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4-star forward Sam Froling to officially visit Arizona

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The Australian is also visiting Maryland, Wichita State, and Creighton

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Four-star forward Sam Froling is set to officially visit the Arizona Wildcats, his older brother Harry (a current player at Marquette and a former Arizona target) revealed on Twitter.

The Australian is the No. 160 player in the 2018 class, per 247Sports’ composite rankings.

Scout.com reports the 6-foot-9 Froling is currently in the United States taking four official visits — the other three being to Creighton, Wichita State, and Maryland.

He will be visiting Arizona on Sunday, Dec. 17.

“Froling is a throwback in the post that can score on crafty mid-range jumpers, hooks over either shoulder and has a decent enough feel for the game that enables for accurate passes from the low post,” reads his scouting report on Rivals.com.

Froling said Arizona sees him as a similar player as Lauri Markkanen.

“It is definitely really appealing,” he told Rivals. “They can get players to the NBA, which is what I really want. I need them to develop my game.”

Here is extensive video of Froling:

Positive recruiting news has been virtually non-existent for the Wildcats since the results of the FBI’s recruiting bribery probe went public in late September.

Arizona was dropped from consideration by several top-10 prospects and lost five-star point guard Jahvon Quinerly.

Arizona has two signees in four-star point guard Brandon Williams and four-star forward Shareef O’Neal, but both prospects signed non-binding financial aid papers, meaning they can still back out of their commitments.

Arizona currently has the No. 32 class in the country and it is unclear who else from the 2018 class they are recruiting besides Froling.

Four-star guard Tyler Herro decommitted from Wisconsin and was expected to consider Arizona, but he committed to Kentucky.

Arizona coach Sean Miller once said the UA planned to sign five to seven prospects in its 2018 class, then he later said he was unsure, then most recently said he hopes to sign five when all is said and done.

There is still a long way to go before the spring signing period begins on April 11, but the Wildcats clearly have a lot of work to do before then — and it is an uphill battle seeing the program is marred by uncertainty because of the federal investigation.


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