Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
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Rodney Purvis is a free agent on the recruiting front and he took his latest unofficial visit to Missouri over the weekend.
“It was great, had a great time,” Purvis said Wednesday by text. “The players are great people and it’s a great atmosphere. The people and the coaches are very good people.”
The 6-foot-3 Purvis, the No. 1 shooting guard in the Class of 2012 out of Raleigh (N.C.) Upper Room Christian, maintains a close relationship with Tim Fuller, an assistant to new Mizzou coach Frank Haith.
Fuller was a major reason why Purvis initially committed to Louisville, only to decommit after Fuller departed.
“Tim is a great guy, but I have to do what’s best for my future and my family,” Purvis said.
Louisville, Duke, N.C. State, Kentucky and Missouri all remain options for Purvis, but he has no other visits planned right now.
“No, sir,” he said.
He has a busy summer ahead with stops at the Deron Williams and LeBron James Skills Academies, the Peach Jam and the Nike Super Showcase.
**Purvis remains wide open
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.