Top 10 Recruit Considering Duke

Last week Rodney Purvis de-committed from Louisville and has said that Duke, along with Kentucky, NC State and Louisville are among the schools he is looking into.

The high school junior guard de-committed after the Louisville assistant who recruited him, Tim Fuller, joined Frank Haith’s staff in Missouri.

“I had built a very good relationship with Coach Fuller during the recruiting process,” Purvis said. “With the coaching changes at Louisville, I was going to have to start building new relationships with the staff.”

“My family and I talked it over and decided that if I was starting to build a new relationship that I should consider other schools as well.”

The 6-foot-4 guard from Raleigh’s Upper Room Christian Academy averaged 25.4 points per game last season for a team made up mostly of freshmen and sophomores.

Upper Room coach Avie Lester said Purvis “emphasized to me that he has never said that he would not go to Louisville.”

“My family and I talked it over and decided that if I was starting to build a new relationship that I should consider other schools as well.”

This is good news for Duke as Purvis (#1 SG on ESPN.com) would be a great addition to Rasheed Sulaimon in the 2012-13 Duke incoming class.

The two shooting guards would be needed in the future, with Austin Rivers most likely a one-and-doner, Seth Curry and Andre Dawkins seniors that season, someone will need to pick up the slack going forward.

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