Purvis Talks NC State

ORLANDO, Fla. – As July continues, Rodney Purvis is a major target for North Carolina State.

As July continues, Rodney Purvis is a major target for North Carolina State. As 17U AAU Nationals tipped off at Disney on Wednesday, Wolfpack assistants Orlando Early and Rob Moxley were front-and-center as Purvis and his CP3 All-Stars teammates cruised to an easy victory.

"They're recruiting me pretty hard right now," Purvis told Pack Pride about NC State's involvement. "They're close to home. I'm just taking my time and making sure it's the perfect fit. But I'm looking at other schools too, so I need to figure things out."

At the moment, Purvis has shut down much of his recruitment as he focuses on winning at AAU Nationals and also enjoying his last AAU tournament of the season. He currently has no time frame for a commitment or a concrete list of schools.

"I'm going to sit down after Nationals is over with and figure things out," Purvis said. "Right now I'm just focused on winning Nationals and spending this last tournament with my team."

Still, Purvis notices to presence of Wolfpack coaches at all of his games during July.

"I'm talking to (NC State) every chance that I get. They're out here watching me a lot and our relationship is getting pretty good," Purvis said.

Rodney has developed a strong relationship with assistant coach Orlando Early.

"My relationship with Orlando, it's pretty good," Purvis said. "I'll give him a call every once in awhile. He's out at my games watching me."

Purvis is also spending AAU Nationals playing with Pack commitment Torian Graham, who recently came back from a knee injury.

"It's great playing with Torian. He's coming back from his injury but he looks good. He's still healing a little bit," Purvis said. "Anytime teams help off on me they leave him wide open. I just try to get on the same side as him so that when they help off I can pass it to him because nine times out of 10 he's going to knock down that jumper."

While Purvis enjoys playing with Torian, he also acknowledged that his decision to commit to a college program will include other factors.

"At the end of the day I have to make the best decision for me," Purvis said. "For NC State and Torian, it fits perfectly. But you never know. I have to take my visits and find the best situation for me."

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