Elite 24: High majors on Purifoy
Danjel Purifoy, a 6-foot-6 wing, impressed college coaches and scouts this summer with his toughness and physical play. Playing for Winfred Jordan’s Atlanta Xpress squad, Purifoy attacked the basket, was aggressive with his drives, proved to be a strong finisher at the rim and showed potential as a perimeter defender and rebounder. “I really just attack the basket and do whatever my coach tells me,” Purifoy said when asked to describe his game. “Going hard and playing 110-percent and get my teammates involved.” Purifoy’s strong play this summer earned him a spot in Scout.com’s updated 2015 rankings. He now sits at No. 11 at the small forward position and No. 57 overall in the 2015 class. Purifoy, how is participating in the Elite 24 festivities, told Scout.com following a two-hour practice session that Auburn, Alabama, UAB, Tennessee, Michigan, Georgia and Kentucky are recruiting him. Does anyone stand out? “Auburn,” Purifoy quickly responded. “I had a visit during the summer on their campus,” he added. “It was a great visit. I liked it.” Although Purifoy has yet to talk to Bruce Pearl, he said the assistants at Auburn have done a great job pursuing him. “Coach Pearl, I haven’t gotten to talk to him yet, but the assistants, I’ve talked to all of them,” Purifoy said. “I went to the school and worked out there and I liked it.” Purifoy said he didn’t have any visit dates set for the near future.
Scout Hoops Top Stories
Five-star wing Brian Bowen talks recruitingCHICAGO -- Five-star wing Brian Bowen is getting close to making his college choice. Where do things stand in his recruitment? He spoke to Scout about it at the McDonald's All…
Scout HoopsYesterday at 2:18 PM
Cal SG signee Jemarl Baker requests releaseScout's 87th ranked 2017 prospect, Jemarl Baker, will soon be on the market, as the four-star shooting guard has requested a release from his Letter of Intent with Cal.
Scout HoopsYesterday at 1:28 PM
What's the latest on five-star Mohamed Bamba?CHICAGO -- What's the latest with Scout's No. 2 overall prospect, Mohamed Bamba? He discussed his finalists and where things stand in his recruitment at the McDonald's All-American…
Scout HoopsYesterday at 10:58 AM
Q&A with five-star center Brandon McCoyCHICAGO -- One of the best post players at the McDonald's All-American festivities is five-star talent Brandon McCoy. He also happens to be one of the best available players in the…
Scout HoopsYesterday at 10:41 AM