Position: Point Guard
Hometown: Lima, Ohio
High School: Lima Sr. High School
Year: 2015 (JS Sr.)
Western Carolina has signed three student-athletes for the 2015-16 incoming class. We'll take a look at all three in the early signing class.
First up, Elijah Pughsley.
Elijah Pughsley is a 6-1 guard from Lima, Ohio. Pughsley is in his senior season at Lima Senior High School, he spent last season at Hughes High School in Cincinnati where he averaged 16 points and five assists per game. Pughsley set the school's record for 3-pointers in a season at 69.
Pughsley missed his sophomore season, but played as a freshman at Lima Shawnee where he was named second team All-Conference while averaging 11 points and two assists per game.
"Elijah is a very skilled guard who has the ability to play either the point or off guard positions," said Head Coach Larry Hunter. "Because of his excellent feel for the game and competitiveness, he has developed the ability to impact situations with his scoring, passing, defense, and rebounding. He is long and athletic and can score from behind the arc as well as off the dribble. He is passionate about the game and has good leadership skills."
"We are very excited about the three young men whom we have signed this fall to become a part of Western Carolina University and our basketball program starting in the fall of 2015," said Hunter.
"Our primary goals for this class were to add two talented scoring perimeter players and a versatile, athletic big. I am pleased with the hard work my staff continues to do in recruiting quality young people, good students, and talented basketball players to our basketball program."
Coach Hunter's quotes courtesy CatamountSports.com