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    Rodney Purvis
    44 Rodney Purvis
    Class:
    RS Sophomore

    Hometown:
    Raleigh. N.C.

    High School:
    Upper Room Christian Academy

    Last College:
    North Carolina St.

    Height / Weight:
    6-4 / 205

    Position:
    Guard

    Birthdate:
    02/14/1994

    10/18/2013

    UConn Celebrates First Night

    Team Geno Triumphs Over Team Kevin, 51-49

    10/18/2013

    UConn Celebrates First Night

    Team Geno Triumphs Over Team Kevin, 51-49

    10/10/2013

    UConn Announces Teams for First Night

    First 2,500 Fans in Attendance Will Receive a Free Team Geno or Team Kevin T-Shirt

    10/10/2013

    UConn Announces Teams for First Night

    First 2,500 Fans in Attendance Will Receive a Free Team Geno or Team Kevin T-Shirt

    While at UConn: 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. He was able to participate in team activities and sit on the bench during home games. Resumed on-court activities in the spring of 2014. He enters the 2014-15 season with three years of eligibility remaining. Summer, 2013: Invited to tryouts for USA Basketball U19 World Championship Team.
    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.
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