Rob Sacre has taken another another step toward his National Basketball Association dream.
The North Vancouver high school basketball star has signed with the L.A. Lakers, the famed NBA team announced Friday.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Sacre, who stands seven-feet tall and is a graduate of Handsworth secondary school, was the last player selected – 60th overall – in the 2012 NBA Draft, which took place June 28.
Sacre’s high school career included a Triple-A Boys' Basketball championship in 2006. He graduated from Handsworth in the spring of 2007, before joining Gonzaga University for the 2007-08 West Coast Conference season.
He recently started all five games for the Lakers’ Summer League team, averaging nine points and 6.2 rebounds per game.
Despite Friday’s news, there are apparently still questions surrounding Sacre’s immediate future with the Lakers.
Ben Bolch of the Los Angeles Times wrote of the Sacre signing: “…though it was immediately unclear if the contract was non-guaranteed and amounted to little more than an invitation to training camp.”
The Lakers, already with one of the biggest stars in basketball, Kobe Bryant, added Victoria product Steve Nash, as well as Dwight Howard from the Orland Magic during the off-season.
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