UConn Makes the Purvis Transfer Official

UConn made the transfer of N.C. State guard Rodney Purvis official on Friday.

The former McDonald’s All-American who played 35 games as a freshman for the Wolfpack uring the 2012-13 season has signed a financial aid agreement to complete his transfer to UConn.

Purvis, a 6-3, 195-pound guard from Raleigh, N.C., will have to sit out the 2013-14 season as per NCAA transfer rules, although he will be able to practice with the Huskies. He will have three years of eligibility remaining, starting in 2014-15.

“Rodney is a great athlete, but first and foremost a great person,” UConn head coach Kevin Ollie said. “We’re very excited that he will be a part of our program.”

Purvis played in all 35 games for the 24-11 Wolfpack last season, starting 23 and averaging 25.5 minutes per game. He averaged 8.3 points, 2.4 rebounds, shot 44.2 percent overall and 38.5 percent from three-point range. He played 32 minutes and scored seven points in N.C. State’s 69-65 victory over UConn in the Jimmy V Classic last December in Madison Square Garden.

“Rodney is a solid, strong guard who can score in a lot of ways,” Ollie said. “He gets to the hole and he was a good three-point shooter last year. In pick-and-roll situations, we can use him a lot. He loves the up-tempo game. Plus, we can use his versatility. He can play the one, he can play the two, he’s even big enough to play the three, like we used Omar (Calhoun) this year.”

Ollie expects Purvis to help the Huskies even during the 2013-14 season.

“He brings us leadership, even next year,” Ollie said. “No, he won’t be playing, but he gives us a high-caliber basketball player that we can practice against every day. And he’s going to improve just by going against our guards, going through our workouts, and developing. Then, when he plays the following year, he’s going to be hungry, he’ll be chomping at the bit to play. Rodney will come right in and add stability to the backcourt and that’s something we’ll welcome. And he won’t be a freshman. He’ll be a junior maturity-wise.”

Purvis is a product of Upper Room Christian Academy in Raleigh and he was named the North Carolina Gatorade Player of the Year, the Associated Press North Carolina Men’s Prep Basketball Player of the Year, and a McDonald’s All-American in 2011-12. In addition, he was a member of the USA Basketball team that won the gold medal at the FIBA Americas U-18 Championship.

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Orest321
Orest321

Percy Harvin’s visit with Bills continues Thursday. What you guys think

Orest321
Orest321

Whats the lastest on Marcus Gilchrist.

Ray Weiss
Ray Weiss

He doesn't throw alot of interceptions...better check your records...he's not a bad quarterback

Marvel
Marvel

“@Steiny31: Greg Salas was Brett Hundley's WR at his Pro Day. #nyj”

Is he on the team ?

maxjet
maxjet

Jets need to have enough cap room for Mo W. if they resign him this year and for their 2015 draftees.

nesboogie
nesboogie

We can extend Mo to a contract that's structured so that it hits our cap next yr

BDarc23
BDarc23

Isnt that how any extension would work since he is already getting paid for this season?

Bent
Bent moderator

@nesboogie


I'd imagine the CY cap hit would stay at 7m.  He might get some upfront money out of it though - making him wait til next year for the big money would get resisted.

MPTG_Frank
MPTG_Frank

@Bent @nesboogie I know it's not relevant but I have to laugh at the times we live in. The guy is going to make 7m this year but is resistant to wait till next year for the "Big Money" 

Oberyn1
Oberyn1

Anyone else concerned about Mo's status? Are we going to have enough cap to give him an extension?

Oberyn1
Oberyn1

@Steven Merges haha how do we know that? it's the dudes first offseason and he's making it rain on guys like Buster Skrine and Cro.


I'm a fan of his offseason so far but we better not even potentially lose Mo.

Bent
Bent moderator

@Oberyn1 Yeah, I'm hoping they just want to finish spending and then they'll figure out how best to structure it.  The deal has to be in the budget.

Steven Merges
Steven Merges

@Oberyn1 @Steven Merges well macc knows talent that is his strong point if u listen to people around the league. Mo is one of the best young studs at his posioon..connect the dots

Oberyn1
Oberyn1

@Bent Hopefully. I feel like it'd be bad business if we had to tag him next year or something.

Monty
Monty

@Oberyn1 @Bent Mac is smarter than all of you so dont worry.. he got it.. :) 


Bent
Bent moderator

@Oberyn1 @Bent


Terrible business if they don't extend him this offseason IMO.

Oberyn1
Oberyn1

@Paul Samuels Steve Merges is probably right.


No way they go into this offseason w/o a plan for big Mo.

Bent
Bent moderator

@juunit @Marvel


Ironic that the song contains the lyrics "I hate that song".


It's about as overused as "Fix You".

juunit
juunit

@Bent @juunit @Marvel 

Every time I hear it I want to pull a Jerry Lee Lewis.

And by that I mean light a piano on fire, not marry my cousin. 

Bent
Bent moderator

@Disgruntled Jets Fan @Bent @juunit @Marvel


A few of their songs are bearable but some are awful.  I saw them at a festival and I kid you not everyone was standing around bored for the whole gig and then they played their big hit last and everyone was into it and when it was over they were all like "that was a great show" - like they'd forgotten the rest of it!


Coldplay fans could probably eat three plates of crap and have a nice dessert and think they enjoyed a good meal.

Marvel
Marvel

I always wanna just hear it without diddy but it's not possible

:-(

nesboogie
nesboogie

how much $$$ do we have? 

Steiny31
Dolphins cut Randy Starks.. Look for the #Jets to pursue.. Kacy Rodgers is credited for his development and Starks was a favorite of Bowles.
3/11/15, 6:44 PM

Brendan
Brendan

Bucs are about to release Dashon Goldson. That's now Goldson, Anthony Collins and Michael Johnson that they're releasing this offseason. All big ticket FA purchases. 

BDarc23
BDarc23

@Bent

Did Brady have a perfect game? Geno had a perfect game.

bradysucks
bradysucks

I was talking about the Pats

Free agency is a great way to improve the roster if you have a good GM

bradysucks
bradysucks

Or you win a Super Bowl

Don't believe me?

I seem to remember the Patriots adding Browner & Revis and good things happening for them in 2014

(Ducks)

Then of course we have the 2014 Jets who spent nothing in free agency and went 4-12

Disgruntled Jets Fan
Disgruntled Jets Fan

@bradysucks Hahaha...coming from someone who literally whined every single day for a whole year.


I'm OK with the Revis signing, just not ecstatic about it like some.  I'm less OK with Skrine.

Bent
Bent moderator

@bradysucks


Yeah the Patriots before they got those two (they lost Talib btw) were exactly comparable to the Jets or Bucs.  Good call.

bradysucks
bradysucks

Yeah dude spending nothing under Idzik worked great for the Jets

Put down the crack pipe

Bent
Bent moderator

@bradysucks


Well, yeah it kinda did.  If the Jets had gone for Desean Jackson and DRC and Jairus Byrd last year they'd still miss the playoffs and would probably not be able to afford Revis and Marshall now.

bradysucks
bradysucks

Not the point

Please name anyone besides you who thinks getting Revis wasn't a great move

Nice to give that move by Big Mac a B grade earlier today

We went from the worst CB's in the NFL to Revis & you whine like a crybaby

bradysucks
bradysucks

I'm not playing your stupid game

All Disgruntled & Marvel do is whine about Revis

All you & tsjc68 do is whine about Cro

Stick to supporting Vlad & Hill & guys who can't play

I'll stick to supporting guys who will help the Jets win

Brendan
Brendan

@bradysucks Strawman. Strawman. Strawman. Strawman. 


You're like the village idiot. Do you ever get tired of this? 

Bent
Bent moderator

@bradysucks


Without not overspending in free agency the Jets wouldn't have been able to afford any of the above players.

bradysucks
bradysucks

That's the difference between us

I get upset when the team is terrible

You get upset when the team makes moves to improve

bradysucks
bradysucks

I know that without free agency the Jets never would have signed

Alan Faneca

Damien Woody

LT

Revis

Bart Scott

Jim Leonard

You get the picture