Courtesy of our sister paper in Norfolk, here is an update on Dorian Finney-Smith’s search for a new school:
By Larry Rubama
Former Norcom High basketball star Dorian Finney-Smith has received interest from more than 20 colleges since he announced last week that he planned to transfer from Virginia Tech, his mother said.
Finney-Smith, a 6-foot-9 forward, has narrowed his list to Florida, Marquette, Georgetown, Iowa State, Villanova, Texas and Alabama.
His mother, Desiree Finney-Smith, said he hopes to make two visits soon, then decide by mid-June.
“There’s a dead period coming up so we have to wait until after the dead period is over,” Finney said, referring to the time from May 17-26 in which coaches cannot meet in person with prospective athletes. “So we’ll probably have to wait until the end of May and then take some visits.”
They won’t visit Florida.
“We’ve already been there before, and we know the staff and coach (Billy) Donovan,” she said
They also want to make a decision soon so Finney-Smith can enroll in summer school.
Until then Finney-Smith will continue working out. He also has plans to attend the Kevin Durant Nike Skills Academy Camp next month.