Frol­ing shoots to reps spot

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT - LIAM BUT­TER­WORTH

SAM­SON Frol­ing has shot his way into the Aus­tralian un­der- 17 rep­re­sen­ta­tive team.

Like his fa­ther Shane and sib­lings Alicia, Keely and Harry, Sam­son will don the green and gold for a ju­nior na­tional team when he plays at the FIBA Ocea­nia Cham­pi­onships in New Zealand in Au­gust.

Hav­ing been one of the stand­outs in the cham­pi­onship win­ning team at the Aus­tralian un­der- 16 na­tion­als ear­lier this month, Frol­ing was one of 16 play­ers in­vited to trial for the na­tional team at a se­lec­tion camp in Can­berra at the week­end.

He ar­rived back in Townsville late last night hav­ing achieved his goal.

The 15- year- old power for­ward is a bot­tom age player in the un­der- 17 di­vi­sion but still earned a spot in the side, which will at­tempt to qual­ify for the un­der- 17 world cham­pi­onships next year.

It caps a strong week for the Townsville bas­ket­ball fam­ily.

Sam­son’s sis­ter Alicia is in Rus­sia help­ing the Aus­tralian Gems un­der- 19 team to an un­beaten start to their world cham­pi­onship cam­paign.

She bagged nine points and seven re­bounds in the Gems’ 14- point win over Brazil on Sun­day, while brother Harry flew out yesterday for the Adi­das Na­tions tour­na­ment in the US.

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