Hometown: Portsmouth, Va.
Previous School: Wilson
- Helped lead Wilson to a state quarterfinal appearance.
- Played in Hampton Roads Top 20 Senior Classic in 2013
- Averaged 16.5 points, 3.5 steals and made 33 3-pointers as a junior, earning Eastern District Offensive Player of the Year honors
- First-team All-Tidewater and second-team All-Eastern Region as a junior
- Named newcomer of the year, while earning first-team All-Eastern District as a freshman
- Four-time first-team All-Eastern District honoree in cross country
- Honor Roll student each season at Wilson
- Named Superintendant Scholar as a junior
- Member of the National Honor Society
- Chose VCU over nationally ranked Delaware, Old Dominion and James Madison
COACH STOLLINGS ON FINNEY-SMITH:
"We are ecstatic about Monnazjea becoming our first-ever signee from the state of Virginia. She is a high school superstar in the Hampton Roads area and a charismatic leader on and off the court. Monnazjea has the heart of a champion and we are confident she will excite the Ram Nation fan base with her versatility and blue-collar mentality on the court. Monnazjea plays for a high school program with a rich tradition and a veteran coach in Roger Smith at Wilson. In addition, she played club basketball for Boo Williams and is the last of the Finney-Smith siblings to play Division I basketball. Her brother, Dorian is a sophomore at the University of Florida."