Rodney  Purvis
    44 Rodney Purvis
    RS Sophomore

    Raleigh. N.C.

    High School:
    Upper Room Christian Academy

    Last College:
    North Carolina St.

    Height / Weight:
    6-4 / 205




    UConn Falls Short to Arizona State in 1st round, 68-61

    Rodney Purvis led the Huskies with 19 points.


    Boatright's Buzzer-Beater Lifts UConn Over Cincinnati, 57-54

    UConn faces Tulsa in the Conference Semifinals on Saturday on 5 p.m.


    UConn Cruises Past South Florida, 69-43

    The Huskies will face Cincinnati in the Conference Quarterfinals on Friday (9 p.m.)


    Purvis Scores 28 To Lead UConn To 81-73 Upset Over No. 21 SMU

    Sunday marked the first win over a ranked opponent for UConn this year


    Boatright Leads UConn Past ECU, 60-49

    The senior guard finished with a game-high 16 points


    UConn vs Arizona State

    UConn vs Arizona State NIT (photo by Stephen Slade)


    UConn vs SMU AAC Championship

    UConn vs SMU AAC Championship Game (photo by Stephen Slade)


    UConn vs Tulsa

    UConn vs Tulsa AAC Tournament (photo by Stephen Slade)


    UConn vs Cincinnati AAC Tournament

    UConn vs Cincinnati AAC Tournament (photo by Stephen Slade)


    UConn vs USF AAC Tournament

    UConn vs USF AAC Tournament (photo by Stephen Slade)

    While at UConn: Averaged 11.6 points and 2.4 rebounds in his first season with the Huskies this past year... Led all UConn players with 17.8 points per game in the postseason as a redshirt sophomore, and tallied a career-high 29 points in the 2015 American Athletic Championship against SMU (3/15)… Sat out the 2013-14 season as a transfer from North Carolina State… He was able to practice with the Huskies, and he did so until undergoing left shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum in mid-December… Resumed on-court activities in the spring of 2014… Summer, 2013: Invited to tryouts for USA Basketball U19 World Championship Team.

    As a Redshirt Sophomore in 2014-15: Saw time in 33 games for UConn, starting 24 of them... Ranked second on the team in points per game (11.6) and 3-pointers (54) and grabbed 2.4 rebounds per contest... Earned a spot on the Conference All-Tournament Team after averaging a team-best 17.5 points per game during the tournament... Averaged a team-high 17.8 points per game in the postseason... Scored a career-high 29 points in the American Athletic Championship game against No. 20 SMU (3/15), connecting a career-best 11 field goals and five 3-pointers... Converted a career-best eight free throws on a career-high 12 attempts against USF (1/25)...Tallied a career-best five steals in the first round of the NIT against Arizona State (3/18)... Finished third on the team in steals (27)… Named the American Athletic Conference Player of the Week (3/2) after scoring 28 points against the Mustangs.

    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 (2/27/13). Scored 7 points and grabbed 2 rebounds against UConn in the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden (12/4/12). 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... Wears No. 44 in honor of good friend Detrique Baker, who passed away prematurely.