Evaluation: Purvis is an explosive player on both offense and defense and is one the best shooting guards in his class. He is very quick and athletic which he utilizes to be an excellent slasher. He also excels at both the point and the two since he is a big-time scorer and great passer with good floor vision. Purvis is dangerous too since he nearly always scores or dishes it off for an assist when he gets into the lane and he has the ability to make the acrobatic finish. He has a respectable mid-range jumper and has shown the ability to knock down perimeter shots with impressive range. However, he needs to improve on making those shots with more consistency. He also has the potential to become a very good defender because of his athletic ability and solid size.
Notes: Committed to Louisville December 11, 2010; De-committed from Louisville May 2, 2011; Committed to N.C. State September 30, 2011
Awards: 2012 McDonald’s All-American, 2012 Jordan Brand Classic Participant, 2012 North Carolina Gatorade Player of the Year
Stats: Junior year– 25.4 ppg