Did a former Virginia Tech basketball guard drop where his next destination might be?

Rodney Rice, who left the Virginia Tech program in October, reacted to a former Hokies assistant coach who was just hired as head coach at Old Dominion.

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Last October right before the 2023-24 college basketball season started, Rodney Rice made the decision to leave the Virginia Tech program. That move left a huge void in the Hokies backcourt that they have not been able to recover from this season.

Friday, Old Dominion officially announced that Mike Young's former assistant coach, Mike Jones, was hired as the Monarchs' next head coach. Jones was on the staff when Rice played in Blacksburg before leaving for Maryland and following the school's announcement on social media, did Rice drop a tweet that might be hinting at his next destination to continue his career?

Jones, who is an alumnus of Old Dominion, is going to get a head coaching opportunity and he will likely be looking to bring in his recruits sooner rather than later.

"I could not be more excited. This is an opportunity of a lifetime! Representing a world-class university under the leadership of President Hemphill and AD Selig, my family and I cannot wait to officially be Monarchs," Jones said. "ODU is home to me and WE are ready to work to build the program back into something that Norfolk and the entire Hampton Roads community will be proud of."

Jones was a key part of Young's staff in Blacksburg and it would not be surprising in the least bit that Rice ends up playing at ODU for Jones to help rebuild the program. In fact, it would be a good landing spot for him, playing for a coach that he knows and a coach that knows him.

Rice's decision to leave the Hokies was curious, but regardless, he wish Jones good luck with the Monarchs and Rice good luck wherever he lands, even if it is at Old Dominion.

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