The George Washington Carver boys’ basketball team in New Orleans is making a case that many have felt is long overdue in the state of Louisiana.  They have put themselves in position to start being mentioned as not only an elite program statewide but nationally. They are home to one of the most lethal backcourts that currently exist nationally and class of 2022 6’6 SG Dorian Finister is part of that dynamic duo.  He plays the game with intensity and passion and has positioned himself take the next step in his already impressive skill set. 

You would be hard pressed to find a prospect who loves to play game at the rate he does.  He is a gym rat who loves to work on his game and improve his skills.  Offensively, he plays the game with a high motor and puts pressure on the defense for the entirety of the game.  He is lightning quick with the basketball and can get by just about any player you put in front of him.  He finishes strong at the rim with either hand or is not afraid to throw it down with force if the opportunity is there.  He has really put in the work to consistently knock down mid-range shots as well as step back beyond the three-point arc.  This improved shot has made it even more difficult for teams to play off him and he has taken that next step in becoming a legit three level scorer.  He has an above average IQ and passes the ball very well in the open court as well in half court sets.  He can see plays before they happen and put teammates in position to score easy bucket.  

Defensively he takes pride in shutting down the opposing team’s best player.  His size and length make him the perfect perimeter defender as well as his ability to move his feet.  He gets many of his steals anticipating the passing lanes as well as causing deflections.  He is an elite athlete, and this allows him to go up and challenge shots at the rim.  He may appear to be thin for his height, but he has added muscle to his frame and now can take the contact from bigger guards that will give him success at the next level.  He rebounds the ball very well and likes to push the ball in transition after securing the boards.  His overall play on the guard as well as being an exceptional young man off the court and in the classroom has put him position to land on the radar of schools in the region and some have looked to make it a point to land him for their 2022 recruiting class.  

Some of the schools that have shown a lot of interest and have extended offers are Tulane, University of Louisiana, New Orleans, McNeese St, and Southern University.  We fully expect this list to continue to grow as he has started off this season red hot with such a talented high school squad and should carry over into the spring and summer.  When it is all said and done his name should be on the priority list of every program in the region and beyond.