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Goodbye, Rodney Purvis

The flirtation with Rodney Purvis has apparently ended.  According to Jody Demling, Rodney Purvis is no longer considering a basketball future at Kentucky.  Purvis also eliminated Louisville, so at least there’s that.  Purvis now lists Missouri, NC State and Duke as his final three schools, meaning he’s most likely not interested in the NBA Draft lottery*.  To each his own, I suppose.

*Kyrie Irving = blind squirrel finding a nut

Article written by Thomas Beisner

21 Comments for Goodbye, Rodney Purvis



  1. JackFlint
    2:32 pm June 17, 2011 Permalink

    Isn’t Duke going to have the number one pick in the draft this year?



  2. Red
    2:33 pm June 17, 2011 Permalink

    So not a Duke fan but come on man. What you can’t be a lottery pick playing at another school…..Kyrie Irving?



  3. Don
    2:35 pm June 17, 2011 Permalink

    He doesn’t have the grades does he?



  4. TheVig
    2:37 pm June 17, 2011 Permalink

    Does Duke still have some of Laettner’s pampers they can cradle Rodney in while he adjusts to life as a court jester in the padded halls of Durham.



  5. I hate Duke
    2:40 pm June 17, 2011 Permalink

    He realized one of two things. 1. He’s really not good enough to play at UK. 2. He doesn’t have the work ethic to play at UK. Either way, he just couldn’t cut it.



  6. Tom Handy
    2:40 pm June 17, 2011 Permalink

    #2 You can be a lottery pick but I honestly believe Cal elevates his players to higher draft status than they would have been at if at some other university. Just being one of his players and a part of his system makes a difference. Really this aspect of his coaching is way too overlooked by the media in their pursuit of “Cal Bashing”….



  7. Maddman1
    2:47 pm June 17, 2011 Permalink

    I bet he comes back to realize that UK is the best fit for him to go to the NBA. I give him a couple of weeks and UK is on his list!



  8. Art VAndalay
    2:48 pm June 17, 2011 Permalink

    Check the kids twitter feed and you’ll be glad we are parting ways.

    Some little HS girl has a solid grip on his onions. He tweets all day and night about how he and his chick will be together forever and how much he loves her, then 15 minutes later how he hates her etc….

    I cannot imagine this kid can handle the pressure at UK and there’s no chance he leaves his home state.

    CJ Leslie, Part Deux.



  9. SagaciousMind
    2:48 pm June 17, 2011 Permalink

    Purvis doesnt want to play and compete with the best obviously. And if that’s his attitude, dont want him. UK never officially offered him anyway did they? Besides, we have Harrow for 2012, and maybe Teague. Your loss Purvis!



  10. Art Vandalay
    2:53 pm June 17, 2011 Permalink

    and before you start bitching at me……I do realize he’s young etc….

    but I’ve never seen a kid that really doesn’t seem to “get it” and understand the position he’s in like this kid and consequently I’m positive he’s not equipped to deal with the pressure associated with being one of Cal’s point guards.



  11. SexnNursinHomes
    3:00 pm June 17, 2011 Permalink

    3- Don, Purvis makes kids in special ed classes look smart. Guess Duke will use the Sean Dockery way of enrolling him.



  12. Jorts the BWK
    3:05 pm June 17, 2011 Permalink

    Shame, would have been a good pick up.

    At least we can quit following him on Twitter, which is almost worth it.



  13. Don
    3:09 pm June 17, 2011 Permalink

    He woul have been a nice pick-up, but



  14. tyrus
    3:09 pm June 17, 2011 Permalink

    10- Interesting. You could be spot on especially about leaving his home state with his type of thought process right now.



  15. Don
    3:10 pm June 17, 2011 Permalink

    …I’m definitely not upset at all. Harrow in the system for a year of practice time, on top of his talent level already is definitely at or above the same level Purvis would bring in.

    It’s all good!



  16. Marcus L. Owens
    3:26 pm June 17, 2011 Permalink

    First he signs with Louisville now this, how interested in UK was he in the first place? NCSU and Mizzou wont make much noise withe this kid but Duke may need him to stay relevant. One would think Rivers is one and done and Purvis fits the mold they like; 6’2 – 6’3 combo guard that can start the offense / play some point. Jason Williams, William Avery, Daniel Ewing, Nolan Smith, Austin Rivers. He could be a lotto at Duke the other 2 schools I doubt it.



  17. Marcus L. Owens
    3:35 pm June 17, 2011 Permalink

    ?



  18. Marcus L. Owens
    4:15 pm June 17, 2011 Permalink

    Good luck RP.



  19. hypocrisy
    4:16 pm June 17, 2011 Permalink

    ATTN BBN: ESPN Poll on todays headline NCAA BBall page. In SportsNation Poll lower left. Involves opinion of NCAA forcing UK to alter Cal’s win total. http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/



  20. Rednecks
    6:43 pm June 17, 2011 Permalink

    i wish Cal wouldn’t have whiffed again in the 2012 class



  21. coldspringmike
    9:13 pm June 17, 2011 Permalink

    We been whiffing alot on 2012 kids, somebody cheer me up and tell me we’ll be good in 12′