Rodney Purvis | Senior | Shooting Guard | Upper Room Christian Academy (Raleigh, N.C.)
Rodney Purvis is the No. 5 shooting guard in the ESPNU 100. Since de-committing from Louisville in the spring, Purvis, a shooting guard at Upper Room Christian Academy (Raleigh, N.C.), has been one of the hottest stories of the summer with nearly every major college coach in the country hot on his trail. Purvis has agreed to give ESPNHS exclusive access to his life and chronicle his thoughts in a monthly blog.
What’s up world!
Of course it’s been crazy over the last few weeks with school starting up and taking a few visits to schools. I’ve visited UConn and North Carolina Central over the last few weeks and had a few in-home visits as well.
I’m still taking my time with the recruitment process and weighing everything out. I’ll definitely have more information coming in my blog soon.
Other than that, the biggest thing going on with me is that I’ve started my senior year. It’s hard to believe that this is the last time I’ll play high school ball so my teammates and I are just working hard trying to do big things this year. We workout as a team twice a week and I workout with my trainer on the weekends.
I can’t wait because we’ve got a preseason event going on at my high school where we’ll play against some different teams so we can see where we’re at. I definitely think we’ll be even better than we were last year.
Our point guard Waymond Wright tore his ACL, but he’ll be back by late December or early January. We’ve also got a little more size down there in the paint and a lot of talented players.
I’m really excited about the season. We’ve got a game against my bro Julius Randle in Dallas, and we’ve also got games against Aquille Carr and Nate Britt too.
One of my biggest goals is for us to do really well so my teammates can get looks from colleges and earn scholarships. I think we’ve got some underrated guys on our team that have a chance to play at the next level.
Personally, I want to be a McDonald’s All-American and I also want to be a part of the Jordan Brand Classic. One of my biggest goals is to average a triple-double this year.
I know it’s gonna be tough, but I think that I have a chance to do that with the players I’ll have around me.
Well, that’s all for now everyone.
As always, I really appreciate you guys reading my blog and I hope you’ll check back soon for my next entry.
Until next time.
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