Virginia Tech Basketball

Marquis Rankin Will Head to Virginia Tech

GREENSBORO, NC - MARCH 12:  Seth Greenberg, head coach of the Virginia Tech Hokies gestures on the sidelines against the University of Miami Hurricanes in their quarterfinal game in the 2010 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament at the Greensboro Coliseum on March 12, 2010 in Greensboro, North Carolina.  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
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Marcus ShockleyCorrespondent IApril 6, 2010

Although a few days ago we posted about high school basketball star Marquis Rankin (PG, 2011) and his college suitors, we did not list Virginia Tech as an option for the talented point guard.

But the Hokies have landed Rankin, beating out Wake Forest and Clemson.

Rankin, a junior at Vance High School in Charlotte, N.C., is a pure point guard who will definitely see minutes in Blacksburg.

It was thought that Rankin might be waiting on an offer from UNC, which he listed as his leader last summer.

Whether the Tar Heels intended to offer or were looking elsewhere is a moot point now since he’s going to another ACC school.

Rankin is a solid ball handler and can run the offense effectively. He also can be aggressive and push the ball into the lane. He is an instinctual passer and has offensive skills.

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