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Interro-Gator: Five questions with Dorian Finney-Smith
Published: Friday, February 7, 2014 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 11:03 p.m.
Q:How did you get the nickname Doe-Doe?
A: It was a nickname passed down from my grandma. When I came out, they said I looked just like her and her name is Doral and my real name is Dorian, so they just passed me down the name.
Q: What was it like growing up in Hampton, Va.?
A: It's a great area, a lot of shipyards. A lot of great athletes come from that area. I love Virginia. I love the seventh suburb. That's what we call it because it's the seventh city (in the Hampton Roads metropolitan area). It's the same area code.
Q: What's been the biggest adjustment for you, coming from Virginia Tech to Florida?
A: The weather. I love the Florida weather. Basketball-wise, we play so fast here. At Virginia Tech, we (were) more of a half-court team. Here we get up and down, press the whole game.
Q: You're leading the team in rebounding (7.8 rpg). How have you developed into a strong rebounder?
A: Just reading the ball off the rim. I know if you shoot the ball in the corner, it's going to come off opposite. Just keep my motor going, try to not take a play off. Stay aggressive on the offensive and defensive boards
Q: How much pride are you taking in your role as sixth man on this team?
A: I try to come off the bench with lot of energy. Try to change the game, affect the game any way I can. Even if I'm not hitting shots. Getting on the glass and playing defense. You know, get excited.