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Rodney Purvis Signs with Orlando Magic

The former UConn guard will play for their G League team in nearby Lakeland.

Rodney Purvis White H Ian Bethune/The UConn Blog

On Monday, the Orlando Magic announced that they signed former UConn guard Rodney Purvis, who was formerly a minor league free agent.

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reported that Purvis will be playing for the Lakeland Magic, their G League affiliate.

The press release said Purvis will be wearing No. 15 for the Magic. He wore No. 44 during his first years in Storrs, but changed to No. 15 for his senior year when his close friend Tyrek Coger, who played for Oklahoma State, died following a team workout on July 21.

Purvis had signed a partially guaranteed deal with the Magic on August 28. His contract can be converted into a two-way deal, the new agreement where a G League player can spend up to 45 days with the team’s affiliated NBA team. One of Purvis’ former teammates on the Huskies, Daniel Hamilton, signed a two-way deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Purvis averaged 12.8 points per game and 41 percent shooting from the field in his three years in Storrs after transferring from NC State. Following his graduation, the North Carolina native played on the Utah Jazz Summer League team before signing with Orlando.