The North-West Thunder expects all of its interstate and overseas players to arrive in the state early next month to prepare for the start of the SEABL competition on March 16.
Head coach Phil Thomas said the arrival of the four players in early February would be in direct contrast to last year when the team had a disrupted start to the season.
``Last year was no one's fault but it was a less than ideal start for us and we're looking for a much better preparation this season,'' Thomas said.
He said former Sydney Kings players Blagov Janev and Tom Wright were due in the first week of February and Americans Eric Gaff and Troy Payne would arrive the week after.
Gaff is back for his third year with the Thunder while Payne is a replacement for Shawntes Gary, who has decided not to return.
``We're looking forward to the energy Troy will bring to the team and I think the club supporters will be pleasantly surprised,'' he said.
Another virtual recruit for the Thunder is Sam Harris, who at 221 centimetres is the tallest player in the SEABL.
Local players in the Thunder program have resumed training after the Christmas break and the team has been bolstered with the return of aggressive guard Scott McGaffin.
He is the brother of regular Thunder player Lee McGaffin and is back with the team after a two-year break.
Thomas said young players Matthew Brazendale, Mason Bragg, Matt Zerna and Dylan Warren had impressed him so far and they would give added depth this year.