“I love his engine. We don’t want to get away from what he does defensively for us. I think he has become a better basketball player on the offensive end of the floor. He has learned how to change speeds and be better with the basketball. He will be a strategic shot maker for us. He gives us energy and belief, along with mental and physical toughness.”
- Notre Dame head coach Mike Brey
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 a career-high four steals and a career- high three three-point field goals on the way to nine points in 24 minutes.
- Staked his bid for more playing time this season 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.
- Saw a steady increase in playing time after the Duke game, culminating in a career game vs. Boston College (1/23/16) with 32 minutes played, 11 points and three rebounds.
- 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.