Rising sophomore Rodney Purvis is a 6’3″ 185 lb guard, who is scheduled to play for Upper Room Christian Academy, a parochial school that runs through the tenth grade, in his native Raleigh. Due to proximity, their friendship, short memories, or relative talent, Purvis has been compared by a few to recent number one draft pick and fellow Raleigh product, John Wall. Last month, the very bubbly and social Purvis, who has demonstrated a preternatural ability to slash to the basket, spoke with Blue Devil Nation and others about his relationship with the aforementioned Wall, Duke’s interest, and whether his childhood favorite in Chapel Hill was still his favorite, amongst other topics.
How did it feel to be the only rising sophomore invited to the LeBron James Academy?
Oh, it was an honor to be there. Being able to compete made it even better.
What did you learn, between the skills drills and the games?
Just competing, for the most part. You can see why guys deserved to be there.
In terms of recruiting, which schools are coming after you hardest right now?
Kentucky, Louisville, Wake Forest, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, Xavier, and UNC and Duke
Have any of those schools formally offered you yet?
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