, before moving to North Vancouver, British Columbia as a child.

Sacre was one of the top high school players in Canada. In his junior year, he led Handsworth Secondary School to the British Columbia Provincial Championship; he was named MVP of the title game after scoring 17 points, grabbing 12 rebounds, and blocking four shots.[1] In that same year he was selected to play for the Canadian Junior National team at the 2005 Global Games and the 2006 World Championship qualifiers. In his senior year he averaged 25 points, 12 rebounds, and four blocks per game.

College career

Sacre committed to NCAA Division I squad Gonzaga University prior to the 2007-08 season.[2] He came off the bench in his freshman season, averaging nine minutes of action per game in 2007-08. In 2008-09, he broke his foot three games into the season and was later granted a medical redshirt.

Sacre came back strong in the 2009-10 season, averaging 10.3 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 1.9 blocks per game as the Bulldogs' starting center.[3]

Professional career

On June 28, 2012, the Los Angeles Lakers selected Sacre with the last pick (60th) in the 2012 NBA Draft.

International career

Sacre played several tournaments for the Canadian junior team. He averaged 9 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 3 blocks per game at the 2006 FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship, helping the Canadians to a fourth place finish in the tournament.[4]

Sacre was called to the senior national team for the first time to participate at the 2010 FIBA World Championship in Turkey.[5]

Personal

Sacre's father is former NFL tight-end Greg LaFleur. Sacre's mother is former LSU forward/center Leslie Sacre.

References

  1. ^ Gonzaga Bio
  2. ^ Robert Sacre at ESPN.com
  3. ^ Profile at ESPN.com
  4. ^ Robert Sacre at archive.FIBA.com
  5. ^ Robert Sacre at FIBA.com

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