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Prospect Profile

Robert Sacre

  • Full Name: Robert Sacre
  • Position: Center
  • Height/Weight: 7-0 / 247
  • Birthdate: June 6, 1989
  • College: Gonzaga
Los Angeles Lakers Round 2: Pick 60
 

Strengths:
* Well proportioned (six percent body fat)
* Knows how to get post position
* Good shot blocker
* Can shoot jump hook with either hand
* Great free-throw shooter
* High energy
* Great teammate
* Defends ball screen offense well

Weaknesses:
* Needs to get to more rebounds out of his area

NBA projection:
Sacre has been projected as a second-round to undrafted guy, but he’s a player who is likely to rise up the draft boards when he starts interviewing with NBA teams. He’s smart and immediately likeable, plus he’s a good team guy. He’s got the size and the ability to be a backup center in the league for a decade.

2010-11 Season:
Sacre earned first-team All-West Coast Conference honors and was chosen the league’s defensive player of the year after a season in which he helped lead the Bulldogs to the third round of the NCAA Tournament. He led his team and finished second in the WCC in blocked shots, was sixth in rebounding, 10th in field-goal percentage and 12th in free-throw percentage.

Key statistics:
11.6 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 0.7 apg, 1.8 tpg, 1.4 bpg, 26.31 mpg, .511 FG, .731 FT

Cool statistic:
Sacre made more free throws (150) than any of his teammates even attempted in 2012. Elias Harris took 116 free throws and Kevin Pangos 114. Sacre went to the line 197 times.

Reminds me of:
Michael Doleac

What Insiders Say:
Gonzaga coach Mark Few
"Rob's one of the all-time historical figures in this program. I'll never coach another guy like him, which is a unique personality."

Gonzaga assistant coach Ray Giacoletti
"He never takes a day off in practice. He’s our best talker and communicator. He’s our highest energy guy. That’s extremely rare for a 5 man to be that way."

-- Profile by Chris Dortch, editor of the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook. Follow him @cdortch.

 

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