Senior shooting guard Rex Pflueger of Mater Dei High School announced his final five commitment choices on Wednesday, and San Diego State University made the list. His top five universities, in no particular order, are as follows; Cal, Notre Dame, San Diego State, Texas A&M and Washington State. Pflueger would join Jeremy Hensley as SDSU's second verbally committed player of the 2015 class.
The 6'5" 180 pound two-guard averaged 12 points, five rebounds, and 4.5 assists in his junior campaign, earning first-team All CIF Open Division, first-team All-Trinity League, and second-team All-county honors. Pflueger also played for the Compton Magic of the AAU following the likes of Aztec Nation's own Xavier Thames of the Brooklyn Nets and former Baylor star, Isaiah Austin.
With enough length to rise above defenders, Pflueger utilizes vertical space to create high efficiency mid-range scoring chances. He has good instincts finishing in the paint and can draw fouls, which are some skills that you'd like to see in a player his size. His length also makes him a decent defender at the high school level (averaged 2 steals and a block per game last season).
As it stands now, Pflueger would be fighting alongside Jeremy Hemsley for shooting guard minutes behind current Aztecs Matt Shrigley and Trey Kell. In order to make noise with SDSU as a freshmen, Pfluger's game from distance must be on par with his shooting guard counterparts, as he will be competing with a couple of dead-eyed shooters. He has great potential as perimeter threat seeing as how he still has another high school season to develop.
Above average passing ability could also give him a reasonable shot at contending for back-up minutes at the point guard position. Keep in mind that current backup point guard D'Erryl Williams didn't see considerable playing time in the 2013-2014 season, and incoming freshman Kevin Zabo has yet to squeak his sneakers on the floor of Viejas Arena.
A knack for finding teammates in the paint while attacking the rim could make Pflueger a scary weapon when mixed in with the Aztec's forward heavy 2015-2016 roster. Catch a couple of his behind the back passes from his highlight reel and you can just imagine what Shepard, Spencer, or Chol might do on the receiving end.
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