Doe-Doe Set To Transfer From Virginia Tech

Posted: May 8, 2012 in Men's Basketball

In a somewhat curious turn of events, Dorian Finney-Smith has decided to transfer from Virginia Tech in the wake of the Seth Greenberg firing.

Farewell, Doe-Doe

David Teel, who first broke the story, posted this on his blog:

“This has been brewing for months,” a source said, explaining that Finney-Smith never was comfortable at Tech.

I wish I could say that I was surprised at this decision but I’m really not.  If you followed Virginia Tech basketball closely last season and went to the games, it was easy to tell that there was something off about Doe-Doe.  I had a hard time putting my finger on it, but I don’t think it’s any coincidence in retrospect that he struggled like he did last year.

If you combine very tough competition, the struggles with his game during the season, strained relationships in the locker room, a general unhappiness/discomfort with Blacksburg as a town, and his main recruiter leaving for ODU this off-season, it’s not a surprise at all.

That being said, I’m sad to see Doe-Doe go.  He’s a player that has a lot of potential.  This off-season he has added 10 pounds to his frame which is what needed to happen a long time ago.  His leaving brings up some interesting questions regarding depth for the Hokies squad moving forward.

For all of Hokie Nation, good luck wherever you end up Doe-Doe (likely to be ODU).

UPDATE:  According to Ed Miller (@edmillervp), Dorian Finney-Smith isn’t interested in transferring to ODU like it was speculated today.

Finney-Smith not interested in transfer to #odu, according to his mother, Desiree Finney.

I guess time will tell to see where Doe-Doe ends up.


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