The last four years have been a blur for Kai Woodfall but he's now returned to Tasmania.
The 22-year-old Launceston basketball product has spent his early adulthood studying and representing Southwest Baptist and Missouri Baptist in the United States and alongside Hobart's Callum Barker, led the latter to a conference championship and national finals berth.
"Having Cal there was awesome. It just made everything so much easier," Woodfall said
"Through getting used to the new school, meeting people, new coaches and classes, I've known Cal since I was 12 or 13 so having him there was awesome.
"I'm obviously great mates with the other guys from my team but to share the success we had with someone I know so well was unreal."
That success broke all kinds of school records for Missouri Baptist University following Woodfall's transferal from Southwest Baptist, with the Tasmanian duo leading their side to 20 wins in a row and 25-5 win-loss record through the year.
Resulting in an NCAA finals berth reserved for only 32 schools out of "hundreds", the Spartans were knocked out in their first game but it capped off a "pretty good" season for the Launceston guard.
Getting the American opportunity off the back of Australian under-19 representation, Woodfall moved to Victoria for year 12 studies and played under Ian Stacker, which caught the eye of some pretty influential names.
"Playing under Ian, Liam Simmons, who's actually [Philadelphia 76ers star] Ben Simmons' brother reached out, having seen some of my highlights and from there I was offered a scholarship at Southwest Baptist University."
Set to represent the North West Thunder in the NBL1 for the rest of this season, Woodfall is aiming high off-court with the former Riverside High Student applying for a doctorate of medicine on the mainland with the ultimate goal of becoming an orthopedic surgeon, something he says is bound to change in the future.