N.C. State’s Purvis, Trio of Mountaineers to Transfer

 

N.C. State freshman guard Rodney Purvis and a trio of West Virginia Mountaineers are all transferring.

Aaron Brown, Volodymyr Gerun and Mount Vernon, N.Y., native Jabarie Hinds are all leaving Bob Huggins‘ program, the school announced.

Purvis, whose transfer was reported by NewsObserver.com, is a McDonald’s All-American who averaged 8.3 points and 2.4 rebounds this season.

He confirmed the decision on his Twitter account on Monday afternoon. To read more of this story, click here

Ron Patterson to Syracuse; Williams to West Virginia

Ron Patterson liked his visit to Syracuse so much, he committed while on it.

“It just felt like home to me on my visit,” Patterson told SNY.tv by phone. “A lot of love they showed me. It’s a good program.”

The 6-foot-3 Patterson is a former Indiana commit who also considered  Xavier, Villanova, UConn, Miami, Providence and SMU.

“I’m a two guard who can shoot it,” he said. “A regular two guard. I will be getting out in the passing lanes and I’m able to shoot it, create shots off the dribble.” To read more of this story, click here

Kevin Jones Agrees to Deal With Cavaliers

Former West Virginia forward Kevin Jones has discussed the parameters and is expected to agree to a three-year, partially-guaranteed, multi-million dollar contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers, his agent, Bill Neff, told SNY.tv.

Free agents cannot formally sign deals until July 11.

“We’re just real excited because it’s a good fit,” Neff said. “We had a strategy. The bottom line is we wanted to get him to a certain team and this is precisely the kind of team we wanted to get him to that would develop him.”

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Agent: Kevin Jones Has A First-Round Guarantee

Kevin Jones‘ agent says the former West Virginia star has a guarantee from one team that he will be picked in the first round of Thursday’s NBA Draft.

If that doesn’t materialize, he expects Jones to go in the second round.

“A team in the first round has committed to him,” agent Bill Neff told SNY.tv. “The question is, what does that mean? I never trust anything other than what happens on draft night.

“He’ll get drafted,” Neff added. “It’s either them in the first or early second.” To read more of this story, click here

Humphrey to West Virginia; Coleman to Gonzaga

Two more dominoes fell Tuesday on the transfer wire.

Matt Humphrey, a 6-foot-5, 195-pound guard who previously attended Boston College and Oregon, has signed a grant-in-aid to attend West Virginia.

 A Chicago native, Humphrey completed his undergraduate degree with a bachelor of arts in human development from Boston College and will have one year of eligibility remaining.

“Matt will give us much needed experience on the front line,” said Mounties coach Bob Huggins, whose team is joining the Big 12. “In having played in the Pac-12 and ACC, his familiarity with multiple offensive and defensive schemes will help us at both ends of the floor.” To read more of this story, click here

Truck Bryant on Kevin Jones: 'He was jerked'

NEW YORKKevin Jones is too proud, too humble and too much of a good guy to say anything more than that he is “disappointed” by what transpired over what turned out to be the final few days of his Big East career.

But his longtime friend and roommate Darryl “Truck” Bryant isn’t afraid to let his feelings fly.

“We’re roommates, we’ve been roommates for four years so of course we spoke about it but at the end of the day we both know he got jerked. We both know it,” Bryant, the former St. Raymond’s High School star, told SNY.tv exclusively following West Virginia’s final game in the Big East Tournament, a 71-67 overtime loss to UConn. To read more of this story, click here