UND Roster

2019-20 Men's Basketball Roster

Rex Pflueger

Guard


Height 6-6
Weight 206
Class Graduate
Hometown Dana Point, CA
High School Mater Dei
Twitter @rexpflueger

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • 2020 Notre Dame Captain Award
  • 2017, 2018 Notre Dame Defensive Player of the Year
  • 2017, 2018, 2020  All-ACC Academic Team
  • 2016, 2017, 2018 ACC Academic Honor Roll

2019-20

  • Completed his Notre Dame career at the all-time leader in games played (141) in the victory over Boston College in the ACC tournament (3/11/20). Finished with five points, three assists, two rebounds and two steals against the Eagles.
  • Set the school record for games played on Senior Day against Virginia Tech (3/7/20), appearing in his 140th game. Pulled down a season-high eight rebounds against the Hokies and scored seven points.
  • With under a second left in the first half at Boston College (2/26/20), stole an inbounds pass at midcourt and connected on a buzzer-beating 45-foot shot to cut the Eagles lead to seven at halftime. The Irish rallied in the second half to earn a 62-61 victory.
  • Added to his legacy of game-winning plays against North Carolina (2/17/20), recording three steals during Notre Dame’s 15-point rally, then corralling the final offensive rebound with just seconds remaining and finding Nate Laszewski for the game-winning three-point field goal with 2.2 left in the game.
  • Led the Irish to victory at Clemson (2/9/20) with a season-high 18 points, hitting all four of his three-point field goals and grabbing four rebounds.
  • Posted his most efficient double-digit scoring game of his career against Georgia Tech (2/1/20) with 13 points on three-of-three shooting, two-of-two from three-point range and five-of-six free throws.
  • Returned to the starting lineup against No. 13/11 Louisville (1/11/19) to play 32 minutes with six points, four assists and two steals.
  • Missed the game at NC State (1/8/2020) with left knee pain.
  • Logged four assists and two steals in 15 minutes at Syracuse (1/4/20) before a collision on one of the two steals sidelined him for the second half of the game.
  • Continued to fill up the box score against Alabama A&M (12/29/19) with seven points, six assists and four steals.
  • Slipped on a wet spot on the floor against Detroit Mercy (12/10/19), limiting him to 17 minutes. Was cleared to reenter game, but was not needed.
  • Filled up the stat sheet in 23 minutes against Fairleigh Dickinson (11/26/19) with 10 points, five assists and two steals.
  • Made all the game-winning plays in Notre Dame’s come-from-behind victory over Toledo (11/21/19), posting a career-high six steals in 39 minutes. Two of those steals came in the game’s final two minutes, cutting into a five-point lead for the Rockets. Followed with a perfect out-of-bounds pass to Nate Laszewski, setting up the game-tying three-point field goal at the buzzer. His back-door cut for a lay up put the Irish ahead to stay in overtime, 60-59, with 25 seconds remaining. Finally, he sealed the game with two free throws with one second remaining, putting the Irish up by five (Toledo’s three-quarter court heave at the buzzer would go in, leading to a two-point Notre Dame victory).
  • Stepped up in the Presbyterian (11/18/19) game with John Mooney and Robby Carmody sidelined, playing a season-high 36 minutes and leading the team with 13 points, six assists and two steals.
  • Scored double figures in the victory over Howard (11/12/19) with 10 points, five rebounds and two assists in 18 minutes.

2018-19

  • Missed final 23 games of the 2018-19 season with a left ACL injury, identified in an MRI conducted on December 17, 2018. Underwent successful reconstructive surgery on January 11, 2019.
  • Dished out a career-high 10 assists in the win against Purdue (12/15/18) before suffering a left knee injury with under six minutes remaining in the contest.
  • Embraced his return to California in the last-second loss to UCLA (12/8/18) leading the team with 14 points (on 5-of-6 shooting) with four three-point field goals, four assists and six rebounds.
  • Logged a season-high 34 minutes against Illinois, finishing with five points, three steals and a blocked shot.
  • Broke out of an early-season shooting slump to post the most efficient game of his Notre Dame career against DePaul (11/24/18), scoring a career-high 20 points on six-of-seven shooting, four-of-four from three-point range and four-of-four from the free throw line.

2017-18

  • 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 (3/7/18) 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 (2/24/18). His only field goal, a three pointer at 5:48 in the second half, cut Wake Forest’s lead to one point during the deciding 11-0 Notre Dame run in an eventual come-from-behind victory.
  • Saw his 36-game streak of consecutive starts end against Miami (FL) on February 19, due to his lower back injury (bruise) suffered at Boston College (2/17/18).
  • The Miami (FL) game was just the second game missed in his career due to injury (bruised ribs sidelined him for the Chicago State game on Nov. 26, 2016).
  • Limited to 20 minutes at Boston College after taking a hard fall while being fouled on a drive to the basket.
  • Continued his outstanding all-around performance against Florida State (2/10/18), posting a career-high 19 points with six rebounds and four assists.
  • Dished out a career-high seven assists at NC State (2/3/18).
  • Named a team captain on January 3, 2018.
  • Fought through flu symptoms in the loss at Georgia Tech (1/10/18) to play 35 minutes, finishing with six assists, but failing to score for the first time in 2017-18 and for the first time since March 4, 2017, at Louisville.
  • Tipped in the game-winning basket at Syracuse (1/6/18), 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 15 points at No. 3/3 Michigan State (11/30/17), shooting six-of-seven from the floor, three-of-four from three-point range and adding two steals.
  • Earned first career double-double against Mount St. Mary’s (11/13/17), collecting 10 rebounds to go with 13 points, five assists and two steals.

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 at the Barclays Center.
  • Tipped a missed shot to V.J. Beachem with 0:28 remaining at Boston College (2/14/17), 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 75-70 victory over Clemson (1/7/17).
  • Began the season with 11 consecutive games and 218 minutes of playing time without committing a turnover. The streak ended in the first half against Saint Peter’s (12/28/16).
  • Did not play against Chicago State (11/26/17) to rest bruised ribs suffered November 18 vs. Loyola Maryland.

2015-16

  • Tipped in the game-winning rebound with 1.5 seconds remaining versus Stephen F. Austin (3/20/16) in Notre Dame’s 76-75 NCAA second-round victory. It marked his only field goal of the game in 14 minutes of action.
  • Iced the NCAA first round victory over Michigan (3/18/16), converting two free throws with .5 seconds remaining to provide the seven-point winning margin. Combine the free throws with his tip in against Stephen F. Austin and Pflueger totaled four points in Notre Dame’s final two seconds of its first two 2016 NCAA tournament wins.
  • Staked his bid for more playing time during his rookie season with seven points, two blocks and two assists during the 95-91 victory at Duke (1/16/16).
  • Earned first career start at Syracuse (1/28/16), playing 28 minutes and dishing out a six assists.

PERSONAL

  • Full name is Charles Rex Pflueger.
  • Born in Mission Viejo, California.
  • Son of Russell and Rebecca Pflueger with older brother, Devon.
  • Graduated from the Mendoza College of Business in May of 2019 with a degree in marketing. Will earn an accelerated MBA in May of 2020.