Sacre with the Lakers during the 2013 NBA Summer League
|No. 50 – Los Angeles Lakers|
June 6, 1989 |
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
|Nationality||American / Canadian|
|Listed height||7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)|
|Listed weight||260 lb (118 kg)|
|High school||Handsworth Secondary School
(North Vancouver, British Columbia)
|NBA draft||2012 / Round: 2 / Pick: 60th overall|
|Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers|
|Pro playing career||2012–present|
|2012–present||Los Angeles Lakers|
|2012–2013||→Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League)|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Robert Sacre (born June 6, 1989) is a professional basketball player who currently plays for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). A dual citizen of both the United States and Canada, 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.
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. 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.
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. 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.
Sacre committed to NCAA Division I squad Gonzaga University prior to the 2007-08 season. 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.
In 2012, Sacre finished his career with 1,270 points. He also grabbed 679 career rebounds and had 186 career blocks.
Los Angeles Lakers
On June 28, 2012, the Los Angeles Lakers selected Sacre with the last pick (60th) in the 2012 NBA draft. He joined the Lakers for the 2012 NBA Summer League. On September 7, 2012, he signed his first professional contract with the Lakers. On October 31, 2012, 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. During his rookie season, he had multiple assignments with the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA D-League.
On January 8, 2013, he made his first career start against the Houston Rockets, finishing with 10 points, four blocked shots and three rebounds in a 125–112 loss. Even before the start, he was already a Lakers' fan favorite for his celebratory moves supporting his teammates while on the bench. The moves are in part inspired by the Yosemite Sam cartoon character in Looney Tunes.
On February 5, 2014, Sacre was involved in a bizarre play when receiving his 6th foul during a game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Lakers had dressed 8 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 4 eligible players after Sacre committed his 6th foul. In accordance to league rules, Sacre was allowed to stay in the game after being assessed a technical foul on top of the 6th personal foul he committed.
|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|
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.
- Pascoe, Bruce (December 16, 2011). "Arizona Wildcats basketball set to face Gonzaga". Arizona Daily Star. Archived from the original on November 1, 2012.
- 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."
- Joyce, Gare (February 10, 2012). "CanCon leading charge for Gonzaga". Sportsnet Magazine. Archived from the original on November 1, 2012.
- Robert Sacre Bio. Gonzaga.
- Robert Sacre at ESPN.com
- Profile at ESPN.com
- Robert Sacre Biography
- Lakers Sign Robert Sacre
- 2012-13 NBA Assignments
- "James Harden scores 31 as surging Rockets pick up 5th straight win". ESPN.com. January 8, 2013. Retrieved January 9, 2013.
- McMenamin, Dave (January 8, 2013). "D'Antoni hoping for some 'Sacresanity' in Houston". ESPN.com. Retrieved January 8, 2013.
- Lakers Re-Sign Robert Sacre
- Robert Sacre under contract for three more seasons with Lakers
- With zero bench left, the Lakers still close out the Cavaliers
- Robert Sacre at archive.FIBA.com
- Robert Sacre at FIBA.com