The Maitland Mustangs will have two new imports this season after a superb off-season recruiting program that coach Luke Boyle rates as "a nine out of 10, maybe even a 10".
And it may not be over yet, with talks ongoing for one more player the club is very excited about.
But more on that later. Let's start with the imports.
"We've picked up Sharif Watson who played last season with the Newcastle Hunters," Boyle said.
"He's a power forward but he has plenty of finesse around the basket. He can score inside and outside, he rebounds, had a couple of 40 point games last season, so he's quality. At 26 he's a seasoned pro."
The other import is a guard who only landed in town on Friday.
"His name is Tyler Fry and he played with one of our former imports, Tyler Monroe in the Sacramento area," Boyle explained.
"He comes very highly recommended. He's a shooting guard but can play point as well, and he's a very good defensive player. He's also 26 and led his league in steals and was in the top three for three-point shooting.
"I got to watch him play and he's a really solid player.
"The fact he can play point will allow us to keep Jack Edwards in the shooting guard role."
With Terrell Turner no longer an import, it gives the Mustangs a formidable look heading into the new season which started this weekend (the Mustangs had the bye).
Attempts to resign last season's import Isaiah Ellis met some insurmountable problems despite both parties keen to do a deal.
We look at more than just their performance on court ... we need players who buy into our culture and train hard, who set an example for our young players.Mustangs coach Luke Boyle
"We wanted him to play overseas in our off-season but he'd signed a deal with a club in Switzerland that tied him to the club for longer than he'd expected," Boyle explained. "He was keen to return but we wouldn't get him back until June and by then it's just too late."
Boyle says the club's good record with recruits is no fluke.
"We do our due diligence," he said. "We want players who come recommended, and we look at more than just their performance on court. We need players who buy into our culture and train hard, who set an example for our young players.
"We're finding our former imports are a big help in that regard, giving us good insights into players and talking our club up."
One thing Boyle is determined to do this season is blood some of the club's younger players. It comes on the back of a breakout season for Daniel Millburn when given his opportunity.
"Look how that worked out, and we have a lot of good kids coming through," Boyle said.
"Tiley Markovic, for example ... he's 18 and talented, plays centre, has a big body and deserves a chance.
"And there are three or four others, all in that six-foot-six, six-eight range, who are knocking on the door.
"To be truthful, we're going to have some really tough selections this season deciding who to leave out."
The depth - or lack of - was probably what brought Maitland unstuck more than anything else last season when they finished third despite have their eyes firmly on the title. At the back end of the season, when players are playing with tired bodies, Maitland fell short.
"We thought with Terrell Turner there, we didn't need the second import," Boyle explained. "But then Josh Clifford couldn't play in the semi final because he was best man at a wedding, Jack Edwards dislocates his ankle, and Sam Huggins injures an ankle too ... suddenly we're short on depth."
So, finally, what's the story with the push for a late signing?
"I can't say much, but he's a top player, a big body, and we could have him signed and sealed by the end of the week.
"I'm delighted with the squad we have right now, but if we can sign him ..."