Sacre with the Sun Rockers in 2018
|No. 6 – Sun Rockers Shibuya|
|Born||June 6, 1989|
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
|Nationality||American / Canadian|
|Listed height||7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)|
|Listed weight||270 lb (122 kg)|
|High school||Handsworth Secondary School|
(North Vancouver, British Columbia)
|NBA draft||2012 / Round: 2 / Pick: 60th overall|
|Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers|
|2012–2016||Los Angeles Lakers|
|2012–2013||→Los Angeles D-Fenders|
|2017–present||Hitachi SunRockers Tokyo-Shibuya|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Robert Sacre (born June 6, 1989) is a professional basketball player for the Sun Rockers Shibuya of the Japanese B.League. 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 centre.
In 2012, Sacre finished his career with 1,270 points. He also grabbed 679 career rebounds and had 186 career blocks.
Los Angeles Lakers (2012–2016)
On June 28, 2012, the Los Angeles Lakers selected Sacre with the last pick (60th) in the 2012 NBA draft. After joining the Lakers for the 2012 NBA Summer League, he signed with the Lakers on September 7. 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. During his rookie season, he had multiple assignments with the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA Development League.
On July 10, 2013, Sacre re-signed with the Lakers to a three-year deal and joined them for the 2013 NBA Summer League. 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.
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. Sacre was called to the senior national team for the first time to participate at the 2010 FIBA World Championship in Turkey.
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|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
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|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
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Sacre, who was born in Baton Rouge, La., comes by his athletic pedigree honestly.
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