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2012 NBA Draft: Gonzaga's Robert Sacre Excited For Opportunity With Lakers

Nobody likes to get picked last for anything. Well, unless you are getting picked in an NBA Draft, than being the last selection is just as good as the first. Such is the case for Gonzaga's Robert Sacre, who waited all night with faded breath for his name to be called, and it finally was with the last overall pick to the Los Angeles Lakers.

"I was thinking best for last. I was selected to go to one of the best teams in NBA history," Sacre said after the announcement via the Los Angeles Lakers Twitter account, @Lakers.

The seven-foot, 260 pounder certainly has the NBA frame, though some concerns with his rebounding abilities remained, possibly a reason he lasted so long in the draft. Still, he averaged 6.3 rebounds and 11.6 points in 26.3 minutes a game, as well as 1.4 blocks per game last year. He also made the first-team All-West Coast Conference in 2011 and was named the league's top defensive player.

"Rob's one of the all-time historical figures in this program. I'll never coach another guy like him, which is a unique personality," Gonzaga head coach Mark Few was quoted as saying in an NBA.com draft profile of Sacre.

Hopefully this Bulldog can find himself a nice, long career in the NBA. The Lakers certainly are a good start.

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