"I remember him and my momma talking," Finney-Smith said. "I learned to get an idea of where you want to go so you don't have to wait until the last minute and stuff. I heard my mom say a lot its your decision not hers.
"Right now, he tells me to wait until the summer. He told me that colleges will find good players."
Some have already found Finney-Smith, others are likely as the year unfolds. His I.C. Norcom team is one of Virginia's best outfits. Virginia Commonwealth, Old Dominion and Clemson have offered the 6-foot-7 small forward. Xavier, Alabama and Marquette are interested.
Like his brother, Finney-Smith will lace them up for the powerful Boo Williams unit again this summer. Only this time around, recruiters may see a new, souped up version of the forward.
"In the summer I was kind of playing the post. I was playing the five now I'm running the 1-4. I think I'll be a small forward and post up still. I'm long and versatile."
Finney-Smith pumps in 20.3 points a night for Norcom. His outlook on college is simplistic. Forget the name on the jersey, it's about fit and the chance for success.
"If I keep working hard … I just want to go to a good college that's going to want me there. It doesn't really matter how big the school is if I feel like I can fit in their playing style. I do want to go to the NCAA Tournament."