Keely Froling leaves SMU women’s basketball team

Forward Keely Froling announced on her Instagram page she has left the SMU women’s basketball team. She will to return home to Australia to continue her basketball career.

Froling, a 6-foot-2 sophomore, came to SMU from Australia in 2014 with her twin sister, Alicia. She averaged 3.7 points and 4.3 rebounds in 21 games for SMU in 2015-16. She missed the first part of the season while recovering from an ACL injury. As a freshman, she averaged 5.0 points and 5.8 rebounds in 28 games played.

Keely said in her Instagram post that she left Dallas on Monday. She has not given a reason for her departure.

The Froling family will maintain a strong presence at SMU. Alicia averaged 12.4 points and 10.7 rebounds per game and was named to the all-conference third team. She was one of three American Conference players to average a double-double. Her 311 rebounds in 2015-16 set an SMU record.

The Froling sisters’ younger brother, four-star power forward Harry Froling, is verbally committed to play for SMU’s men’s basketball team starting in 2016-17.

SMU women’s basketball posted a 13-18 record in 2015-16, an improvement from a 7-23 season in 2014-15. Rhonda Rompola, who had been SMU’s head coach since 1991-92, retired from the position at the end of the season. SMU has not named a new head coach yet.

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