2004-05: Opened the season in standout fashion, hitting the go-ahead basket with 1:13 to play in UMBC’s win over Navy...tied his career high with 11 points and recorded a career best 3 three-point goals...suffered a sprained ankle early in the second half of that game and did not dress at Villanova...played just 1 minute vs. JMU...started vs. Towson, but re-injured the ankle and DNP in the second half...just 5/27 from the floor in a nine-game stretch, but rebounded and was 5/10 from the field in a pair of home wins vs. Albany (January 19) and Binghamton (January 22)...hit 3 of 5 trifectas on road trip to Maine/UNH...scored in double figures for the first time since opener with 10 points (4/5 fg) vs. Vermont on February 2...did not start for the first time since 12/18/04 (15 games) at Binghamton (February 16) and came off the bench (Hodges started) the rest of the way... capped season by hitting all 4 field goal attempts (11 points, 19 minutes) in America East semifinal loss to Vermont (March 5)...finished the season with an assist-to-turnover ratio of +2.13...has a career ratio of +1.83.
2003-04: Teamed with Gogerty to form a backcourt which averaged less than three turnovers per game...finished sixth in the league in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.66)...his ratio was better than 2:1 in league games (45 assists/22 turnovers), and he placed fourth in that category in AEC affairs...started all 28 games and averaged nearly 28 minutes played per game...finished the year with 29 assists and just 9 turnovers in his last seven contests...appears poised to pick up his scoring after a year of getting used to the physical style of Division I basketball...hit 34 of 42 free throws on the campaign, but did not get to the line in 14 games in ‘03-’04...hit just 10 of his first 47 shots from the floor...played a season-high 40 minutes vs. Santa Clara and recorded 5 assists and 0 turnovers...notched season bests in scoring and rebounds with 11 points and 7 boards vs. Boston University, and brought UMBC to within one point of the regular season champs with a flurry of baskets early in the second half...recorded a season best 4 steals in an early February win over Stony Brook...dished out a season high 8 assists and added 8 points in a late season effort vs. UNH...hit a yearly high 2 trifectas vs. the Wildcats.
Background: Led Oxon Hill High School to a 4A state championship last season…in the title game, he scored 16 points and added 5 assists, 4 rebounds and a pair of steals…averaged 9.2 points per game and hit 77% of his free throws last season…named to The Washington Post All Metro squad and to its 4A All League Team… also earned First Team All County recognition from The Prince George's Journal and The Gazette and Second Team All Maryland honors from DCHoops.com…also considered Colgate, Air Force, Coastal Carolina, Lafayette, and Iowa State, but chose UMBC because it had "the best combination of academics and athletics"…plans to major in Information Systems and would like to be a computer programmer…a fan of NBA point guards Jason Kidd and Mike Bibby…has two younger siblings, Cameron, and Camal, 16…Christopher Lee Pugh is the son of Carolyn and Charles Pugh…born April 1, 1985.
Points: 11, 3x, latest vs. Vermont, 3-5-05
Rebounds: 7 vs. Boston University, 1-14-04
Assists: 8 vs. UNH, 2-18-04
FG Made: 4, 5x, latest vs. Vermont, 2-2-05
FT Made: 7 at Towson, 12-13-03
Steals: 4, 2x, latest at Delaware, 12-29-04
3-pt. FG: 3 vs. Navy, 11-19-04
Minutes: 40 at Santa Clara, 12-22-03