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Harry Froling, former SMU basketball player, transferring to Marquette over Oregon State

The 6’11 Aussie choose Marquette over the Beavers

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After weighing his options Harry Froling, the big man from Australia, has decided to transfer to Marquette instead of Oregon State. SMU Scout was the first to report the news.

Harry Froling is a 6-foot-11, 260-pound freshman who started his career at SMU. The former four-star recruit committed to the Mustangs back when Larry Brown was still the man in charge but quickly became unhappy with his role under new coach Tim Jankovich. Harry Froling had this to say about his decision to transfer, "I have loved my teammates and my coaches here at SMU, but I was hoping to play a much more significant role than the one I have here now.”

In 10 games at SMU this season, Froling played 14.6 minutes per game and averaged 4.3 points and 3.2 rebounds.

Harry Froling originally was deciding between Dayton and Oregon State, but in recent weeks decided to visit Marquette instead and cut Dayton out of his top list of schools.

The 18-year-old announced his intentions to transfer from SMU in mid-December and because of his early transfer decision he could be eligible to play for Marquette during the second half of the 2017-18 season (once the second semester starts).

Harry Froling is a talented big man that the Beavers desperately wanted. Froling is a strong defender and rebounder, but also has range that extends all the way to the three-point line. If Froling can consistently hit open three-pointers, he will open the floor up for his teammates.

Oregon State has already added four star shooting guard, Ethan Thompson and three star small forward, Zach Reichle, to the 2017 class. But, their struggles this season have exposed their lack of depth. The Beavers have succeeded in bringing in top-talent like: Tres Tinkle, Stephen (and now Ethan) Thompson, Drew Eubanks and JaQuori McLaughlin; but they have failed to surround them with talented complimentary players. After missing out on Harry Froling, the Beavers will continue to search for other recruits.