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Sibling rivalry driving Keely Froling to Capitals stardom

17 November 2018 7:20 AM
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Their brother Harry is making waves for the Adelaide 36ers in his return to the NBL while 17-year-old Sam has the world at his feet after the Basketball Australia centre of excellence graduate joined the NCAA's Creighton Bluejays.

The bloodlines make it seem like they never had a choice when it came to playing basketball - but Keely and Alicia resisted for as long as they could.

"Alicia and I didn’t start playing until we were nine, I think we were just around it so much we were like ‘nup, we don’t want to play’. Look where we’ve ended up," Keely laughed.

"Our house was super competitive, everything was a competition. Who is the best shooter? Who can do this, who can do that? It was always quite competitive and nobody wanted to lose, so I think that helped in the long run.

"There was definitely some fights, there was definitely some bloody toes from playing barefoot in the driveway, bloody knees and all sorts of things. It was fun.

"It’s nice now that everyone is playing and playing pretty well. Sam is enjoying his first season at college, Alicia has come back really well off her knee injury, so it’s good.

"[Harry] has been doing so well, I think better than we thought. Good for him, it’s really good for his confidence too. Hopefully they can start winning as well but he’s been doing really well, so it’s good for him."

Canberra sit third on the table heading into their clash with Dandenong in a massive reversal of fortunes considering where they have been during Froling's stint at the club.

She admits the lack of double-headers so far have helped, but she isn't looking forward to December when they will be backing up so often the Capitals might feel like there is no time to rest.

But Froling admits there is one road trip during an arduous month she simply can't wait for. A date with the Townsville Fire means she'll finally be going home to see her parents.


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