Mike Brey on Pflueger
“Rex will have an increased offensive role this year. He also will have an increased leadership role but he can never forget the great defensive player he is and we will need that this year as well.”
HONORS AND AWARDS
- 2017 Notre Dame Defensive Player of the Year
- 2016-17 All-ACC Academic Team
- 2016, 2017 ACC Academic Honor Roll
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2016-17)
- Key part of Notre Dame’s defensive efforts during the run to the ACC Championship game, grabbing 14 rebounds with four steals in the three tournament games.
- Logged a career-high 35 minutes in the victory over Georgia Tech, scoring six points with four rebounds and three assists.
- First start of the season - and second of career - came vs. Wake Forest, playing 26 minutes with three rebounds and a career-best matching three blocked shots.
- Tipped a missed shot to V.J. Beachem with 0:28 remaining at Boston College, allowing Beachem to put the Irish ahead by four points from the free throw line in an eventual 84-76 win.
- Drive and dish to Bonzie Colson with 1:00 remaining broke a 70-70 tie in Notre Dame’s eventual 75-70 victory over Clemson.
- Began the season with 11 consecutive games and 218 minutes without committing a turnover. The streak ended in the first half against Saint Peter’s.
- Matched his career-high for three-point field goals in the victory over Fort Wayne, shooting 3-of-5 from three-point range for nine points, while also playing a season-high 26 minutes.
- Posted season-highs for rebounds (five), assists (five) and blocks (three) in the victory over North Carolina A&T.
- Returned to the lineup against Iowa and helped hold Hawkeyes’ leading scorer Peter Jok to 4-of-20 shooting and 15 points.
- Did not play against Chicago State to rest bruised ribs suffered Nov. 18 vs. Loyola Maryland.
- Filled up the stat sheet against vs. Loyola Maryland with seven points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals.
- Set career-highs for points (12) and field goals made (five) in the 92-49 victory over Seattle.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2015-16)
- Tipped in the game-winning rebound with 1.5 seconds remaining vs. Stephen F. Austin (3/20/16) in Notre Dame’s 76-75 NCAA second round victory. It marked the lone field goal of the game for Pfleuger (1-2) in 14 minutes of action.
- Iced the first round NCAA victory over Michigan (3/18/16), converting two free throws with .5 seconds remaining to provide the seven-point winning margin, giving him four points scored in Notre Dame’s final two seconds of its first two NCAA tournament wins last season.
- Stepped up both on defense and offense vs. NC State (3/11/16) with four steals and three three-point field goals on the way to nine points in 24 minutes.
- Staked his bid for more playing time in 2015-16 with seven points, two blocks and two assists during Notre Dame’s 95-91 victory at Duke (1/16/16), playing a then season-high 23 minutes.
- Earned first career start at Syracuse (1/28/16), playing 28 minutes and dishing out a career-best six assists.
- 2014-15 Orange County Register Player of the Year after leading Mater Dei in scoring (17.0 pg), assists (3.4 pg) and steals (3.0 pg), and was second in rebounds (6.2 pg).
- Led Mater Dei to the MaxPreps National Championship in 2013-14, serving as captain of the team that finished 35-0 to post the school’s first undefeated season.
- 2015 Southern California Player of the Year.
- Played in the 2015 Capital Classic All-Star Game in Washington, D.C. with Notre Dame classmate Matt Ryan.
- Participated in the 2014 Kevin Durant Skills Camp, Lebron James Skills Academy and the American Family Insurance High School dunk contest.
- Full name is Charles Rex Pflueger.
- Born in Mission Viejo, California.
- Son of Russell and Rebecca Pflueger with older brother, Devon.
- Enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business with a major in marketing.