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Elijah Pughsley
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Elijah  Pughsley

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Lima, Ohio

High School:
Lima Senior HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 170

Position:
G


02/21/2017

Western Carolina Hits the Road for the Final Time Wednesday

WCu will face The Citadel at 7 pm Wednesday night

02/01/2017

Men's Basketball Visits Samford Thursday Night

The Catamounts and Bulldogs tip-off in Birmingham Thursday night at 8 pm

01/28/2017

Catamounts Trip Terriers At Home, 68-62

WCU placed three scorers in double-figures led by Devin Peterson

01/27/2017

Men's Basketball Returns Home Saturday against Wofford

WCU and Wofford tip at 7 pm Saturday night

01/24/2017

Men's Basketball Travels to Greenville for Wednesday Night Clash

WCU and Furman will tip-off at 7 pm Wednesday Night

01/28/2017

Western Carolina versus Wofford

Western Carolina versus Wofford

01/21/2017

Western Carolina versus Mercer

Western Carolina versus Mercer

01/19/2017

Western Carolina versus The Citadel

Western Carolina versus The Citadel

11/21/2016

Western Carolina vs. Ohio State

Nov. 21, 2016

11/16/2016

WCU vs North Carolina Central

WCU vs North Carolina Central

Single-Game Highs
Points: 26, The Citadel -- 01/21/16
Rebounds: 4, 4 times
Assists: 5, Hiwassee -- 11/24/15
Steals: 4, at Furman -- 01/28/16
Blocks: 1, Mercer -- 01/24/16
FG made: 8, The Citadel -- 01/21/16
FG attempts: 18, The Citadel -- 01/21/16
3FG made: 7, The Citadel -- 01/21/16
3FG attempts: 16, The Citadel -- 01/21/16
FT made: 6, ETSU -- 01/02/16
FT attempts: 7, The Citadel -- 01/21/16

Career Statistics

All-Time Rankings and Stats

2015-16 (Freshman): Made 26 appearances including five starts ... Made first career start versus VMI (01/09) at home ... Finished fifth on the team in scoring at 9.2 points per game ... Scored in double-figures 10 times including a career-high 26 points against The Citadel (01/21) ... Best shooting percentage came at Cincinnati (11/13) where he went 5-of-8 from the field including 5-of-7 from 3-point range ... Drained 54 3-pointers to finish second on the team ... Had two or more 3-pointers in a game 12 times including a career-high seven against The Citadel (01/21) ... Had five 3-pointers on four separate occasions including against Cincinnati (11/13), UNC Asheville (11/15), Illinois (12/05) and Mercer (01/24) ... Finished shooting 34.0 percent from the field, 36.5 percent from three and 72.6 percent at the free throw line ... Led the team in scoring against Warren Wilson (12/03) and The Citadel (01/21) ... Picked up 25 steals including a career-high four at Furman (01/28) ... Dished out 36 assists including a career-best five versus Hiwassee (11/24) ... Blocked first career shot against Mercer (01/24) ... Compiled 44 rebounds while collecting a career-high four, four times including versus Hiwassee (11/24), at South Carolina (11/30), versus Mars Hill (12/30) and at Wofford (01/30) ... Became the first freshman since Trey Sumler to score double-figures in the season opener of their freshman year with 18 against Cincinnati (11/13) ... The last true freshman to score double-figures in their first game came during the 2006-07 season when Nick Aldridge scored 17 points at UNC Asheville on Nov. 14, 2006, Trey Sumler was a redshirt-freshman in 2010 when he achieved the feat ... Dating back to the 2000-01 season, scored the most points by a freshman in a season opener.

Prior to Western Carolina: Spent his senior season at Lima Senior High School ... Averaged 17.7 points, 6.7 assists and 6.3 rebounds per game ... LSHS finished with a 25-4 record after falling in the regional finals ... Named first team All-League ... Was a second team All-State selection ... Received the Mr. Spartan Award ... Played his junior season at Hughes High School in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he averaged 17.3 points and 3.7 assists per game while leading the team to a 19-6 record ... Was an honorable mention Cincinnati Metro Athletic All-Conference selection ... Named first team All-League ... Was honorable mention All-State ... Set the HHS program record for 3-pointers in a season with 69 ... Missed his sophomore season, but played as a freshman at Lima Shawnee ... Named second team All-Conference while averaging 11.9 points and 4.0 assists per game.

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