Rodney Purvis has decided to transfer to Connecticut, he said Friday.
Purvis, a McDonald's All-American from Raleigh, averaged 8.3 points and 2.4 rebounds this past season at N.C. State. He made the decision to leave N.C. State on Monday.
UConn is coming off of a 20-10 season in coach Kevin Ollie's first season. The Huskies were banned from postseason play by the NCAA for previous academic issues under former coach Jim Calhoun.
"I really trust coach Ollie," Purvis said Friday. "They have a great tradition of producing NBA guards and that's where I want to be someday."
Purvis, a 6-3 guard, started 23 games and averaged 25.5 minutes per game as a freshman. He had seven points in N.C. State's 69-65 win over the Huskies in the Jimmy V Classic in December.
Under NCAA rules, Purvis will have to sit out next season. The Huskie are moving to the newly minted American Athletic Conference. Purvis will have a chance to play in his home state when East Carolina joins the league in 2014.