Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Virginia Tech transfer Dorian Finney-Smith has committed to Florida, sources told SNY.tv.
The 6-foot-8 Portsmouth, Va., native also considered Iowa State, Marquette and Texas.
Finney-Smith, who will visit Florida beginning Thursday, is a nice frontcourt addition for the Gators after they missed out on Findlay Prep forward Anthony Bennett and former Virginia Tech commit Montrezl Harrell.
He will have three years of eligibility left after sitting out the 2012-13 season.
An ACC all-freshman team member in 2012, Finney-Smith averaged 6.3 points and 7.0 rebounds as a freshman. He started 30 of 33 games.
He opted to transfer after coach Seth Greenberg was fired.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.