Erik Buggs

#15 Erik Buggs

POS. G
HT. 5'11"
WT. 160
YR. 5th/Sr.
HOMETOWN Memphis, Tenn.
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL) Mitchell

2011-12: One of two players to start all 34 games for the Brown and Gold … led the Crusaders with 103 assists … finished tenth in the Horizon League averaging three per game … boasted seventh best assist to turnover ratio (1.4) in the Horizon League … added 40 steals (1.2/game), placing him tenth in the Horizon League …scored six points and snatched five rebounds in season-opening loss to Arizona (Nov. 7) … posted nine points and two steals against Georgia Southern (Nov. 11) … added six points and five rebounds against IU-Kokomo (Nov. 19) … registered a season-high 13 points in overtime triumph against Butler (Dec. 3) … contributed five rebounds, a season-high six assists and three steals versus Northern Illinois (Dec. 20) … tallied 12 points and four assists against Milwaukee (Dec. 29) … hit game-winning coast-to-coast layup at the buzzer to clip Detroit 73-71 (Jan. 6) … matched a season high with six assists against Youngstown State … (Jan. 13) …  posted six rebounds and five assists at Loyola (Jan. 19) … eight points and a season-high seven rebounds at Cleveland State (Feb. 9) … scored nine points in regular season finale against Butler (Feb. 24) … produced 11 points and three rebounds in win against Butler in semifinal action of the Horizon League Championships (March 3).

2010-11: Appeared in all 35 games as a redshirt sophomore for the Crusaders, starting 34 times ... averaged 2.8 points, 2.4 rebounds and a team-best 3.1 assists per game … ranked ninth in the Horizon League in assists and fifth in assist/turnover ratio (1.88) … tied for team-high honors with six assists and grabbed four rebounds in season opener Nov. 12 against IU Northwest ... pulled down six rebounds and handed out five assists in win over PNC Nov. 18 ... hit first three field goals of season in seven-point effort in win over Texas A&M-CC Nov. 27 ... handed out 12 assists over Lou Henson Award Tournament Dec. 20-21 ... dished out five helpers in win over Eastern Michigan ... set new season high with seven assists in championship game at Oakland Dec. 21 ... also matched season high with seven points against the Grizzlies ... grabbed a career-best eight rebounds in win over Ball State Dec. 28, leading all players ... chipped in season-best seven points and four assists as well against the Cardinals ... matched season high with seven points at Youngstown State in Feb. 5 win ... also grabbed five rebounds against the Penguins while not committing a turnover ... registered six assists against no turnovers in 32 minutes Feb. 21 at Green Bay ... matched season high with seven points and handed out six assists in Feb. 26 win against UIC ... scored all seven of his points in first half of HL quarterfinal win over Detroit Mar. 4 ... added five assists while committing just one turnover against the Titans ... scored season-best eight points in HL semifinal Mar. 5 at Milwaukee while also chipping in four assists.

2009-10: Played in just six games in 2009-2010 for the Crusaders before shutting down for the season due to injury ... awarded a medical redshirt and has three years of eligibility remaining ... scored season-high five points against IU South Bend Nov. 19 ... also came up with three assists and two steals versus IUSB ... grabbed season-best three rebounds in start against Arkansas-Fort Smith Nov. 29 ... tallied four assists versus Troy Nov. 28.

2008-09: Appeared in 29 games for the Crusaders during his freshman campaign ... started 23 times, including each of the first eight games of his career ... kicked off career with three straight double-figure scoring efforts, the first Crusader to do so in over a decade ... opened season with 13-point effort on 6-of-10 shooting in win over Marian Nov. 15 ... scored 11 points, including season-best four free throws, in victory over UCF Nov. 18 ... also registered three steals in win over the Knights ... led Valpo with season-best 16 points against San Diego Nov. 21 ... hit 6-of-10 shots from the field and 3-of-4 from behind the 3-point arc against the Toreros ... posted season-high eight assists Dec. 22 at UCF ... scored ten points on 4-of-5 shooting and hit both of his 3-point attempts in victory over North Park Dec. 30 ... also dished out five assists against the Vikings ... connected on 6-of-10 shots from the field for 14 points in win over Milwaukee Jan. 22 ... also pulled down a season-high seven rebounds versus the Panthers ... handed out five assists at Detroit Feb. 7 ... came up with three steals in winning effort against Loyola Feb. 13 ... hit all three of his shots from the field, scoring ten points and also tallying three steals against Youngstown State Feb. 28.

Prep: Earned four letters in basketball, playing senior season at Mitchell after spending first three years at White Station H.S. ... a McDonald’s All-American nominee ... earned All-State honors as a senior ... also was a Tennessee All-Star and Memphis All-Star selection during season at Mitchell ... helped Tigers to berth in state championship game with a 30-5 record ... named region MVP as a junior while playing for White Station ... earned All-District 16 and All-Region 16 AA honors in each of his four seasons of varsity basketball ... team captain as a senior ... also ran track and field and played football ... earned First Tennessee Academic All-Star accolades ... a member of National Honor Society.

Personal:
Erik is the son of Steven and Katheryn Buggs ... has one daughter, Kyleigh ... major is sports management ... born January 30, 1990.