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Newcastle Eagles have signed Rex Pflueger for his first season as a pro after five years at Notre Dame.
The 24-year-old is a California native, but also holds a British passport and was called up to the England Under-18s squad in 2013 – though did not make an appearance.
Pflueger played in 141 total games for the Fighting Irish for the most appearances in school history and follows in the footsteps of Scott Martin, who played in four seasons with the Eagles.
“I am truly excited to compete and hopefully be able to play in front of my extended family members out there whom many have not been able to see me play in person yet”, he said.
“Scott [Martin] has been an amazing resource during this decision process and I know he is always looking out for what is best for me”
“His experience with the team definitely facilitated towards my decision to join Newcastle, but I still believe the most prominent reason was for the chance to be closer to my English family and experience a culture that is part of my heritage.”
The Eagles saw American-British guard Rodney Glasgow depart to Iceland, while BBL Trophy final MVP CJ Gettys has signed in Japan with Pflueger joining ex-Worcester Wolves guard Cortez Edwards and British wing Louis Sayers as new additions alongside returning trio Rahmon Fletcher, Drew Lasker and Darius Defoe.
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