DeVaughn Purcell, a 6-5 guard at Eastern Oklahoma State, has seen his recruitment heat up recently. Purcell, an Orlando, FL native, is one of the best athletes in the country, but has continued to develop other parts of his game while playing for former D1 coach Scott Edgard at Eastern Oklahoma.
Purcell is shooting the ball well from the three point line and is extremely difficult to stop when attacking the rim in transition. He also has a long/quick first step off the dribble which allows him to get the ball into the paint and create. Purcell uses his length and athleticism to get in passing lanes on the defensive end and can guard multiple positions on the floor. He rebounds the ball well on both ends and can rebound the ball and initiate the transition break. Purcell is averaging 21.5 points and 4.7 rebounds per game this year. He is shooting the ball at a high rate as well: FG%: 59, 3PT% 42, FT% 72
Purcell has had plenty of interest all season, but has really seen his recruitment pick up lately. Many mid and high major programs have been in to see Purcell in the past month. Here is a look at his recruitment (in no order):
Offers: Ole Miss, Illinois state, Western Kentucky, Middle Tennessee, Kennesaw State, FIU, UT San Antonio, Tulane
Interest: Arkansas, Rhode Island, Marquette, Iowa, USC, Memphis, Cincinnati, Bradley, FIU, Lamar, Eastern Kentucky, UCF, Southern Miss, George Mason
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