Joe Giglio@jwgiglio – N.C. State freshman guard Rodney Purvis has been cleared by the NCAA to attend class, but his 2012-13 eligibility is still under review
Rodney Purvis is closing in on his first full week of the fall semester and has still yet to attend a class, courtesy of the NCAA and Upper Room Academy. The tension amongst we in the interweb fan blogosphere is palpable. I can only imagine how Rodney must feel.
The N&O’s Caulton Tudor feels the NCAA should pick up the pace on the Rodney Purvis fiasco.
It’s not that N.C. State’s basketball program or its 2012-13 season hinges entirely on the NCAA’s ruling on the player’s academic qualifications.
Purvis, a guard from Raleigh’s Upper Room Christian Academy, could be the best freshman in the ACC. But whether he turns out to good, bad or average, the Wolfpack should have enough talent and experience to contend for the league title and a favorable NCAA Tournament seed.
The important issues in the matter are Purvis’ peace of mind and ability to make a sound decision regarding his future if the clearinghouse says he’s ineligible.
As of now, Purvis is not enrolled in school and probably won’t be until the NCAA finishes its review of Upper Room Christian Academy’s academic status.
Additionally, a tweet yesterday from PackPride read as follows:
@PackPride – MG: “It’s my understanding that we will learn something [on Purvis] in the next day or two.”
Good Luck to you Rodney. Hopefully you can see the inside of classroom before the week is out. We’re all behind you.
And keep your fingers crossed Wolfpack Nation.