A hectic basketball schedule keeps him from seeing what Wollongong has to offer as a city, but Hawks import Kevin Tiggs is eager to spread his wings tomorrow night in Perth.
Tiggs touched down in Australia just over a fortnight ago as a replacement for former import Durrell Summers and is averaging 17 points in two games with the Hawks.
He has been undergoing a crash course of sorts on the training court and is gradually getting his head around coach Gordie McLeod's offensive and defensive systems.
The training, travelling and playing routine has left him little time - not to mention energy - to do any sightseeing around Wollongong.
"I've been in my apartment for the most part. First and foremost, I'm just focused on basketball and getting to know the system we've got going on here."
The Hawks (1-2) will tackle what many might describe as the NBL's version of mission impossible this weekend.
They fly to Perth today for tomorrow night's clash with the league-leading Wildcats (5-0) before travelling back on Saturday to prepare for a Sunday afternoon home game against reigning champions New Zealand.
"It's hard to win on the road, but we'll be trying to come out with this win, which would be really good for us.
" We've got a good, tough group of guys who won't back down from anything. It's going to be a good game and I can't wait to play it."
Wollongong chalked up their first win of the season with last week's 85-81 home victory over Townsville.
Tiggs had 20 points, five rebounds and two steals in 18 minutes off the bench.
"It's a real good league and I'm glad to be playing in it," Tiggs said.
"It felt good the home game we just had. The fans really showed us love. It really is a boost to carry us on to the next game."
The Hawks played in front of 2555 fans at home against Townsville.
The Cats are likely to draw a crowd in excess of 10,000 tomorrow.
"I've seen on TV that their fans seem to really get into the game, but we'll see how it goes," Tiggs said.