PROVIDENCE – After averaging 18.0 points per game in a two-win week, UConn men’s basketball guard Rodney Purvis (Raleigh, N.C.) was selected as the American Athletic Conference Player of the Week, as announced by the league on Monday afternoon.
Purvis scored a team-high 16 points on 7-of-12 shooting from the field to go along with five rebounds in the Huskies’ 71-66 win over Texas on Dec. 29, before following up the performance with his third 20-point game of the season against Tulane on Saturday in the squad’s American Athletic Conference opener.
Through 13 games, the guard is averaging a team-best 15.6 points per game and ranks third in The American with a .514 field goal percentage. Additionally, he is shooting 47.1 from long range and has dished out 32 assists.
The redshirt-junior is the second Husky to earn the weekly accolade this season, after sophomore standout Daniel Hamilton (Los Angeles, Calif.) picked up the honor a week ago.
Purvis and the Huskies continue league play on Tuesday, Jan. 5 when they host Temple at the XL Center at 8 p.m. For a full game preview, please CLICK HERE.