SK Cherkasy Monkeys (Superleague) strengthened their roster with addition of 27-year old American ex-international 193cm shooting guard Rodney Purvis, college: UConn for season 2021-22. Purvis played most recently at King in Polish EBL league. In 8 games he recorded 7.8ppg, 1.1rpg and 2.9apg last season. He also played for Bergamo Basket 2014 in Italian Serie A2 where in 15 games he averaged 14.3ppg, 2.4rpg, 2.5apg and 1.1spg.
Purvis was a member of USA international program for some years. He was called to USA Senior National Team in 2018 and previously for U19 National Team back in 2013.
Purvis is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Israel (Hapoel Tel Aviv), NBA (Boston Celtics, Miami Purvisat, Orlando Magic and OKC Thunder), NBA G League (Sioux Falls S. and Lakeland Magic), Italy (Cantu) and NBA Summer League (Chicago Bulls).
Among many awards his team made it to the AAC Tournament Semifinals in 2017. He received North Carolina Gatorade Player of the Year award back in 2012 at high school.
Purvis attended University of Connecticut until 2017 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.
SK Cherkasy Monkeys roster for 2021-2022:
Coach: Maksym Mikhelson