Duke might quickly emerge as the favorite to scoop up Rodney Purvis

Rodney Purvis

And then there’s hometown star Rodney Purvis, ESPN’s 10th-ranked prospect in the Class of 2012, who recently reopened his recruitment after offering a verbal commitment to five months ago. The 6-foot-4-inch guard playing at Upper Room Christian Academy is an aggressive slasher with big-time scoring ability and is the type of home run recruit that would immediately spark Gottfried’s effort to build an title contender.

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