staff, May 31, 2016

MINNESOTA ATHLETICS — University of Minnesota forward Charles Buggs, who completed his degree requirements and graduated earlier this month, has chosen to continue his playing career elsewhere, head coach Richard Pitino announced. Buggs will have one year of eligibility remaining as he pursues a graduate degree.

?It has been a pleasure to coach Charles over the past three years and see his continued development and growth as a basketball player and a person,? Pitino said. ?Charles has always represented the University with class and I am especially proud of him graduating. He has a bright future in basketball and life ahead of him, and will no doubt find success wherever he goes.?

"I want to take the time to thank everyone including our coaching staff, and especially Minnesota fans for their support and efforts throughout my time here,? said Buggs. ?Being part of the University of Minnesota athletic program, I was able to not only make friends but formulate a new family that helped me grow as an athlete and a person. I will always support the University and Minnesota and hope to get the opportunity to give back to the school and the athletic program as much as it has given me."

The 6-9 native of Arlington, Texas played three years on the court in Maroon and Gold, after redshirting his freshman season.