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NC State’s Rodney Purvis barred from transferring to Missouri, Cincinnati

Apr 3, 2013, 8:34 PM EDT

Mark Gottfried Rodney Purvis AP

NC State guard Rodney Purvis was granted his release from the Wolfpack after announcing his intent to transfer, but not without a condition. It is often the case that players can be barred from transferring within a conference, but NC State has disallowed him from transferring to Missouri and Cincinnati as well.

Why? Because the Wolfpack are planning to add those two schools to their non-conference schedule and would not want to face him when that time comes.

We’ve seen this situation before. Head coach Bo Ryan got a good deal of negative press when Wisconsin kept Jarrod Uthoff from transferring to certain schools. St. Joe’s coach Phil Martelli went through the same process when he reportedly denied the transfer waiver of Todd O’Brien.

These types of stories seem to draw a good deal of controversy, perhaps because of the restrictions that are already placed on players even before schools get involved with where they are allowed to transfer. As the coaching carousel spins and coaches jump from bench to bench in the off-season without skipping a beat, players are forced to sit out a season.

So should Purvis be allowed to transfer wherever he pleases? He will likely make an impact when he does land. He averaged 8.3 points and 2.4 rebounds per game in his freshman season at NC State.

Daniel Martin is a writer and editor at, covering St. John’s. You can find him on Twitter:@DanielJMartin_

  1. barnesaintnoble - Apr 3, 2013 at 8:45 PM

    Can fired/resigning coaches be told where they can and cannot go? Guess.

  2. cranespy - Apr 3, 2013 at 9:20 PM

    Stay classy…..

  3. dalford77 - Apr 3, 2013 at 10:00 PM

    Just what are they afraid of? That they might lose a game to a school if he transfers there? When did a win become more important than a kid’s future?

    • Wufpacker - Apr 4, 2013 at 7:20 AM

      Overreact much? As noted in the article, this is common practice when a player transfers. And y’all are making the presumption that Purvis even had any interest in Mizzou or Cincy to begin with. Hint: he doesn’t.

    • joettp - Apr 4, 2013 at 9:49 AM

      I would say not allowing him to go to Mizzou or Cinci is actually looking out for the kid’s best interests.

  4. racollin - Apr 4, 2013 at 7:43 AM

    I’ve seen schools do it before but it still a chicken shit thing to do.

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