Wollongong Hawks import "Lethal" Lance Hurdle is looking forward to catching up with his parents next month.
Hurdle's folks are flying to Australia to stay with their pro basketballer son, the eldest of their four children, and watch a couple of Hawks games.
The 25-year-old guard's father served in the US Navy and was briefly stationed in Sydney.
"My dad's been all over the world and said I'm going to have a great time in Australia," he said.
"My mother's never been out of the country. She doesn't like flying, but she said she'll come over here and visit me. It should be fun."
Hurdle enjoyed his three-year stint in the NBA's D-League and has embraced his time with the Hawks as a new and exciting chapter in his life.
"I'm having fun out here and I want to enjoy this experience, and wherever God takes me next, I'm ready," he said.
"Playing in the D-League was a great experience. You're playing against NBA talent every single night. You play like an NBA schedule with the travel. It was tough but I had a lot of fun doing it."
Hurdle had 10 points in his official NBL debut last week against the Sydney Kings.
He had Hawks fans high-fiving in the stands when he scored Wollongong's first two baskets on an alley-oop dunk and three-pointer.
Hurdle is looking forward to his first trip to Queensland's Far North when the Hawks battle the Taipans on Friday in Cairns.