Finney-Smith visiting Louisville

Dorian Finney-Smith, a former five-star 2011 prospect and All-ACC freshman selection at Virginia Tech last season, will visit Louisville this weekend, Boo Williams, Finney-Smith's former AAU coach, told InsideTheVille.com.

Dorian Finney-Smith, a former five-star 2011 prospect and All-ACC freshman selection at Virginia Tech last season, will visit Louisville this weekend, Boo Williams, Finney-Smith's former AAU coach, told InsideTheVille.com.

A 6'8 forward from Portsmouth, Va., Finney-Smith started 30 of 33 games as a freshman at Virginia Tech, where he averaged 6.3 points and seven rebounds. Finney-Smith asked for his release after Seth Greenberg's firing this spring.

Finney-Smith's first visit since receiving his release will be to Louisville to check out Rick Pitino's program. Kevin Keatts, who coached Finney-Smith's brother at Hargrave Academy, is Louisville's connection to the talented forward.

"You're not going to find a better skilled big man than Dorian," Williams told InsideTheVille.com. "Dorian knows how to play. He's a great kid and he would be a great help to the [Louisville] program. I think they are looking at him being a major contributor from the start. I know Coach Pitino does a great job with kids and I think he would with [Dorian]."?

Williams told InsideTheVille.com Tuesday afternoon that Louisville, Iowa State, Ohio State and Texas are four schools being considered as transfer options. Besides Louisville, Finney-Smith is slated to visit Iowa State. Williams wasn't sure of any other visits at this time.

"He's a transfer, I don't know how many visits he's going to take," Williams said.

Finney-Smith won't be the only visitor on Louisville's campus this weekend. Pitino will also host Montrezl Harrell, a four-star prospect who signed with Virginia Tech, but like Finney-Smith, requested his release from the Hokies after Greenberg was dismissed, this weekend.

Louisville has been looking for big men this spring in the Class of 2013 - a class not blessed with a dearth of elite frontcourt talent - but may have found answers in Finney-Smith, a skilled combo forward, and Harrell, a bruising rebounder and shot blocker.


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