UConn guard Rodney Purvis suspended for opener

The Associated Press
Connecticut’s Rodney Purvis watches play during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, in Hartford, Conn. Connecticut won 68-59. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
Connecticut’s Rodney Purvis watches play during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, in Hartford, Conn. Connecticut won 68-59. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

STORRS, Conn. (AP) -- UConn guard Rodney Purvis has been suspended for the Huskies' season opener on Friday against Bryant University because of a violation of an NCAA rule governing participation in summer leagues.

The school says the sophomore, who sat out last season after transferring from North Carolina State, played in more than one league over the summer, which is not allowed.

In a statement, the university said it worked with the NCAA in determining that Purvis played a single game in a second summer league, which necessitated a one-game penalty.

Purvis, who was expected to start for the Huskies, will be available when the team travels next week to Puerto Rico to participate in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off tournament.

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