The Pflueger connection

Could 2015 Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei shooting guard Rex Pflueger follow in his brother's footsteps and commit to the USC basketball program?

2015 Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei shooting guard Rex Pflueger has been heating up over the summer months.

He really started turning heads at Pangos All-American Camp in June and now crowds of college coaches have been gathering around Pflueger's court during the July evaluation period to assess the skills of the FOX Sports NEXT three-star recruit.

He currently holds five offers, including Cal Poly, California-Irvine, USC, Boston College, and San Diego State.

While Pflueger remains steadfast that he has no favorites, he did say that one of the schools does "jump out" to him -- because his brother, Devon Pflueger, will be a freshman walkon. "Just because my brother is going to USC next year as a preferred walk-on so that kind of pushes me there," Pflueger told FOX Sports NEXT at Battle at the Beach. "I'm not saying they're a favorite, just definitely a school that jumps out at me."

Pflueger has taken two unofficial visits to USC. Once to check out the campus, another to meet with new head coach Andy Enfield. "[Enfield] just says he really likes my game and he's really interested and I just got to keep playing the way I am," Pflueger explained.

The 6-foot-6 175-pound shooting guard also said Enfield has a favorable system for the brand of basketball he wants to play at the next level, "The run and jump, just keep moving pass - shoot – get a shot off within 10-12 seconds and then just pressure defense. I love that style," Pflueger said.

Pflueger, who holds a 4.1 GPA, said he likes USC's a family setting, but adds that he also gets that same sense at the other schools who are recruiting him. He says he wants to major in business.

Pflueger has no immediate plans to narrow his list or name any favorites. He says there are no unofficials currently planned.

For now, the 2015 prospect is happy to continue to work on his game and go through the process. "My confidence on the court is getting better," he said. "I just had to get my confidence going and that's opened up other parts of my game like dribbling, passing, my IQ speaks for itself and then the shooting is just coming with my confidence."

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