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While at UConn: Sat out the 2013-14 season as a transfer from North Carolina State. As per NCAA rules, he was not able to practice with the Huskies, participate in team activities, and sit on the bench during home games, but was not allowed to travel with the team on the road. He has three seasons of eligibility remaining, beginning in 2014-15. Invited to tryouts for USA Basketball U19 World Championship Team in 2013.
As a Freshman at N.C. State in 2012-13: Appeared in 35 games as a freshman for the Wolfpack, starting 23 and averaged 25.5 minutes, 8.3 points, 2.4 rebounds per game, shooting 44.2 percent overall and 38.5 percent from three-point range. Named ACC Rookie of the Week on Nov. 12. Scored a season-high 21 against Boston College (Feb. 27). Scored 7 points and grabbed 2 rebounds against UConn in the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden (Dec. 4). Helped N.C. State post a 24-11 record and earn a berth in the NCAA Tournament.
Before college: Attended Upper Room Christian Academy, playing under coach Avie Lester... Named 2012 North Carolina Gatorade Player of the Year, McDonald's All-American (15 points, 3 assists in McD's All-American Game), AP North Carolina Men's Prep Player of the Year... Member of USA Basketball U18 team that won gold at FIBA Americas Championships... Co-MVP of the Jordan Brand Classic... Rated by Rivals.com as No. 6 player nationally, No. 15 by Scout.com, and No. 16 by ESPN.com.
Personal Information: Rodney Purvis... Born Feb. 14, 1994... Son of Shanda McNair.