Finney-Smith On The Rise

The Tidewater region isn't just a football hotbed. Boo Williams' travel team makes a living in the area. This spring, Dorian Finney-Smith should be a hot name but not until he completes what's been a stellar junior campaign.

Dorian Finney-Smith is no stranger to the collegiate recruiting process. His brother Ben Finney, averages 9 points a game for Old Dominion and was recruited three years ago.

"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."

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