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Throw it down, young fella!

Before the games begin – No. 1 Ohio State at No. 23 Illinois! No. 7 Villanova at No. 3 Syracuse! No. 10 Texas at No. 2 Kansas! Wooo! – get yourself even more pumped with a nasty dunk.

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That was Rodney Purvis, a 6-3, 185-pound prospect out of Raleigh. And he’s only a sophomore. Yes, a sophomore.

They grow up fast today, don’t they?

Purvis, rated as the No. 2 overall recruit for the class of 2013, has given a verbal commitment to Louisville. Maybe he’ll single-handedly bring back the Doctors of Dunk.

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