Rodney Purvis withdraws name from NBA Draft, is heading back to UConn

Connecticut's Rodney Purvis celebrates after a Colorado foul against him, during a first-round men's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament in Des Moines, Iowa, Thursday, March 17, 2016. Connecticut won 74-67. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

(WTNH)–Rodney Purvis is coming back to UConn.

The 6-4 rising senior guard tweeted his intentions for next season out on Friday, accompanying his message with a pretty sweet Getty Image he probably found on Google:

Purvis also confirmed his decision with ESPN’s Jeff Goodman.

The 22-year-old Raleigh, North Carolina native averaged 12.8 points, 3 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game last season for the Huskies.

He declared for the draft last month in order to go through the predraft process, which allows players to get information from teams on what they need to work on to improve their stock. Undergraduates who don’t sign with an agent have until May 25 to decide to return to school.

Daniel Hamilton announced on April 5 that he would not be returning to UConn, opting to hire an agent and stay in the draft. He was invited to the NBA Draft Combine and is listed as a first-round pick on some mock drafts, including the one done by

The Huskies are also waiting on a decision from Amida Brimah, who tested the predraft waters but was not invited to the combine and is not considered a likely first-round pick. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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