5-star basketball recruit Rodney Purvis was cleared by the NCAA to play for state this year. Questions about Purvis’ eligibility arose in regards to his high school: Upper Room Christian Academy. Purvis’ graduating class of 4 students was the first class to attend the recently created high school. Prior to high school, Purvis had reclassified into the 2013 class, but after his freshman year he reclassified again back into the 2012 class allowing him to finish high school in only three years.
The NCAA requires incoming student athletes to complete 16 core courses. Purvis was credited with completing…. 8 …. one of which was an online course.
Luckily for Purvis (and nc state), the NCAA approved a waiver to the 16 course minimum legislation due to “unique circumstances”.
Update: Rodney Purvis’ graduating class at Upper Room Christian Academy, the first class to graduate from the high school, will also be the last. The high school has closed down reportedly due to a “lack of funding”.