Fans' Choice: Purvis vs. J. Anderson

Rodney Purvis, Upper Room Christian (Raleigh, N.C.)

No. 16 in the ESPNU 100


Wolfpack Nation is thrilled to have Purvis, a relentless scorer who averaged more than 25 points per game last year, heading to NC State next year. Purvis’ strength and knack for getting to the cup makes him one of the nation’s most exhilarating talents to watch and one of the opposition’s toughest players to defend. If you need further evidence the kid can ball, just ask fellow Carolinian Chris Paul, who Purvis claims to have beaten one-on-one this summer.

Justin Anderson, Montrose Christian (Rockville, Md.)

No. 61 in the ESPNU 100


Anderson’s ranking may lead you to believe he’s a dark horse, but his style of play and affable personality certainly endear him to fans. Always quick to rep the DMV (D.C.-Maryland-Virginia area), the Virginia-bound forward regularly throws down SportsCenter-worthy dunks and follows it up with a celebration worthy of old-school Chad Ochocinco. Anderson tallied 14 points and 7.2 rebounds to lead Montrose to last year’s ESPNHS National High School Invitational crown.

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