HORSHAM basketball export Mitch Creek impressed in his National Basketball League debut on Friday night.
Creek, 18, lined up for his first game with the Adelaide 36ers against Townsville in Adelaide.
Creek said he was still buzzing with excitement after running out onto the court in Australia's premier competition.
"I got an awesome reception when I ran out," he said.
"The crowd went off and I was trying not to smile."
He went into the match expecting to play a minor role.
"I got subbed on about five minutes into the first quarter which was a bit of a shock," he said.
"When I went out onto the court I just did what I had to, and I felt like I held my own."
Creek managed to score with his first two touches in the game.
"The first couple of times I got near the ball I got fouled," he said.
"They were physical and seemed to target me because I was the new rookie.
"I was able to make all four of the free throws, which was a good nerve settler."
Creek finished the match with seven points from 21 minutes of court time.
A highlight came in the third quarter when Creek managed to make a steal and score a slam dunk.
He finished the match with a team high three steals.
Adelaide 36ers won the match 92-79, to give Creek a fairytale debut.
He said his team-mates and coach were rapt with his performance.
"At the end of the game they all got in a circle and chucked me in the middle," he said.
"Everyone was happy with how I played and the energy I brought off the bench.
"Coach Marty Clarke told me I played a perfect first game, which was really good to hear."