North Carolina State Transfer Rodney Purvis is Headed to UConn

Rob Kinnan-USA Today Sports

According to a number of reports circulating out on Friday afternoon, North Carolina State transfer Rodney Purvis has made the decision to attend UConn.

Purvis, a freshman this past season for the Wofpack, had instantly been rumored to be considering the Huskies the second that he made the decision to leave Raleigh. His decision on Friday makes those assumptions accurate.

Purvis averaged 8.3 points and 2.4 rebounds this past season at North Carolina State and was a starter in the back court for head coach Mark Gottfried. The Wolfpack now face the difficulty of replacing not just Purvis, but all five starters. Lorenzo Brown and C.J. Leslie are entering the 2013 NBA Draft, while both Scott Wood and Richard Howell are graduating.

As for Purvis, the future does still look bright for the 6-foot-3 guard.

Purvis, who will likely have to sit out the 2013-14 season per NCAA rules, will join a loaded back court for head coach Kevin Ollie. While Shabazz Napier, who will be a senior, will be gone by the time Purvis will be eligible, he will join both Ryan Boatright and Omar Calhoun considering they are still on campus by the time the 2014-15 season arrives.

Purvis was a former top prospect coming out of high school. He struggled down the stretch this past season, scoring in double figures only twice in the last 12 games for the Wolfpack.

Purvis is an original native of Raleigh, North Carolina.

 

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