UConn vs USF AAC Tournament (photo by Stephen Slade)
While at UConn: Played his first season at UConn in 2014-15 after sitting out the 2013-14 season following his transfer from North Carolina State... Scored 384 points for UConn, averaging 11.6 points and 2.4 rebounds, giving him 676 points in 68 games in his college career... Led all UConn players with 17.8 points per game in the postseason... Named to the All-Tournament Team of the 2015 American Athletic Conference Championship... Underwent left shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum in mid-December of his redshirt year of 2013-14. 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, including the last 13... 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... 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 SMU.
As a Redshirt Freshman in 2013-14: Sat out season as per NCAA transfer rules.
As a Freshman in 2012-13 (at North Carolina State): 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.