HE'S still to make his NBL debut but Illawarra rookie Sam Froling admits he had a sneaky look past the Hawks season-opener when the draw was released - specifically his side's first clash with Adelaide.
It'll come in Wollongong in round three and he has every reason to underline it in red given it will be his first showdown with older brother and last season's NBL Rookie of the Year Harry Froling.
It'll be a first for the pair and Sam says he's ready to take some revenge on a playing field more level than the backyard battles they fought out as kids.
"There's [already] been a few chats had between me and my brother," he said with a grin.
"I'm really looking forward to that, we've never actually played an official game against each other. We've played on the same teams but we've never actually played a game.
"I reckon I've got him covered now but he definitely had it back in the day. He looked like he ate all my food growing up, he just bullied me.
"He had about 30 kilos on me my whole life, now he's probably only got five or six so I reckon I can take it to him now. I'll kick his arse one-on-one and I'll kick his arse when we beat them to."
A seven-footer tipping the scales at a hundred-plus kilos, the younger Froling certainly still got the odd meal in.
With the athleticism of a swingman, and the IQ to go with it there are plenty of good judges tipping the 19-year-old to get picked up the next NBA draft.
He makes no secret of those aspirations, but said a three-year deal with the Hawks is the perfect springboard for a longer-term push at the NBA.
"The club offered me a pretty reasonable deal and I though it'd be really good for my development," Froling said.
"I will have to have a really good year this year [to get drafted] and even then it's still up in the air. My brother had a really good year last year and didn't even get a look in.
"One year might not be enough, I thought two years would be good and when the opportunity came up I jumped on the third. I'll just take it as it comes, if it doesn't happen this year it doesn't, I'll move on.
There's other avenues to get into the NBA but I really liked what Flinny [coach Matt Flinn] put forward. I thought it would suit me a lot and I'd love to play for him."
It will see him log big minutes in the four spot against the NBL's big men, something that proved the real incentive to forgo the American College system and make the pro leap.
"I just thought I could get a bit more development over here, strut my stuff a little bit more and show what I can do," he said.
"I think I'm more suited this style of game than the American one which is a lot of iso ball, a lot of one-on-one and just running.
"Over here it's a lot more structured and guys are allowed to play to their strengths so it was just a better fit to be over here. I like to play on the perimeter a little bit so it lets me play outside and I can go in and post-up if I want to.
"I'll be taking care of my business off the court, eating right, lifting and putting on a bit of weight to compete with the bigger stronger guys. I'm just going to do everything I can to get better."