Harry Froling

Australian basketball player

Harry Froling
Froling with Spójnia Stargard in 2020
Personal information
Born (1998-04-20) 20 April 1998 (age 26)
Townsville, Queensland
Listed height210 cm (6 ft 11 in)
Listed weight123 kg (271 lb)
Career information
High schoolPimlico State
(Townsville, Queensland)
NBA draft2019: undrafted
Playing career2014–present
Career history
2014–2015BA Centre of Excellence
2015–2016Townsville Heat
2015–2016Townsville Crocodiles
2018Townsville Heat
2018–2020Adelaide 36ers
2019Southern Huskies
2020Spójnia Stargard
2020RedCity Roar
2020–2021Brisbane Bullets
2021Mackay Meteors
2021–2022Illawarra Hawks
2022Hobart Chargers
2022–2023Brisbane Bullets
Career highlights and awards
Men's basketball
Representing Australia Australia
FIBA World U17 Championship
Silver medal – second place 2014 Dubai

Harrison Michael Froling (born 20 April 1998) is an Australian professional basketball player. He had a two-year college career in the United States playing for the SMU Mustangs (2016–17) and the Marquette Golden Eagles (2017–18). In 2018, he joined the Adelaide 36ers of the National Basketball League (NBL) and earned NBL Rookie of the Year honours for the 2018–19 season.

Early life and career

Froling was born and raised in Townsville, Queensland,[1] where he attended Pimlico State High School.[2] In 2014, he moved to Canberra to attend the Australian Institute of Sport[3] and played for the BA Centre of Excellence in the SEABL.[4] In 2015, he split his time between the BA Centre of Excellence in the SEABL and the Townsville Heat in the QBL.[1]

Froling spent the 2015–16 NBL season as a member of the Townsville Crocodiles,[5] playing nine games as an injury replacement for Luke Schenscher.[6] Following the NBL season, he returned to the Heat for the QBL season.[1]

Following the QBL season, Froling moved to the United States to play college basketball for the SMU Mustangs. However, he left the team in December 2016 and transferred to Marquette in January 2017.[7] In 10 games for the Mustangs, he averaged 4.3 points and 3.2 rebounds in 14.6 minutes per game.[8]

In the 2017–18 season, Froling played 20 games for the Marquette Golden Eagles. He was unable to debut until mid-December due to NCAA transfer rules.[9] He averaged 2.8 points and 3.0 rebounds in 12.4 minutes per game.[8]

Professional career

After returning to Townsville and helping the Heat win the 2018 QBL championship, Froling joined the Adelaide 36ers of the National Basketball League (NBL) on a two-year deal.[6][10] In the 2018–19 season, he won the NBL Rookie of the Year.[11]

In 2019, Froling had a short stint with the Southern Huskies of the New Zealand NBL.[12]

Froling returned to the 36ers for the 2019–20 NBL season.[13] Following the NBL season, he moved to Poland to play for Spójnia Stargard[14] and later played in the Queensland State League (QSL) for the RedCity Roar.[15]

On 17 July 2020, Froling signed with the Brisbane Bullets for the 2020–21 NBL season.[16] Following the NBL season, he joined the Mackay Meteors of the NBL1 North.[17]

On 23 July 2021, Froling signed with the Illawarra Hawks, teaming up with his brother Sam for the 2021–22 NBL season.[18] On 24 January 2022, he scored a career-high 27 points with eight 3-pointers in a 100–89 win over the 36ers.[19]

Froling joined the Hobart Chargers for the 2022 NBL1 South season.[20]

On 28 May 2022, Froling signed with the Brisbane Bullets for the 2022–23 NBL season.[21] On 22 January 2023, he was hospitalised with a serious head injury after getting knocked unconscious during a night out in Wollongong. He discharged himself later that morning before flying back to Brisbane where he was re-admitted to hospital and underwent brain surgery.[22][23] He was subsequently ruled out for the rest of the season.[24] On 24 January, a 19-year-old man turned himself into police and was charged with reckless grievous bodily harm and affray.[25]

Froling was set to join the Ipswich Force for the 2023 NBL1 North season.[26] The Bullets declined the team option on Froling's contract for the 2023–24 season and he subsequently became a free agent.[27] As of May 2023, Froling has not been cleared for physical activity and could potentially not play competitive basketball again.[28]

Personal life

Froling is the son of Shane and Jenny Froling, and has two older twin sisters, Alicia and Keely, and a younger brother Sam.[29]


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  3. ^ "Daramalan College and Lake Ginninderra College best in Canberra". the-riotact.com. 5 June 2014. Retrieved 15 May 2020.
  4. ^ "HOW AIS BASKETBALL PLAYERS ARE AMONG WORLD'S ELITE". aussiehoopla.com. 31 March 2019. Retrieved 15 May 2020.
  5. ^ O'Neil, Rohan (26 January 2016). "Townsville basketball star commits to SMU for college career". townsvillebulletin.com.au. Retrieved 15 May 2020.
  6. ^ a b "Froling signs two-year deal with Sixers". adelaide36ers.com. 23 April 2018. Retrieved 15 May 2020.
  7. ^ Velazquez, Matt (10 January 2017). "SMU transfer Harry Froling picks Marquette". fdlreporter.com. Retrieved 15 May 2020.
  8. ^ a b "Harry Froling College Stats". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 15 May 2020.
  9. ^ "Harry Froling". gomarquette.com. Retrieved 15 May 2020.
  10. ^ "Young big man Harry Froling to join Adelaide 36ers". Herald Sun. Retrieved 10 November 2018.
  11. ^ Metallinos, Nick (8 May 2019). "Harry Froling now confident of NBA capabilities". ESPN.com.au. Retrieved 15 May 2020.
  12. ^ Mathieson, Andrew (29 June 2019). "Southern Huskies take big win over Taranaki Mountaineers in Harry Froling's debut". examiner.com.au. Retrieved 15 May 2020.
  13. ^ Winter, Brad (6 April 2020). "Harry Froling might be the NBL's most fascinating free agent in 2020". pickandroll.com.au. Retrieved 15 May 2020.
  14. ^ "Harry Froling agrees to deal with PGE Spojnia Stargard". Sportando. 28 January 2020. Retrieved 3 March 2020.
  15. ^ "2020 QSL Teams – RedCity Roar". basketballqld.com.au. Retrieved 13 November 2020.
  16. ^ "Bullets Sign Harry Froling". NBL.com.au. 17 July 2020. Retrieved 17 July 2020.
  17. ^ "2021 NBL1 North Roster Tracker". mackaybasketball.com. Retrieved 24 July 2021.
  18. ^ "Harry Froling joins brother Sam at the Illawarra Hawks". Hawks.com.au. 23 July 2021. Retrieved 23 July 2021.
  19. ^ "Harry's Eight Threes Lead Hawks to Bounce Back Win". NBL.com.au. 24 January 2022. Retrieved 24 January 2022.
  20. ^ "Harry Froling makes Hobart move". NBL1.com.au. 23 February 2022. Retrieved 24 February 2022.
  21. ^ "Harry Froling returns to Brisbane in NBL23". brisbanebullets.com.au. 28 May 2022. Retrieved 24 January 2023.
  22. ^ Fernandez, Tim (24 January 2023). "NBL player Harry Froling recovering from 'alleged assault' during Wollongong night out". abc.net.au. Retrieved 24 January 2023.
  23. ^ Uluc, Olgun (24 January 2023). "Bullets' Froling hit in alleged one punch attack". ESPN. Retrieved 24 January 2023.
  24. ^ "Club Statement". brisbanebullets.com.au. 24 January 2023. Retrieved 24 January 2023.
  25. ^ Fernandez, Tim (25 January 2023). "Teenager bailed over alleged one-punch attack on NBL star Harry Froling outside nightclub". ABC. Retrieved 25 January 2023.
  26. ^ "The Force Finds Froling". facebook.com/ipswichbasketballassociation. 7 November 2022. Retrieved 7 March 2023.
  27. ^ "Bullets deny Harry Froling claims, offer support". ESPN. 14 September 2023. Retrieved 6 October 2023.
  28. ^ Logue, Matt (23 May 2023). "NBL 2023: Harry Froling's ray of hope for return as he faces long road back from serious head injuries". CODE Sports. Retrieved 12 July 2023.
  29. ^ Pike, Chris (26 June 2018). "Harry Proud to Continue Froling Legacy with Sixers". NBL.com.au. Retrieved 15 May 2020.

External links

  • NBL player profile
  • Marquette Golden Eagles bio
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