“The program and facilities were unbelievable, and the knowledge and players-coaching staff was also a major draw card,” Froling said.
“The strength and conditioning side of things was also leading edge. It is going to be a very hard and challenging experience and I believe that's what I need to take my game to the next level, no more just getting by the way I have for the last 18 years.”
Froling, a native of Australia, was regarded as a four-star prospect coming out of high school. He signed with SMU, but opted to transfer after 10 games.
Prior to making his transfer choice, Froling visited Marquette and Oregon State. His visit to Marquette was January 8th and 9th. Froling is expected to enroll at Marquette this week.
“I was heavily involved with Marquette before I committed and signed with SMU and this is sort of third time coming that they have really expressed interest in me,” Froling said about Marquette.
Froling will be forced to the sidelines for this semester and the first semester of next year, before having two and a half years of eligibility.
“For now I'm going to focus on giving my all this redshirt year and helping the team in every way possible by bringing my best at practice and on the scout team for when there are games,” he said. “I'm really excited and happy with my choice and can't wait to get stuck in and prove everyone wrong.”
Froling averaged 4.3 points and 3.2 rebounds a game this season. At 6-foot-10, Froling is equipped with quality hands, good touch and has a good feel for the game.
“I think in the future, I will be able to be a major part of special team,” he said.
“Provided I do the work, and get in the best shape of my life I don't see any reason I can’t play a major role on the team next year, and years to come. At the end of the day I know it will come down to the work I put in and I'm ready to do that.”null