Froling, a 6-foot-10 native of Australia, impressed the scouts in attendance with how productive and effective he was on the offensive end of the floor.
“I thought I did well I focused on playing the right way and playing hard,” Froling said. “My shot was falling for me and our team were getting wins. I tried to lead by example and play an all round game, trying to be very unselfish and getting my team involve and ultimately winning the championship.”
Froling has a high skill level, quality hands ,nice touch and a notable feel for the game. But where he stood out the most was with his ability to face the rim and make shots from long distance. He got open looks from three and was comfortable knocking down shots in pick and pop situations.
Froling said the development of his jump shot is something he’s spent a lot of time working on.
“Definitely my versatility and love for the game,” he said when asked about his strengths as a player. “Obviously my shooting ability is a big thing, but I'm a great passer and team guy, playing hard is just a natural thing for me. I'm a guy that loves the game, I'm going to work my tail off to make sure I get the best shot at the NBA.”
“I know my areas I need to improve and I'm going to focus on that leading up to and during college,” he added. “A year ago I was considered an inconsistent shooter, and I guess it goes to show the effort I've put into my shot as I will with my other areas to improve.”
Froling committed to SMU in late January over the likes of Arizona, Colorado and Illinois. He said he’s hoping to make an impact early in his career.
“I'm just going to SMU ready to learn and play the right way,” he said. “I'm going to play hard and make sure I play my game. I know what I'm capable of and I'm going to grow as a player and hopefully play a huge role in a tournament run as a freshman.”
SMU also has Tom Wilson, who is also a native of Australia, and DaShawn McDowell in their 2016 recruiting class.