15/04/2024
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Harry Froling and Finn Delaney during NBL22. Photo: Brisbane Bullets

The Froling brothers will play together for the first time in the NBL, with Harry signing for the Illawarra Hawks in NBL22.

The Froling brothers will play together for the first time in the NBL, with Harry signing for the Illawarra Hawks in NBL22.

Harry Froling most recently played for the Brisbane Bullets, with the forward suiting up in 114 games since his NBL-debut in 2015. He was named the NBL Rookie of the Year in 2019.

In 17 minutes of court time for the Bullets in NBL21, Froling averaged eight points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.4 assists.

Illawarra Hawks President and Co-Owner – Dorry Kordahi – was thrilled to welcome Harry Froling to Illawarra, and is excited to see the 23-year-old take to the court with his younger brother.

“Harry [Froling] is another great piece and we are thrilled to have him as part of the Hawks roster for the upcoming season. He’s a determined, aggressive and powerful young player and will give Brian [Goorjian] another strong option to go to throughout the season,” Kordahi said.

“Illawarra fans should be excited about this signing and how the roster is coming together. It’ll also be great for our supporters to see the two Froling boy’s share the court in the same uniform for the first time. We all know how well Sam [Froling] played last season and we hope the addition of Harry can help elevate both boy’s games to another level yet again.”

Hawks coach Brian Goorjian – who is currently in Tokyo preparing for the Boomers’ Olympics campaign – said his signing would bring the side closer to the summit after making great strides in NBL21.

“We all know it’s a long NBL season and after losing Cam [Bairstow] late last year we were probably a big guy short. Now we have a wealth of great options to choose from in that front court rotation. The idea of coaching both Sam and Harry so many years after coaching their father Shane [Froling] also brings a smile to my face and I can’t wait to get to work with them,” Goorjian said.

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Harry Froling missed out on the NBA Draft after being given pre-season opportunities with the likes of the Philadelphia 76ers in 2019.

He joins Duop Reath and Travis Trice as the latest big-name signing for the Hawks, who are building a squad around MVP-finalist Tyler Harvey to achieve the ultimate success in the upcoming NBL season.

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