Saturday, June 18, 2011

Rodney Purvis Down to Three

Rodney Purvis, a 2012 standout at Upper Room Christian Academy has been a high major hoops prospect since middle school. Purvis stands at 6'4'' with the ability to play both positions in the backcourt.

His ability to run in transition, make plays, slash and ultimately, live in the paint has many modeling his game after NBA star Dwyane Wade.

For the most part of his junior year, Purvis gave his verbal pledge to Louisville but after the departure of Tim Fuller he opted to re-open his recruitment and explore his options.

He had kept Kentucky and Louisville amongst his top but when it came to narrowing it down to three, neither school made the list.

Purvis recently trimmed his list to Duke, Missouri and North Carolina State. Louisville's addition of Kevin Ware and Kentucky addition of Ryan Harrow was the reason named for both programs not making his top three.

Assistant Tim Fuller, who did a stellar job in luring Purvis to Louisville is now stationed at Mizzou and it's no surprise that the Tigers made his final three.

Neither is Duke or NC State. Duke has always been considered the favorite but coach Mark Gottfried has made Purvis a priority and with Tyler Lewis and Torian Graham, the Wolfpack are just as appealing as the other two programs.

With the whole summer and senior year ahead, Purvis is expected to take his time on making a decision.

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