HONORS AND AWARDS
- 2017, 2018 Notre Dame Defensive Player of the Year
- 2017-18, 2016-17 All-ACC Academic Team
- 2016, 2017 ACC Academic Honor Roll
JUNIOR SEASON (2017-18)
- Drew the assignment to defend opposing team’s best perimeter scorer.
- Finished 10th in the ACC in assist/turnover ratio (2.15).
- Posted 14 points and nine rebounds in Notre Dame’s 21-point comeback against Virginia Tech in the second round of the ACC tournament.
- Fought through lingering effects of his lower back injury to start and play 25 minutes at Wake Forest. His lone FG, a 3FGM at 5:48 in the second half, cut Wake Forest’s lead to one point during the deciding 11-0 Notre Dame run in the eventual come-from-behind victory.
- Saw his 36 game streak of consecutive starts end against Miami (FL) on Feb. 19, due to his lower back (bruise) injury suffered at Boston College.
- The Miami (FL) game was just the second game missed in his career due to injury (bruised ribs, Chicago State on Nov. 26, 2016).
- LImted to 20 minutes at Boston College after taking a hard fall after being fouled on a drive to the basket.
- Continued his outstanding all-around performance against Florida State, posting a career-high 19 points with six rebounds and four assists.
- Posted 13 points with six assists in the victory over Boston College.
- Dished out a career-high seven assists at NC State.
- Broke out of a scoring slump with 15 points vs. Virginia Tech, hitting a career-best four 3FGs.
- Named team captain on January 3, 2018.
- Fought through flu symptons in the loss at Georgia Tech to play 35 minutes, finishing with six assists but did not score for the first time in 2017-18 and first time since March 4, 2017 at Louisville.
- Tipped in the game-winning basket at Syracuse, out-hustling the Orange defenders to run the length of the court and put back T.J. Gibbs’ miss for the game-deciding points with 2.3 seconds remaining.
- Played all 40 minutes of the hard-fought victory at Syracuse, finishing with 12 points and seven rebounds.
- Scored a personal ACC-game high of 16 points, with four rebounds and four assists in the victory over NC State.
- Filled up the stat sheet in impressive fashion in the ACC opener against Georgia Tech with 11 points, seven rebounds and six assists (matching his career high).
- Established a then-career-high for points in a game with 17 against Southeastern Louisiana, matching his career-best with three three-point field goals while also collecting five rebounds and three steals.
- Posted 13 points and six rebounds in the victory over Dartmouth.
- Scored all 10 of his points at Delaware in the second half, helping the Irish build on a halftime lead and eventually defeat the Blue Hens by 24 points.
- Continued to flash his defensive prowess against St. Francis Brooklyn - matching his career high with four steals vs. the Terriers. Pflueger has now posted at least one steal in seven of Notre Dame’s eight games, including four multiple steal games.
- Scored 15 points at No. 3/3 Michigan State, shooting 6-of-7 from the floor, 3-of-4 from three-point range while adding two steals.
- Earned first career double-double against Mount St. Mary’s, collecting 10 rebounds to go with 13 points, five assists and two steals.
- Grabbed a career-best eight rebounds and played a career-high 36 minutes in the season-opening victory at DePaul.
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.