Predicting Purvis? Not so fast.

1 Aug

By Brian Flinn
National Hoops Report

ORLANDO – Rodney Purvis is just what you would expect from the top shooting guard in the nation for the class of 2012. He is long, quick, can hit the outside shot and gets into the lane with ease. He is also a major reason that his CP3 squad continues to advance through the field at AAU Nationals. 

A one-time Louisville commit, Purvis de-committed  after assistant coach Tim Fuller left the Big East school in order to join Frank Haith’s staff at Missouri.

“Coach Fuller leaving was just one of the reasons why I decided to open my recruitment back up,” Purvis said. “There were some other things I had going on and I wanted to step back and evaluate where I was at.”

With Fuller at Mizzou and Haith having a reputation for mining the state of North Carolina for talent, it was easy to see that Purvis would be one of the Tigers top targets this summer.

At the same time Mark Gottfried took the job at N.C. State this summer and is in charge of turning around the Wolfpack. He has made landing Purvis one of his top priorities. N.C. State talented point guard Tyler Lewis and small forward Torian Graham, who plays with Purvis on CP3, already locked up.

Now Gottfried and staff are making a serious run to get Purvis to stay at home and suit up for the Pack. While Purvis acknowledges that Mizzou and N.C. State are on him the hardest, he says that he’s not sure who will make his final list.

Purvis also might be considering Duke, but there is some uncertainty there as well. All in all Purvis is just going through his recruiting process slowly, trying to find the right school this time,

“I want to be somewhere that people are going to support me and make me a better player and person.” he said.

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