The Wolfpacker

March 2012

The Wolfpacker: An Independent Magazine Covering NC State Sports

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■ BASKETBALL RECRUITING The Pack had a single-season school-record three players, including shooting guard Rod- ney Purvis (above), selected to play in the McDonald's All-American Game March 28. PHOTO BY JACEY ZEMBAL Vogedes InsuranceAgency, Inc. 403 S. Broad Street, Edenton, NC 866 360 5222 6385 N. Croatan Hwy, Suite 105, Kitty Hawk, NC 800 488 3041 NC State Signees Proud To Make McDonald's All-American Game Shooting guard Rodney Purvis, small forward T.J. Warren and point guard Tyler Lewis all have been selected to play in the McDonald's All-American Game March 28 at the United City in Chicago. The trio made NCSU history in the pro- cess. NC State has had two players in a single class be selected in the game in the past — Sidney Lowe and Dereck Whit- tenburg in 1979, and Chris Corchiani and Rodney Monroe in 1987 — but never three. The Wolfpack has had 16 players earn se- lections since the game started in 1977. Purvis, who is ranked No. 6 in the coun- try by, has had a standout se- nior season at Raleigh Upper Room Chris- tian Academy. The combo guard was also selected to play in the Jordan Brand Classic April 14 in Charlotte, N.C. "It is just a huge blessing," Purvis said. "It's just a honor to be mentioned with the great tradition of names who participated in the McDonald's All-American Game." Warren, who is ranked No. 23 in the 12 Harold Hart Road Siler City NC 27344 Store Hours: 8 –5, Mon– Sat Located five miles east of Siler City on Highway 64 Local Delivery and Out-of-State Shipments Available 86 ■ THE WOLFPACKER Pricing/Ordering: (919) 742-4141 nation by, hails from the Trian- gle, but elected to attend Wolfeboro (N.H.) Brewster Academy for his senior year. "It means a lot to be selected to the Mc- Donald's All-American Game," Warren said. "After all the hard work I put into this past summer, it's paying off. I just want to continue to get better and get ready for the next level. To have two other teammates in the game is real great for our program at North Carolina State."

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