He came on like gangbusters and now he’s going under the knife.
According to Charley Walters of the Pioneer Press, Gophers forward Charles Buggs while be undergoing knee surgery in two weeks. The surgery is small enough that Buggs is not expected to miss much practice time.
Buggs only played in 16 games in 2013-2014 under first year coach Richard Pitino. 2013-14 was Buggs’ freshman season, after redshirting the season before.
It took until February 8th for Charles Buggs to see Big Ten action when the Gophers beat Indiana. Buggs had appeared in four non-conference games before that.
Buggs jumped into the consciousness of Gophers fans when he exploded for 13 points against Iowa on February 25. He then appeared in every game for the Gophers during their run to the NIT Championship, but never scored more than four points.
Those four points came in the first round game of the NIT against High Point. Buggs did not score another point in the whole tournament for the Gophers. Buggs only received a single minute of playing time in the championship game against the Larry Brown lead Southern Methodist Mustangs.
Buggs might be a suitor for more playing time in 2014-2015 though. In a small sample size, Buggs is shooting .688 from the field including being 5-for-7 from behind the three-point arc.