Rodney Purvis shocked the college basketball world when he transferred from NC State to UConn after the 2012-13 season.
More than one year later, Purvis’ first game as a Huskie is in the near future.
He’s one of several players who transferred across the high-major level—either last offseason or this one—who will suit up for their new teams this fall.
Because of Shabazz Napier’s departure, Purvis will make an immediate impact in UConn’s backcourt. He’s not the only transfer who will have the opportunity to either maintain or resurrect a program’s high level of play.
Here’s a look at Purvis and 10 other players who transferred from one high-major program to another and are poised to make a big impact this season.
Check back for the most impactful high-major transfers coming from mid-major programs.