Rodney Purvis
Rodney  Purvis

RS Senior

Raleigh. N.C.

High School:
Upper Room Christian Academy

Last College:
North Carolina St.

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 205




UConn Wins Thriller Over Syracuse, 52-50

Christian Vital's pair of FTs with two seconds left sealed the Huskies' win


Huskies Square-Off with No. 22 Syracuse at MSG

93rd All-Time Meeting


Huskies Host the BU Terriers on Wednesday

Adams Scoring a Team-High 19.8 Points Per Game


UConn falls to No. 13 Oregon, 79-69, in Maui

Jalen Adams led the Huskies with 27 points.


Adams Leads UConn Past Chaminade, 93-82

Jalen Adams led the team with 25 points and 11 assists in win over the Silverswords.


UConn vs Syracuse

UConn vs Syracuse (photo by Stephen Slade)


UConn vs. Syracuse

Dec. 5, 2016


UConn 51, Boston University49

The Huskies defeat Boston U, on November 30, 2016.


UConnvs BU

UConn vs BU (photo by Stephen Slade)


UConn 93, Chaminade 82

Check out the USATSI Men's Basketball photo gallery from the game against Chaminade.

While at UConn: Has appeared in 69 games, starting 45, in two years at UConn after transferring from N.C. State... Has scored 845 points (12.2 ppg) and grabbed 159 rebounds (2.3 rpg) at UConn, to total 1,137 points (10.9 ppg) and 268 rebounds (2.6 rpg) for his college career... Led team in scoring (12.8 ppg) in 2015-16 and was second in three-pointers made (70)... 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). Named to the 2015 AAC Championship All-Tournament Team… Underwent left shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrium during his sit-out season of 2013-14… Summer, 2013: Invited to tryouts for USA Basketball U19 World Championship Team.

As a Redshirt Junior in 2015-16: Played in all 36 games for the Huskies, starting 21, and was team’s top scorer (12.8 ppg)... Led team in scoring in eight games and reached double figures 27 times... Tallied double-figure points in all three of the Huskies’ games at the Battle 4 Atlantis, including a tournament-best 13 points on 6-11 shooting vs. Michigan on Nov. 25.... Poured in a game-high 19 points on 7-of-13 shooting against Sacred Heart on Dec. 2... Scored a team-best 16 points in UConn’s five-point win over Texas on Dec. 29... Dropped a game-best 20 points in the Huskies’ win over Tulane on Jan. 2... Scored 17 points off the bench in a victory over Georgetown (Jan. 23)...  Tallied 34 points in UConn’s three wins at the 2016 American Athletic Conference championship.... Scored a team-best 36 points in the Huskies’ two-game NCAA Tournament run, including a team-best 19 in a win over Colorado (March 17).      

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 Redshirt Freshman in 2013-14: Sat out season due to NCAA transfer rule.

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).

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..

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.