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Vancouver Native Rob Sacre Gets Drafted By The L.A Lakers

Rob Sacre, son of former NFL player Greg LaFleur grew up in North Vancouver as a basketball fanatic. The 7 foot beast represented Canada on the junior national team in 2005-2006 although his highlights we’re while playing for Vancouver’s Handsworth Secondary.

During his junior year, he led the school to the British Columbia provincial championship and was crowned MVP finishing with 17 points, 12 rebounds and 4 blocked shots. As a senior he averaged 25 points, 12 rebounds and 4 blocked shots. Upon graduation, Rob committed to Gonzaga University to compete in America’s highly popular NCAA league.

Finishing off in Gonzaga, Sacre was named the West Coast Conference’s defensive player of the year. He made his second straight all-league first team last season, averaging 11.6 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.4 blocked shots.

Today he stands at 7 feet tall – 263 pounds and the newest member of the Los Angeles Lakers as the 60th overall pick.

Sacre has a mixed bag when it comes to his skill set. He is a good shooter in the low post and shot a very respectable 76.1 percent from the free-throw line. Any seven-footer who can draw fouls and make their free throws can find opportunities in the NBA.

Nonetheless it is great to send another BC representative to the NBA(alongside Steve Nash).

Congratulations to Rob and his whole family for making the 604 proud!

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