Robert Sacre

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Robert Sacre
Robert Sacre vs Washington (cropped).jpg
Sacre with the Lakers in 2014
No. 50 – Los Angeles Lakers
Position Center
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1989-06-06) June 6, 1989 (age 25)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Nationality American / Canadian
Listed height 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
Listed weight 260 lb (118 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
Pro career 2012–present
Career history
2012–present Los Angeles Lakers
2012–2013 Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League)
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× First-team All-WCC (2011–2012)
Stats at
Stats at

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,[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 years[edit]

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, Sacre was listed as the No. 10 center and the No. 102 player in the nation in 2007.[5]

College career[edit]

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.[7]

In 2012, Sacre finished his career with 1,270 points. He also grabbed 679 career rebounds and had 186 career blocks.[8]

College statistics[edit]

2007–08 Gonzaga 28 10 9.6 .444 .000 .634 1.9 .3 .3 .2 2.9
2008–09 Gonzaga 5 0 8.8 .714 .000 .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[edit]

Los Angeles Lakers[edit]

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.[9] 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.[10]

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.[11] 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.[12]

On July 10, 2013, Sacre re-signed with the Lakers[13] on a reported three-year deal.[14]

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.[15]

Career statistics[edit]

  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 during the 2013 NBA Summer League

Regular season[edit]

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
Career 97 16 13.3 .463 .000 .676 3.0 .6 .2 .6 4.1


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

International career[edit]

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.[16]

Sacre was called to the senior national team for the first time to participate at the 2010 FIBA World Championship in Turkey.[17]

See also[edit]


  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. 
  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. 
  4. ^ Robert Sacre Bio. Gonzaga.
  5. ^ Robert Sacre Recruiting Profile
  6. ^ Robert Sacre at
  7. ^ Profile at
  8. ^ Robert Sacre Biography
  9. ^ Lakers Sign Robert Sacre
  10. ^ 2012-13 NBA Assignments
  11. ^ "James Harden scores 31 as surging Rockets pick up 5th straight win". January 8, 2013. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  12. ^ McMenamin, Dave (January 8, 2013). "D'Antoni hoping for some 'Sacresanity' in Houston". Retrieved January 8, 2013. 
  13. ^ Lakers Re-Sign Robert Sacre
  14. ^ Robert Sacre under contract for three more seasons with Lakers
  15. ^ With zero bench left, the Lakers still close out the Cavaliers
  16. ^ Robert Sacre at
  17. ^ Robert Sacre at

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