ACC Basketball Recruiting: Marquis Rankin

Marcus ShockleyCorrespondent IApril 3, 2010

Marquis Rankin is a 6'0" Charlotte area point guard with interest and offers from several ACC schools.

His offers include Virginia, Wake Forest, and Clemson, and UNC has also contacted Rankin and is keeping up with him. The UNC contact is significant because last summer Rankin listed the Tar Heels and Wake Forest as his leaders at that time With an offer from the Demon Deacons on the table, it would seem he’s at least got some great options.

Rankin is a pure point guard who can penetrate the defense and dish to the open man. His ability to shoot the three means teams can’t really play back to stop him. It’s unclear if Rankin would push the ball as hard as Roy Williams wants, but the Deacons aren’t a grind it out team either, and over the past season Rankin has worked to show his aggressive abilities.

As he’s gotten stronger, he's shown how he can finish. A sure handed ball handler, Rankin also moves his feet well on defense and has a solid understanding of what it takes to play and defend the point.

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