Twenty-five seconds was all it took for Hawks teenager Luke Jamieson to signal his arrival in the NBL.
A Wollongong development squad player in 2013-14, Jamieson never expected a call to arms in the first game of the season.
But with the Hawks down an import for last week's season-opener against reigning champions New Zealand, coach Gordie McLeod promoted the 19-year-old Illawarra junior into the 10-man travelling team for Auckland.
When starting three-man Tim Coenraad picked up his fourth foul early in the second half, Jamieson was suddenly on the front line.
He played less than three minutes, but the 204cm forward boldly made his presence felt.
Breakers import Kerron Johnson was scooting down court on a fast break and thought he had an easy passage to the basket.
The athletic Jamieson had other ideas, sprinting from behind and launching himself at precisely the right moment to swat Johnson's shot away.
Johnson is probably still wondering who the lanky redhead was that came from nowhere to reject his lay-up.
Jamieson had his own shot blocked two minutes later by 213cm Breakers centre Alex Pledger, but the rookie had left his mark.
"When Gordie said I was going to New Zealand I was just over the moon," the 2013 NSW Youth League Player of the Year said.
"When he called me to sub in, I was a bit nervous, but I just went with it. Getting the block relaxed the nerves and I felt fine.
"When Pledger got me, I thought I had so much room, and the next thing I know he's right there."
A fearless dunker, Jamieson has all the physical tools and potential.
His body is still developing, but he will fill out over the next few years and plans on hitting the weights to cope with stronger opponents.
"That's one of the most important things for me to do now," the former Illawarra Sports High student said.
"I get out-muscled at training by a few of the boys at the moment, and that's one thing Gordie's really spoken to me about. I have to go in and lift more often to be able to match the physicality of it.
"It was amazing to play at that level. It's something a lot of people don't get to do, and now that I've experienced it I just want to have more and more of it. It's made me that much more hungry to keep going and hopefully get more minutes.
"Hopefully within the next couple of years I'll be able to become part of the 10-man team. It's definitely something I really want to aim for over the next year or two."
Jamieson believes his skills and understanding of the game have improved under McLeod's tutelage.
"Gordie's been really helping me with my development," he said.
"I feel like I've improved in the pre-season, just training and spending time with the boys. It helps me immensely.
"I need to get to a level where I'm replicating at training and staying consistent with my development. Hopefully I can keep on progressing and maybe next year or the year after, I might be able to get my crack."