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Lakers take Sacre with last pick of draft

Gonzaga’s Robert Sacre shoots a jump hook during the Bulldogs’ loss to Ohio State on Saturday in Pittsburgh. (Christopher Anderson)
Gonzaga’s Robert Sacre shoots a jump hook during the Bulldogs’ loss to Ohio State on Saturday in Pittsburgh. (Christopher Anderson)

Former Gonzaga center Robert Sacre was taken by the Los Angeles Lakers with the final pick (60th overall) of the two-round NBA draft on Thursday night.

I had a few minutes on the phone with Sacre, who watched the draft at his home away from home in Ville Platte, La., where he spent a lot of time as a youngster visiting relatives during summer months. Sacre had to leave the noisy room so he could hear questions on his cell phone.

Sacre was completely surprised when the Lakers' selection was announced. He thrilled to be going to a franchise on the West Coast and he's quite familiar with Los Angeles from GU's annual visits to play LMU and Pepperdine.

"The great thing about it being the Lakers," Sacre said, "is I get to watch my Zags play twice."

Here's my short article that will run in Friday's S-R, a GU release and an L.A. Times article.

 




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