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WATCH: Robert Sacre Is In The House

The man, the myth, the legend, Robert Sacre stopped by the station to talk all things Zags. With the Bulldogs headed to the Bahamas, Sacre had a lot to say about Mark Few, pumping iron, and sandy beaches!

Gonzaga freshman Zach Collins making most of his minutes

When Przemek Karnowski was a freshman, he played 10.7 minutes per game behind Kelly Olynyk, Elias Harris and Sam Dower. When Domantas Sabonis was a freshman, he came off the bench behind Karnowski and Kyle Wiltjer. Zach Collins is in that pipeline now, carving out quality minutes as a freshman while in line to be Gonzaga’s next big thing.

Lakers’ Robert Sacre gets attention in Canada

TORONTO – Canadian journalists gathered around one of their favorite basketball players before the Los Angeles Lakers played the Toronto Raptors. A semicircle at Steve Nash’s locker? Try again. Nash was on the other side of the country, trying to rehabilitate his bad back in Vancouver for one last run at playing this season.

Fun-loving former Zag getting serious minutes for Lakers

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – The Lakers concluded a morning shootaround recently at their spacious practice facility here in preparation for the pro basketball battle of Los Angeles against the Clippers later in the evening. The Toyota Center walls are decorated with 11 Lakers’ championship banners and nine legendary yellow uniforms, including Elgin Baylor’s No. 22, Wilt Chamberlain’s 13, Jerry West’s 44, Magic Johnson’s 32 and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s 33. Kobe Bryant, whose jersey will join the others when he decides to retire, sat in a director’s chair for a television interview. Dwight Howard chucked up 3-pointers, surprisingly making more than he missed. Pau Gasol chatted with a team official.

Fun-loving Sacre getting serious minutes with Lakers

The Lakers concluded a morning shootaround recently at their spacious practice facility here in preparation for the pro basketball battle of Los Angeles against the Clippers later in the evening.

Gonzaga guard Kevin Pangos relishes time spent with Steve Nash

Gonzaga sophomore point guard Kevin Pangos called it the highlight of his summer. Pangos, teammate Kelly Olynyk and ex-Zag Robert Sacre were among 27 players to attend the Canadian senior national team’s five-day training camp in late August in Toronto. Pangos tested his skills alongside NBA players Joel Anthony, Tristan Thompson and Cory Joseph while absorbing instruction from two-time MVP Steve Nash, who is general manager of Canada basketball, and head coach Jay Triano.

Former Gonzaga player Sacre signs with Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers signed second-round draft pick Robert Sacre on Friday. Sacre, a 7-foot Canadian who played at Gonzaga, finished his Bulldogs career with 1,270 points and 679 rebounds. He averaged 11.6 ppg during his senior season. The Lakers also added assistant coaches Eddie Jordan, Bernie Bickerstaff and Steve Clifford to Mike Brown’s coaching staff. Jordan is the former head coach at Sacramento, Washington and Philadelphia. The 68-year-old Bickerstaff was a head coach in Charlotte, Seattle, Denver and Washington. Clifford was Stan Van Gundy’s assistant in Orlando the past five seasons. – AP

Ex-Zag Downs hopes 3rd time charm in NBA Summer League

DALLAS – Playing in the NBA’s Las Vegas Summer League is nothing new for Micah Downs. In fact, this summer marks his third straight run there as the former Gonzaga star looks to find a home in the league.

Lakers pick Sacre in NBA draft

Surrounded by family in Ville Platte, La., former Gonzaga Bulldog Robert Sacre was trying to get 9-month-old son Quinton to sleep when Sacre’s name popped up on the TV screen as the last pick of the two-round NBA draft Thursday night. “I had my son in my arms and everyone screamed and my son just jumped,” Sacre said in a phone interview. “It’s great to be part of something like that, especially being with my family at the time.”

Lakers draft Gonzaga’s Sacre with final pick

Surrounded by family in Ville Platte, La., former Gonzaga Bulldog Robert Sacre was trying to get 9-month-old son Quinton to sleep when Sacre’s name popped up on the TV screen as the last pick of the two-round NBA draft Thursday night.