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Purvis embraces fresh start at L.C. Bird

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Marsellis Purvis is a New York native who now lives in Virginia and had visions of a successful high school hoops career at SportsQuest.  After withdrawing from the school in the middle of his freshman year, however, Purvis is now getting a fresh start at L.C. Bird.

Purvis says he and his family were unhappy with the academics at the sports academy and withdrew from the institution before it filed for bankruptcy.  He enrolled at Bird, but because he didn't finish his freshman year at SportsQuest, he had to start over at his new school.  He was academically ineligible until he completed one semester of school work, and was eligible to play in his first basketball game with the Skyhawks on Monday evening when they played Midlothian.

While he remains a freshman academically, Purvis is listed as a sophomore on Bird's roster.  Even though he did not complete his year at SportsQuest, that still counts against his four years of athletic eligibility.  Purvis will take some summer classes in an effort to get caught up.

Purvis put together a solid debut for the Skyhawks.  He came off the bench to score 12 points in Bird's 69-58 win over the Trojans.  He says he had to get used to the speed of the game at first, but settled down and played well.

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