Sam Froling joins the podcast to chat with Dan Boyce about making the Boomers World Cup extended squad, plans for next season and more.
Froling will enter his fifth season, after a breakout season which saw him named captain of the Illawarra Hawks and win the Club's Most Valuable Player Award.
On the back of representing the Boomers in several FIBA World Cup Qualifiers, getting the chance to play for Australia in the World Cup is a career highlight for Froling.
We discuss this as well as what it was like playing in Japan, what he's been working on developing during his off-season and what his family had to say when they got the news of his selection.
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Playing in Japan (2:00)
Being selected to the Boomers extended squad for the FIBA World Cup (7:30)
His take on the Hawks 2022/23 season (11:00)
Thoughts on the Hawks roster for NBL24 (13:30)
What he’s been working on to improve his game during the off-season (15:00)
What makes Townsville one of the hotbeds for developing Australian basketball talent (20:00)
The biggest hurdles he’s faced so far as a player (25:00)
The highlights of his career (30:00)
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Current NBL Stars - Bryce Cotton, Chris Goulding, Tyler Harvey, Dejan Vasiljevic, Thomas Abercrombie, Daniel Johnson, Jason Cadee, Mitch McCarron, Anthony Drmic, Luke Travers, Sam Froling
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NBA Stars Past & Present - Andrew Bogut, Matthew Dellavedova, Stephen Jackson, Randy Livingston, Torrey Craig, Jack White, Acie Earl, Josh Childress, Reggie Smith, Todd Lichti, Ryan Broekhoff, Doug Overton
The NBL's Greatest Imports - Darryl McDonald, Ricky Grace, Derek Rucker, Leon Trimmingham, Scott Fisher, Lanard Copeland, Dwayne McClain, Darnell Mee, Shawn Redhage, Al Green, Steve Woodberry, Doug Overton, Kevin Lisch
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All that and much more.