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North Carolina State freshman guard Rodney Purvis plans to transfer, a person familiar with the situation said.
Purvis informed the coaching staff Monday, the same day junior C.J. Leslie announced he would enter the NBA draft, the person told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the school hasn't made an official announcement.
The hometown guard who played at Raleigh Upper Room was one of three McDonald's All-Americans to join the Wolfpack this season. He averaged 8.3 points and started 23 of the first 25 games, though his minutes fell off when the Wolfpack elevated freshman forward T.J. Warren into the starting lineup to give the team some size and rebounding.
In a post on his Twitter account, Purvis appeared to say farewell to the Wolfpack without specifically saying he planned to transfer.
''Tears won't stop falling,'' Purvis tweeted. ''I enjoyed every moment here. I still love you guys, no matter how you may feel towards me. Thank y'all!''
Purvis scored a total of 12 points and averaged just 12.8 minutes in his final four games, three coming in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament and the last in the loss to Temple in the Wolfpack's NCAA tournament opener. That included a scoreless performance in just 9 minutes against Virginia in the ACC quarterfinals.
Purvis' departure would be another blow in a turnover-filled offseason for the Wolfpack. N.C. State already knew it was losing seniors Richard Howell and Scott Wood, then Leslie and fellow junior Lorenzo Brown announced their expected early jumps to the NBA.
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A person familiar with the situation says North Carolina State freshman Rodney Purvis plans to transfer.
The person said Purvis informed the coaching staff Monday, the same day junior C.J. Leslie announced he would enter the NBA draft. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the school hasn't made an official announcement.
The guard was one...
Regardless of the date, I'm pretty sure this is no joke. First, CJ Leslie holds a press conference to announce his intentions to declare for the NBA draft. Just moments ago, the news broke that Rodney Purvis is planning to transfer from NC State.
Rodney Purvis has decided to transfer from N.C. State, the school is expected to make the announcement this afternoon
RALEIGH, N.C. The C.J. Leslie era is over at North Carolina State, although it's hard to pinpoint when it began.
Leslie played in 99 games for the Wolfpack, but only approached his talent base on a few occasions. When Leslie was at his best, in flashes, it was quite breathtaking.
At 6-foot-9 and 200 pounds, the long-armed and supremely athletic Leslie should have been a rebounding...
North Carolina State freshman guard Rodney Purvis is leaving the school, according to NC State beat writer Joe Giglio.
A former McDonalds All-American, Purvis averaged 8.3 points and 2.4 rebounds and started 23 games for the Wolfpack during the 2012-13 season.
The Raleigh native originally committed to Louisville, but decided to stay home when NC State hired Mark Gottfried...
North Carolina State's C.J. Leslie says he's skipping his final season and entering the NBA draft.
Leslie made the announcement at a news conference Monday morning.
The 6-foot-9 forward was the preseason Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year. He averaged a team-high 15 points to go with 7.4 rebounds while shooting nearly 52 percent from the floor. He was a third...
North Carolina State's C.J. Leslie is joining teammate Lorenzo Brown by skipping his final season and entering the NBA draft.
''It's one of those things where you just know it's just time, it's time to move on,'' Leslie said Monday during a news conference at the team's practice facility. ''That's what I feel like in my heart. My family...
NC State currently has seven scholarships filled for the 2013-2014 season following C.J. Leslie's decision to enter the NBA draft and the announcement that Rodney Purvis will transfer. Here is a closer look at the Wolfpack's projected roster and depth chart.