Our today’s featured card from the 2012/13 Panini Elite Rookie Inscriptions is Mr. Robert Sacre, the card number 16 from the acetate set. Played as a Center for Los Angeles Lakers who stands at 7’0 and weighs at 260 lbs during his rookie season. His mother, Leslie Sacre is a basketball player who played at LSU Lady Tigers.
Drafted by the Lakers using its last pick (60th) in the second round of 2012 NBA draft. Scored 10 points, grabbed 3 rebounds and swatted 4 shots in 28 minutes of action against the Houston Rockets on January 8, 2013. He was one of the top high school players in Canada and that recognition leads to his membership to play for Canadian Junior National team in 2005 Global Games and the 2006 World Championship qualifiers.
In his first pro career, Sacre averaged 1.3 points, 1.1 rebound and 0.3 blocks per game while logging in for 6.3 minutes per outing. Sacre was sent to Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA D-League multiple times, but the Lakers might seen special or recognized his potential and skills, he was awarded with a three year contract on July 10, 2013.