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Optimism Abounds for Purnell and DePaul

Optimism Abounds for Purnell and DePaul

There was a lot of optimism surrounding DePaul Blue Demons basketball at Tuesday's DePaul basketball Tip-Off Luncheon at Maggiano's in Chicago. Among the most optimistic and eager was men's basketball coach Oliver Purnell.

Although Purnell hasn't seen the turnaround he'd hoped for in his first three years at DePaul, with a new team with seven new players, he's excited to get to work with this year's group. "(I'm) always excited for this time of year. You kind of wait for it all summer and you do so much running around doing different things from marketing for a building to recruiting but this is what you live for...

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