Final Six For Finney-Smith

Dorian Finney-Smith is one of the brightest stars of the 2011 high school class. TSR's Alex Schwartz spoke to him about his shrinking list of schools.

Coming into the spring, Dorian Finney-Smith of IC Norcam (VA) was not particularly well-known on a national level. Now the 6'6, 189-pound wing is ranked a five star player in the class of 2011, checking at number 24 in the rankings.

While at the prestigious NBPA Top 100 Camp at the University of Virginia, Finney-Smith updated on the status of his recruitment and also provided his thoughts on the Terps.

Virginia Tech, Virginia, Wake Forest, Maryland, Florida, and Old Dominion are the final six schools on Finney-Smith's list. He has offers from all of them except for Florida, and has no leaders at this point.

"I went on an unofficial to Virginia Tech," said Finney-Smith, adding that the ACC program is the only school he has tripped to.

Finney-Smith would like to take some visits in the near future, but was not planning on doing so right after NBPA Camp.

"I don't know where though," the Old Dominion State standout said. "I'm tired, so I'll probably go home [after camp]."

Finney-Smith would like to stay local for college, something that bodes well for the University of Maryland.

"I don't know, I think Maryland or Virginia," said Finney-Smith of which of his finalists is closest to home.

"I know Coach Bino [Ranson]. He just got there. He's been recruiting me at Xavier, so I really know Coach Bino," said Finney-Smith of the new Maryland assistant coach. He added that Ranson and Rob Ehsan are the two coaches he has been in touch with the most.

Has Finney-Smith had any contact with Maryland Head Coach Gary Williams? "Yes, he emailed me a lot," said the long, skilled wing.

As for what he looks the most about Maryland, Finney-Smith remarked, "I like the style of play."

Finney-Smith lists rebounding as the strongest aspect of his game, while he says ball handling is his chief weakness out on the floor.

"I don't know, I don't think nobody because I'm so unselfish," replied Finney-Smith when asked who he would compare his game to.

Finney-Smith had a solid showing at NBPA Top 100 Camp, averaging 7.7 points per game in his six outings, good enough to be in the top half of camp. His single game high was 15, and he reached double digits two times.

Considering that there were over 30 players in camp that were taller than him, the fact that Finney-Smith tied for the fifth longest wingspan of players measured is quite impressive. At 6'6, Finney-Smith has a 6'11 wingspan, which is likely why he is able to rebound the ball so well.

Maryland is one of just a half dozen schools that remain on Dorian Finney-Smith's school list and the Terrapins hope to be the final one standing when all is said and done.

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