Purvis reopens recruitment

Fresh off an impressive showing at the Boost Mobile Elite 24 in Cali (including one-on-one battles with Kemba Walker AND John Wall), Upper Room Christian's Rodney Purvis refocused his basketball recruitment.

You might remember that Purvis had committed to Louisville earlier this year before decommitting when assistant Tim Fuller departed for Missouri. The new list for the No. 16 senior in the ESPNU 100 features eight schools, including UConn, N.C. State and Virginia Commonwealth.

Notably gone is Duke, which dropped from consideration after a recent talk between Purvis and Coach K. Click here to find out why along with much more in Purvis' ESPNHS blog, set up by my man (and ESPNHS basketball editor) Jason Jordan (@JayJayESPN).

Brandon Parker covers North Carolina for ESPNHS magazine and ESPNHIGHSCHOOL.com. Follow him on Twitter @brandoncparker or email him at brandon.c.parker@espn.com.