September 28, 2010

Coach goes in-depth on Finney-Smith

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The Hokies landed a big pledge for basketball today. Hokiehaven.com was there and talked to his high school coach Leon Goolsby to go in-depth about the No. 37 prospect in the nation, small forward Dorian Finney-Smith.

"Virginia Tech is getting a player that is committed," the I.C. Norcom head coach said. "He loves to win, he's multi-faceted, and he plays multiple positions and is very versatile. He's got a great basketball IQ and works hard. He loves to work and gets along with everybody on the floor, he makes his teammates better."

Goolsby went further.

"He's a very humble kid and very unselfish," he stated. "He gives credit to his teammates even when he was getting all the awards as state player of the year last season.

"He's a guy that loves to win and loves to compete. Every day he gets better. I tell him to do something and he'll do it. He's always yes sir, no sir and you challenge him, he always rises to the occasion.

"He is also strong academically, very polite and treats everybody with kindness. He's very loyal and always honest with me. He has really developed as a leader and understands the bigger picture at the end of the day."

So, what kind of impact can he have on the Hokies next season?

"I think he'll bring a winning attitude," Goolsby said. "I'm not saying they don't have it, but he knows how to win, he's won championships before. They are getting an all-around player that can rebound very well and isn't afraid of contact. He's just a great kid first."

Brian Mohr has covered recruiting in the mid-Atlantic since 2004 and has covered Virginia Tech since 2006 for Hokiehaven.com. To contact Brian, please email him at brian.mohr@cox.net for questions, comments or tips, which are always welcome and appreciated

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