Former Australian junior stalwart Harry Froling is on the right track of getting his dream after he was named as MVP of the 2016 NBA Basketball Without Borders Camp which was held during the NBA All Star Weekend in Toronto, Canada.
A reported by Foxsports, Froling contributed in helping his Philadelphia 76ers team to a 4-0 finish in the three-day camp and made good impression not only to NBA scouts but to both domestic and international.
“Seeing the other international kids, and how I rank, has been good. I thought I did well. There’s a lot of talent here, and it makes me want to play hard, and make the NBA. This was the first real chance to perform in front of (NBA executives), and it was a good experience,” the 6-foot-10 Froling said.
The camp, which is jointly run by the NBA and FIBA, saw 53 other international prospects from 27 countries learning from the NBA coaches and players such as former Houston Rockets center Yao Ming together with Danilo Gallinari (Denver Nuggets), Bruno Caboclo and Bismack Biyombo (Toronto Raptors) and Jeremy Lamb (Charlotte Hornets).
Aside from Froling, who has committed to play for the Southern Methodist University (SMU), other Australians who took part of the camp were Thon Maker, Matur Maker and William McDowell-White.
Basketball without Borders (BWB) is a global basketball development and community outreach program that unites young basketball players to promote the sport and encourage positive social change in the areas of education, health, and wellness.
The participants coming from Asia, Europe, Latin America and Africa are taught to promote friendship and diversity, the campers are divided into teams without regard to race and nationality. In 2014, BWB took place in Italy, Taiwan and Johannesburg, South Africa.
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