December 27, 2013
Rankin leaves Hokie hoops team
Junior guard will continue to attend Virginia Tech

BLACKSBURG, Va. – Virginia Tech head basketball coach James Johnson has announced that Marquis Rankin has elected to leave the Virginia Tech men’s basketball team, effective immediately.

“I completely support Marquis on his decision, “ Johnson said. “He is an outstanding young man who had to make a difficult choice and I know that he took the time to make sure it was the correct decision. While we will miss not having him on the team, I am very happy that he has decided to stay at Virginia Tech and work towards his ultimate goal of a degree from our University.”

Rankin, a junior guard from Charlotte, N.C., has not dressed for a game this season, while making his decision. For his career, Rankin appeared in 53 games, making 13 starts. He averaged 3.0 points and 1.0 assists per game in his first two seasons at Virginia Tech.

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