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Recruiting News | Dorian Finney-Smith and Norcom Take Down unc’s McAdoo and Norfolk Christian (and More on Finney-Smith)

Hokie Class of 2011 signee Dorian Finney-Smith and the undefeated Norcom Greyhounds stayed undefeated last night with a 69-67 win over Norfolk Christian, which features unc signee James McAdoo (son of the former LA Laker).  This was a mega-match-up on many fronts.  Norcom, the defending Virginia AAA State Champs, are ranked 13th in the nation by Rivals.com and 23rd in the country by ESPN Rise (rise.espn.com).  Norfolk Christian was ranked 65th in the land by Rivals.com. 

Then you have the two stars.  Dorian, last year’s Virginia AAA Player of the Year, is ranked 37th in the Class of 2011 by Rivals, #27 on ESPN, and 26th on Scout.com.  McAdoo, also a forward, is a 5-star and 8th ranked recruit by Rivals, #5 on ESPN.com, and 7th on Scout.com.

McAdoo led all scorers with 24 while Finney-Smith got a double-double with 16 points (6/13 from the field) and 10 rebounds.  Norcom is now 11-0 and have won 21 straight games.  The Greyhounds play Norview tonight, then face #3 ranked (according to ESPN Rise) Findley Prep from Nevada on Saturday at Wilson High School.

Finney-Smith Getting Major Pub: Dorian is on the ESPN college basketball recruiting front page right now after his performance at the GSK Invitational in Raleigh.  Says ESPN Recruiting Analyst Dave Telep, “At this point, given how his senior season has gone, he’s vaulted himself into serious contention for the McDonald’s All-American Game. His candidacy supports the notion that every game matters. In the title game at GSK, D.F.S dominated all facets including intensity and purpose. He didn’t take a perimeter jumper in the championship but was a beast inside and a tremendous decision maker. The best player at the event.” 

High praise.  And it would be sweet to have a McDonald’s All-American if it pans out.  McRibs for everybody!  (oh, wait, they are gone… tear)

Norcom won the GSK behind that “beast” named Dorian Finney-Smith.  He had 20 points, 10 rebounds, and 3 blocks in the opening round win over Word of God (pretty sure that’s where John Wall went), a 64-62 OT win.  Norcom had to overcome a 20 point halftime deficit in the game.

The Greyhounds then beat Westchester in the semi-finals and Charlotte United Faith in the Championship Game.

For more news on the 2011 VT signees, check out our 2011 Recruiting Stats and News Page (LINK) or check out the Player Profiles (LINK)

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    Sure would be nice to get us a “Burger Boy” this year! It would be quite a statement about where the program is headed.

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