Despite averaging around 20 points per game with his high school team and having a brother who was an all-conference performer in the Colonial last season, Dorian Finney-Smith was an under-the-radar recruit for most of his high school career.
This spring, however, Finney-Smith’s recruitment has skyrocketed and his reputation around the country has increased tremendously. He is even ranked in the top 25 by one major scouting outlet.
Finney-Smith, a 6-7 forward from I.C. Norcom High School (Va.) who runs with Boo Williams for AAU, is not concerned or paying attention to the recent rise in attention, though.
“My momma always said, ‘Don’t pay no mind to that,’” he said on Tuesday.
While Finney-Smith is not focused on his ranking or stature when compared to other players, he is excited about people noticing his talent.
“It’s because I play hard and work hard,” he said. “It’s finally paying off. I was always good, I was just worked on my game more. Like the saying goes, people are going to find good players.”
The determination is certainly paying off, especially when it comes to college interest.
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