Rodney Purvis out 4-5 months with torn labrum

Mar 24, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; McDonalds High School All American guard Rodney Purvis (44) poses during a photo shoot for the 35th McDonalds High School All American Game to be held at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Rodney Purvis was a highly touted prospect coming out of high school as a McDonald’s All-American. Despite being heavily recruited across the nation, Purvis ultimately decided to stay in state and join the North Carolina State Wolfpack.

However, after last season, Purvis decided to transfer to the UCONN Huskies, where he will be forced to sit out the year due to NCAA transfer rules.

While Purvis could have spent the year familiarizing himself with the new team and working on improving his game, he will be on the sidelines for the next four to five months because of an injury that has affected him since his high school days.

Specifically, Purvis is set to undergo surgery for a torn labrum.

From Ed Daigneault of the Republican-American:

Once Purvis is healthy and returns to the court next season, he will have three years of eligibility remaining.

As a true freshman last season at N.C. State, Purvis averaged 8.3 points and 2.4 rebounds per game.

Topics: Basketball, Connecticut Huskies, UConn Huskies

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