27 LINKEDINCOMMENTMORE

Raleigh, NC (Sports Network) - North Carolina State guard Rodney Purvis has decided to transfer.

The News Observer reported it on Monday, and the freshman confirmed the move via his Twitter account, stating: "Tears won't stop falling. I enjoyed every moment here. I still love you guys, no matter how you may feel towards me. Thank y'all!"

Wolfpack head coach Mark Gottfried added his own statement on his account: "I want to thank Rodney Purvis for his season with our basketball program. He was a pivotal piece in our NCAA Tournament team... we wish him the best in his future endeavors."

Purvis averaged 8.3 points and 2.4 rebounds this season and started 23 games for NC State,

News of Purvis' departure comes on the heels of the announcements that both junior guard Lorenzo Brown and junior forward C.J. Leslie will leave school to enter the NBA Draft.

Read or Share this story: http://on.wusa9.com/1iKMpHR