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NC State's Purvis transferring to UConn

Posted April 5, 2013
Updated April 6, 2013

— NC State freshman guard Rodney Purvis told WRAL Friday he will transfer to play at the University of Connecticut. Purvis announced Monday that he planned to transfer from NC State.

The school granted Purvis a release to transfer to any school outside the Atlantic Coast Conference except Missouri and Cincinnati, which the program plans to add to its nonconference schedule. The ACC ban includes eventual new arrivals Syracuse, Pittsburgh, Notre Dame and Louisville.

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"I have enjoyed every moment of my time here at N.C. State," Purvis said in a statement released by the school Monday. "All of the people involved with the program have been great. However, I feel like it's time for me to make a fresh start, step outside of my comfort zone and continue my career in a new environment."

After committing to NC State out of Raleigh Upper Room the freshman averaged 8.3 points and 25.5 minutes per game in 35 games played during the 2012-13 season. Purvis, who started 23 of his first 25 games, lost his starting spot and saw his playing time diminish over the course of the season as freshman guard TJ Warren's playing time increased.

Purvis is the fifth player to transfer under the Mark Gottfried era. He leave the squad with seniors Scott Wood, Richard Howell and Jay Lewis and juniors CJ Leslie and Lorenzo Brown who have declared for the NBA draft.

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  • TruthBKnown Banned Again01 Apr 7, 7:22 a.m.

    Maybe he didn't like Coach G.

    — Posted by gwnunn

    No, it can't be that.

  • TruthBKnown Banned Again01 Apr 7, 7:21 a.m.

    Only difference is there is a NC banner hanging in the Dean Dome that Peppers was a part of... ... View More

    — Posted by keeter

    What banner Peppers help bring?....

    — Posted by katazaphe

    Yeah, I was going to say... Pep played in 2008, not 2009.

  • TruthBKnown Banned Again01 Apr 7, 7:21 a.m.

    yeah..OK!..where's all that proof you have on the BBALL program at UNC?

    Google Julius Peppers Transcript

    Allowing a student who had a 1.08 gpa their first semester to... View More

    — Posted by keeter

    Gambling on games at NC State also known as point shaving, along with many other violations at... View More

    — Posted by personality

    There was no gambling on games or point shaving (not since the 60's anyway, when Carolina AND State both had players involved in that).

  • TruthBKnown Banned Again01 Apr 7, 7:19 a.m.

    For a team fresh off a post-season ban for low APR, isn't UConn just throwing gasoline on a... View More

    — Posted by stillheelman73

    Carolina fans can't say a single word about APR. At least UConn's players did their own work and... View More

    — Posted by TruthBKnown Banned Again01

    Link to what UConn players did, or didn't, do and to which Carolina players didn't do their own... View More

    — Posted by stillheelman73

    No link necessary. The bad APR came from bad grades. Carolina athletes got grades from bogus classes. This is already widely known and accepted, even admitted by Carolina. I don't save links because asking for a link doesn't win any arguments.

  • gwnunn Apr 6, 9:14 p.m.

    Maybe he didn't like Coach G.

  • gwnunn Apr 6, 9:12 p.m.

    He didn't win his title so he leaves. I say good riddance, he wasn't the top prospect everyone thought he would be.

  • katazaphe Apr 6, 7:30 p.m.

    Only difference is there is a NC banner hanging in the Dean Dome that Peppers was a part of... ... View More

    — Posted by keeter

    What banner Peppers help bring?....

  • PackFan1983 Apr 6, 7:25 p.m.

    If you will watch "Survive and Advance" you will hear Coach K say Valvano was railroaded with the supposed NCAA violations he was accused. If you think an NC State player selling tickets is anywhere near as serious as UNC winning a NCAA basketball championship with academically ineligible players (attending fake classes)then you must be in major denial.

  • personality Apr 6, 4:48 p.m.

    Only difference is there is a NC banner hanging in the Dean Dome that Peppers was a part of... ... View More

    — Posted by keeter

    NC State has had players and head coach involved with violating NCAA rules and being put on probation. Did you forget this......even if it has been many years ago?

    Even C.J. leslie had to sit out games for violations to rules and that is not that long ago.

    NC State caught cheating many times, though the fans seem to forget......even though put on probation and banned from post season play.....Remember 1989?

    Norm Sloan and David Thompson.......Do we need to continue?

    Yes, UNC has had some violations in the past, but nothing like NC State, and it covers both sports as well...Football and basketball.

    http://www.theesportsblog.com/2010/08/major-ncaa-infractions-at-triangle-area-schools-ecu/

  • keeter Apr 6, 3:25 p.m.

    Only difference is there is a NC banner hanging in the Dean Dome that Peppers was a part of... Who knows what other players on the basketball team that year were in "independent studies"

    Cheated to win, the Carolina Way

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