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Robert Sacre

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Robert Sacre
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Sacre with the Lakers in 2014
No. 6 – Hitachi SunRockers Tokyo-Shibuya
Position Center
League B.League
Personal information
Born (1989-06-06) June 6, 1989 (age 28)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Nationality American / Canadian
Listed height 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
Listed weight 270 lb (122 kg)
Career information
High school Handsworth Secondary School
(North Vancouver, British Columbia)
College Gonzaga (2007–2012)
NBA draft 2012 / Round: 2 / Pick: 60th overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers
Playing career 2012–present
Career history
20122016 Los Angeles Lakers
2012–2013 Los Angeles D-Fenders
2017–present Hitachi SunRockers Tokyo-Shibuya
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× First-team All-WCC (2011, 2012)
  • WCC Defensive Player of the Year (2012)
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Robert Sacre (born June 6, 1989) is a professional basketball player for the Hitachi SunRockers Tokyo-Shibuya of the Japanese B.League. A dual citizen of both the United States and Canada,[1] he has played for the Canadian national basketball team. After playing college basketball for the Gonzaga Bulldogs, he was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers with the last overall pick in the second round of the 2012 NBA draft.

Early life

Sacre was born in the United States in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to former National Football League player Greg LaFleur and former LSU Lady Tigers college basketball player Leslie Sacre.[1][2] His mother, a Canadian, decided to move back to Canada when Sacre was seven, and raised her son as a single mother. Sacre grew up in North Vancouver, British Columbia, and he was 6 feet 8 inches (2.03 m) by the eighth grade. Leslie only insisted that he learn to swim, and she did not push him to play basketball.[3]

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.[4] 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 and a half blocks per game.

Considered a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, Sacre was listed as the No. 10 center and the No. 102 player in the nation in 2007.[5]

College career

Sacre takes a hook shot while playing for Gonzaga

Sacre committed to NCAA Division I squad Gonzaga University prior to the 2007–08 season.[6] 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.[6]

In 2012, Sacre finished his career with 1,270 points. He also grabbed 679 career rebounds and had 186 career blocks.[4]

College statistics

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2007–08 Gonzaga 28 10 9.6 .444 .634 1.9 .3 .3 .2 2.9
2008–09 Gonzaga 5 0 8.8 .714 .625 2.8 .0 .2 .4 3.0
2009–10 Gonzaga 34 33 25.2 .526 1.000 .629 5.4 .6 .7 1.9 10.3
2010–11 Gonzaga 35 35 25.9 .488 .000 .823 6.3 1.1 .8 1.9 12.5
2011–12 Gonzaga 33 33 26.3 .511 .000 .761 6.3 .7 .4 1.4 11.6
Career 135 111 21.8 .503 .250 .734 5.0 .7 .5 1.4 9.4

Professional career

Los Angeles Lakers (2012–2016)

Sacre during the 2013 NBA Summer League

On June 28, 2012, the Los Angeles Lakers selected Sacre with the last pick (60th) in the 2012 NBA draft.[7] After joining the Lakers for the 2012 NBA Summer League,[8] he signed with the Lakers on September 7.[9] On October 31, he made his NBA debut against the Portland Trail Blazers, playing 49 seconds in a 116-106 loss. He scored his first points on November 4, 2012, in a victory against the Detroit Pistons. On January 8, 2013, Sacre made his first career start, finishing with 10 points, four blocked shots and three rebounds in a 125–112 loss to the Houston Rockets.[10] During his rookie season, he had multiple assignments with the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA Development League.[11]

On July 10, 2013, Sacre re-signed with the Lakers to a three-year deal[12][13] and joined them for the 2013 NBA Summer League.[14] On February 5, 2014, Sacre was involved in a bizarre game after receiving his sixth foul during a game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Lakers had dressed eight players, losing guards Jordan Farmar and Nick Young to injury during the course of the game. With Chris Kaman having already fouled out and coach Mike D'Antoni electing not to play Steve Nash, the Lakers roster had been trimmed down to four eligible players after Sacre committed his sixth foul. In accordance to league rules, Sacre was allowed to stay in the game after being assessed a technical foul on top of the sixth personal foul he committed.[15]

On September 22, 2016, Sacre signed with the New Orleans Pelicans.[16] However, he was later waived by the Pelicans on October 21 after appearing in one preseason game.[17]

Japan (2017–present)

On January 7, 2017, Sacre signed with Hitachi SunRockers Tokyo-Shibuya of the Japanese B.League.[18]

NBA career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2012–13 L.A. Lakers 32 3 6.3 .375 .000 .636 1.1 .2 .0 .3 1.3
2013–14 L.A. Lakers 65 13 16.8 .477 .000 .681 3.9 .8 .4 .7 5.4
2014–15 L.A. Lakers 67 18 16.9 .412 .000 .671 3.5 .8 .4 .6 4.6
2015–16 L.A. Lakers 25 1 12.8 .413 .000 .658 2.9 .6 .2 .4 3.5
Career 189 35 14.5 .436 .000 .671 3.1 .7 .3 .6 4.2

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2013 L.A. Lakers 2 0 2.0 .000 .000 .000 1.0 .0 .5 .0 .0
Career 2 0 2.0 .000 .000 .000 1.0 .0 .5 .0 .0

National team 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.[19] Sacre was called to the senior national team for the first time to participate at the 2010 FIBA World Championship in Turkey.[20]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Pascoe, Bruce (December 16, 2011). "Arizona Wildcats basketball set to face Gonzaga". Arizona Daily Star. Archived from the original on November 1, 2012. Retrieved December 16, 2011. 
  2. ^ Duhatschek, Eric (October 26, 2012). "Last pick looking to become second Canuck on Lakers celebrated roster". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved November 1, 2012. Sacre, who was born in Baton Rouge, La., comes by his athletic pedigree honestly. 
  3. ^ Joyce, Gare (February 10, 2012). "CanCon leading charge for Gonzaga". Sportsnet Magazine. Archived from the original on November 1, 2012. Retrieved February 10, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Robert Sacre Biography". GoZags.com. Archived from the original on February 6, 2015. Retrieved January 9, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Robert Sacre Recruiting Profile". Rivals.com. Retrieved January 9, 2017. 
  6. ^ a b "Robert Sacre Stats, Bio". ESPN.com. Retrieved January 9, 2017. 
  7. ^ Rosales, Ben (June 29, 2012). "Draft Night 2012: Lakers Select Darius Johnson-Odom, Robert Sacre". SilverScreenAndRoll.com. SB-Nation. Retrieved January 9, 2017. 
  8. ^ Emerick, Peter (July 10, 2012). "Los Angeles Lakers: Summer League Roster, Key Storylines". BleacherReport.com. Retrieved January 9, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Lakers Sign Robert Sacre". NBA.com. September 7, 2012. Retrieved September 7, 2012. 
  10. ^ "James Harden scores 31 as surging Rockets pick up 5th straight win". ESPN.com. January 8, 2013. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  11. ^ "All-Time NBA Assignments". NBA.com. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Lakers Re-Sign Robert Sacre". NBA.com. July 10, 2013. Retrieved July 12, 2013. 
  13. ^ Pincus, Eric (July 12, 2013). "Robert Sacre under contract for three more seasons with Lakers". LATimes.com. Retrieved July 12, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Lakers 2013 Summer League Roster". NBA.com. July 11, 2013. Retrieved January 9, 2017. 
  15. ^ Harper, Zach (February 5, 2014). "With zero bench left, the Lakers still close out the Cavaliers". CBSSports.com. Retrieved February 5, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Pelicans Sign Chris Copeland and Robert Sacre". NBA.com. September 22, 2016. Retrieved September 22, 2016. 
  17. ^ "Pelicans Waive Dawson, Sacre". NBA.com. October 21, 2016. Retrieved October 21, 2016. 
  18. ^ "Robert Sacre agreed terms with Hitachi Sunrockers". Asia-Basket.com. January 7, 2017. Retrieved January 9, 2017. 
  19. ^ "Robert Sacre's profile – 2006 FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship". FIBA.com. Retrieved January 9, 2017. 
  20. ^ "Robert Sacre's profile – 2010 FIBA World Championship". FIBA.com. Retrieved January 9, 2017. 

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from NBA.com, or Basketball-Reference.com
  • Robert Sacre on Twitter
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