Top-ranked Class of 2013 star is moving on
Words. Casey Mack
Rodney Purvis is moving on up. The former No. 1 prospect in the national Class of 2013 is giving up that crown to conquer a bigger challenge. Anxious to join the college ranks (and presumably the NBA) sooner rather than later, Purvis has decided to move up to the 2012 senior class.
The 6-3 guard from Upper Room Christian (Raleigh, NC) had reclassified before he began his high school career to gain an extra year of experience. Now with all of the top schools like Duke, Texas, North Carolina and Kentucky after him, Purvis doesn’t want to prolong his college debut any longer than he needs to.
Purvis told ESPN.com, “I feel like if my classes are in order, and next year my classes will be done and I have my credits, I don’t see a point of staying around an extra year if I can be in college and working towards my dream. I can’t wait. It’s all my family ever wanted for me and I have all their support. It’s driving me to get better and I can’t wait to get to college.”
With this bold move, the question now is where Purvis ranks in the Class of 2012? Should he be higher than stars like Shabazz Muhammad, Perry Ellis, Andre Drummond and DaJuan Coleman?