Finney-Smith latest transfer helping No. 1 Florida

By: Miranda Mason Email
By: Miranda Mason Email

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida coach Billy Donovan is finding sustained success with college basketball's version of the waiver wire.
Donovan has gotten key contributions from his last three transfers, starting with former Georgetown center Vernon Macklin in 2009 and continuing with former Rutgers guard Mike Rosario in 2011.
Now, it's Dorian Finney-Smith making the most of his relatively new surroundings in Gainesville.
Finney-Smith, who sat out last year after transferring from Virginia Tech, is coming off one of his best games of the season -- a 19-point, nine-rebound performance at Vanderbilt that helped the No. 1 Gators extend their winning streak to 20 games.
Donovan says "when he's playing well, it definitely changes and helps our team."
Florida hosts LSU on Saturday. The Tigers have dropped six straight on the road.

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