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.
Rodney Purvis is staying home.
The 6-foot-4 Purvis, out of Raleigh (N.C.) Upper Room Christian Academy, announced Friday for N.C. State over UConn, Memphis and VCU.
“First I want to thank God for bringing me to this point with my recruitment.”
“I also want to thank all the schools who recruited me, the UCONN Huskies, the Memphis Tigers, the Ohio State Buckeyes, and the North Carolina State Wolfpack.”
“After many conversations and prayers with the Lord, and visits, I came to a conclusion. There is no place like home.”
“With that being said, I’ll be joining my brother, Tyler Lewis, aka White Chocolate, and the North Carolina State Wolfpack.” Lewis is a 5-11 point guard who is also part of the N.C. State recruiting class.
Purvis also considered Missouri, Ohio State, Virginia and N.C. Central in August.
The former Louisville commit averaged 25.6 points and 9 rebounds last season.
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.