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Rodney Purvis to transfer from NC State

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According to The Charlotte Observer, Rodney Purvis will transfer from NC State. The point guard averaged 8.3 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game for the Wolfpack last season. Purvis, considered the best point guard in the 2012 class at the time, was interested in Kentucky until Ryan Harrow decided to transfer in.

Whether or not Cal is interested in bringing Purvis in remains to be seen, but it may be worth noting that Purvis and Julius Randle are best friends. Jeff Goodman is reporting that UConn is expected to be in the mix for his services.

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35 Comments for Rodney Purvis to transfer from NC State



  1. SeoulCat
    2:46 pm April 1, 2013 Permalink

    Another NC State PG transfer?!



  2. tuxedo park
    2:47 pm April 1, 2013 Permalink

    we’ve tried enough wolfpack transfers, thank you.



  3. jwill
    2:47 pm April 1, 2013 Permalink

    that would put us way over salary cap,sorry purvis



  4. SexnNursinHomes
    2:47 pm April 1, 2013 Permalink

    Gottfried’s spray tan strikes again.



  5. Dave
    2:48 pm April 1, 2013 Permalink

    Wasn’t there an issue between his “mentor” Brian Clifton and Cal? No thanks



  6. Smart person
    2:49 pm April 1, 2013 Permalink

    A pg with very few assists is not a true PG.



  7. William Braskey
    2:53 pm April 1, 2013 Permalink

    8.3 points, 2.4 rebs, 1.3 assists Purvis 2012-2013 stats
    9.3 points, 1.9 rebs, 3.3 assists Harrow 1010-2011 stats

    Hmm, I don’t think so…………..



  8. NAh
    2:53 pm April 1, 2013 Permalink

    Not sure we need him now. He could be Harrison’s backup. But, what I really wish is that we’d had Purvis at the point last year instead of Harrow; too late you missed your chance Rodney.



  9. William Braskey
    2:54 pm April 1, 2013 Permalink

    8) Harrison will be gone by the time Purvis is eligible



  10. Ksu
    2:54 pm April 1, 2013 Permalink

    Oh hell no!!!



  11. Tubby Smith
    3:01 pm April 1, 2013 Permalink

    I’m going to Texas Tech!



  12. Cookbook
    3:02 pm April 1, 2013 Permalink

    We already have the necessary ingredients for domination in 2014. I’ll trust Cal to take care of 2015 and beyond. thanks KSR for letting your readers know who’s out there. Makes for better chit-chat.



  13. ryan lacy
    3:02 pm April 1, 2013 Permalink

    nope. Pick up Hawkins as a back up!!!!!



  14. Han
    3:16 pm April 1, 2013 Permalink

    Only if he can’t get Hawkins, I think.



  15. Jason
    3:22 pm April 1, 2013 Permalink

    Stop me if I’ve already heard this one…



  16. josh
    3:23 pm April 1, 2013 Permalink

    Not again!!



  17. Jen
    3:25 pm April 1, 2013 Permalink

    Didn’t we just have two former NC State guards? Of course Purvis is a different player, but perhaps fate was telling us something.



  18. UK
    3:27 pm April 1, 2013 Permalink

    Get Hawkins on board for this class then go after Mudiay or Jones in the next class. Purvis is a phenomenal player but we are at our limit for scholarships.



  19. bham
    3:43 pm April 1, 2013 Permalink

    No thanks!

    And is he transferring because CJ Leslie is going to the draft?



  20. NC State Wildcat
    3:44 pm April 1, 2013 Permalink

    Being a displaced UK fan in Raleigh, I have had the privilege(?) of watching Purvis up close and personal all year. He was actually playing pretty well for NC State as the 2-guard. However, when Lorenzo Brown went down for a few games with a sprained ankle, he assumed the point guard role. He was never the same player and has since transferred. He IS NOT a true point guard.



  21. zeke87
    3:47 pm April 1, 2013 Permalink

    My money says he goes to U of L and takes over the 2G spot when Russ Smith leaves.



  22. Eric K
    3:55 pm April 1, 2013 Permalink

    Please no more players from nc state who can’t play…… GO CATS!!



  23. JackB
    4:00 pm April 1, 2013 Permalink

    After Harrow and Mays, maybe NC State is UK’s minor league farm system. (Opening day analogy)



  24. Marty
    4:01 pm April 1, 2013 Permalink

    We need practice players for next year. He might fit in and help us with the team. Willing to give him a chance.



  25. Simple
    4:27 pm April 1, 2013 Permalink

    I love Ryan Harrow as a human being, but please GAWD no more NC State PGs.



  26. boogie
    4:30 pm April 1, 2013 Permalink

    He transferred because he was unhappy with averaging 7 attempts per game. Please God don’t let this selfish kid on the roster. He’s not even that good.



  27. Wildcatsteeler
    5:22 pm April 1, 2013 Permalink

    Haven’t we learned our lessen about NC State transfers already?



  28. Jones Returns
    5:23 pm April 1, 2013 Permalink

    enough with the transfers already



  29. Cleveland from Family Guy
    5:39 pm April 1, 2013 Permalink

    NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO!



  30. kfund
    6:07 pm April 1, 2013 Permalink

    1.3 assists is not a point guard…



  31. NO ASSIST POINT GUARDS BELONG IN AAU
    6:40 pm April 1, 2013 Permalink

    NEXT



  32. NevaTooManyPGs
    7:13 pm April 1, 2013 Permalink

    wOOd be fOOlhardy to write this PG “off” just becuz Ryan struggled more than anyone really Xpected….
    that said, however, Cal/UK seem 2b in gOOd shape w/some of the TOP PG’s in ’14 prep class???
    either way, seems fine (imho)….

    butt seemed this PG Purvis was once strongly linked to UofL, too, & w/their recent misfortune re: Ware, along w/Cards fine run (so far) thru the Tourney, seems like Pitino & Co. wOOd be a logical/possible landing place for Purvis, too?



  33. Amazing Larry
    9:54 pm April 1, 2013 Permalink

    We could use a 3rd string PG



  34. Shelbyjoe
    9:56 pm April 1, 2013 Permalink

    Didn’t pitino run off van treese to get this kid and then pull him back when purvis went to nc state?



  35. Rich
    7:48 am April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Trust me when I say this. NOOOOOOOO. (First hand knowledge)