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.