Scout Rating: *****
Scout Rank: No. 5 Shooting Guard, No. 15 Overall
Size: 6-4, 195 Pounds
Hometown: Raleigh, NC
School: Upper Room Christian Academy
Projected Position At NC State: Guard
Commit Date: September 30, 2011
Why NC State?: "They were at every single one of my games. That stood out to me. If coach Gottfried couldn't be there he would have two guys from the staff there. That right there let me know how much they wanted me. They went after me hard, and I wanted to reward them with my commitment.
"It came down to me believing in them. They are definitely trying to turn things around at State, and I love being a part of that. They are going to put me in position to make plays and let me play through my mistakes as a freshman. I just want to help them win."
Picked NC State Over: UCONN, Missouri, Ohio State, and Memphis
Scouting Report: "One of the best guards in the 2012 class, Purvis is a guy that can play both lead guard and scoring guard. Currently classified as a point guard, Purvis has terrific vision and is a talented passer.
"With that said, he's a high-level scorer as well, that can put the ball in the basket in a variety of ways. His end-to-end speed and athleticism is what stands out the most and he's a terrific finisher once near the rim." -- Scout.com Recruiting Analyst Evan Daniels