NC State signee, Rodney Purvis has been a topic of a lot of conversation in the Triangle this week (click here). Yesterday, Purvis made noise with a tremendous dunk over Indiana signee Peter Jurkin as Upper Room held won 66-61 in the HighSchoolOT.com Holiday Invitational Friday. You can see the dunk at the 21 second mark of the video below.
The current version of the Wolfpack takes the RBC court today at 2pm to play Western Carolina (on ESPN3). State comes into the game with a 9-4 record and an RPI in the mid-60s. Western’s RPI is in the 200s.
State will be hosting a very special visitor today in Julius Randle (click here). Randle is ranked as one of the top three prospects in the entire class of 2013.
Randle (6â€™8, 225lbs) is one of the most highly recruited players in â€™13 thanks to his blend of finesse and power. Heâ€™s a big lefty who can mix it up in the middle or beat you from the perimeter. Heâ€™s extremely athletic and is a hard worker on both ends of the floor. His list is pretty huge and includes schools such as Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, UNC, Ohio State and Texas. Heâ€™s listed NC State in prior interviews but doesnâ€™t consistently put them on his list.
Lastly, Congratulations to Kellie Harper and the Lady Wolfpack who just won the Rainbow Wahine Invitational Championship!!
As always, there are dozens of interesting current topics to discuss on our message forums linked here.