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Elijah Pughsley

Elijah  Pughsley


Lima, Ohio

High School:
Lima Senior HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 170



Western Carolina Hits the Road for the Final Time Wednesday

WCu will face The Citadel at 7 pm Wednesday night


Men's Basketball Visits Samford Thursday Night

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


Catamounts Trip Terriers At Home, 68-62

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


Men's Basketball Returns Home Saturday against Wofford

WCU and Wofford tip at 7 pm Saturday night


Men's Basketball Travels to Greenville for Wednesday Night Clash

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


Western Carolina versus Wofford

Western Carolina versus Wofford


Western Carolina versus Mercer

Western Carolina versus Mercer


Western Carolina versus The Citadel

Western Carolina versus The Citadel


Western Carolina vs. Ohio State

Nov. 21, 2016


WCU vs North Carolina Central

WCU vs North Carolina Central

Single-Game Highs
Points: 28, The Citadel -- 01/19/17
Rebounds: 6, at VMI -- 01/12/17
Assists: 5, at VMI -- 01/12/17; Hiwassee -- 11/24/15
Steals: 4, at Furman -- 01/28/16
Blocks: 1, Furman -- 02/15/17; Mercer -- 01/24/16
FG made: 8, The Citadel -- 01/19/17; 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, The Citadel -- 01/19/17; ETSU -- 01/02/16
FT attempts: 9, The Citadel -- 01/19/17

Career Statistics

All-Time Rankings and Stats

2016-17 (Sophomore): Competed in 28 of WCU’s 32 games on the season while making six starts … Started the season opener at Miami (11/11) … Scored in double-figures seven times … Led the team and scored a career-high 28 points in the win over The Citadel (01/19) … Scored 183 points on the season … Knocked down 37 3-pointers including a season-high six versus The Citadel (01/19) … Dished out 47 assists including tying a career-high with five against VMI (01/12) … Collected a career-high six rebounds at VMI (01/12) … Started five-straight games from Dec. 3 to Dec. 22.

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.

Career Statistics