Tasmania's brightest basketballers are readying their jump shots and refining their pick-and-rolls, with the State Basketball League launching this weekend.
This year's competition will have the highest participation team-wise, with 12 men's and eight women's sides suiting up.
Basketball Tasmania chief executive Chris McCoy said little had changed from last year's season format-wise.
"It's come together really well ... we'll have record numbers in the men's and women's competitions which is good," he said.
"Coming out of COVID, we weren't really too sure if there'd be an appetite for getting back on the court.
"But it has certainly shown that the players who missed part of the season were keen to get back onto the State League in men's and women's."
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The season will comprise of the usual weekend single-venue series of multiple games across four weeks including finals.
McCoy said it was great to put on a normal season given the impact of COVID-19 on the sporting landscape.
"We don't have to look too far [for teams] and the sport's shut down in other states ... we're quite fortunate to be able to play our senior State League," he said.
Basketball Tasmania's Scott Boucher said the men's Glenorchy and Penguin teams were not to be trifled with.
Also, the reigning champions in the Launceston Lightning would be tough as they look to repeat as champs.
"They've got some really good guys like the Lachie Brewers of the world who are going to have a good time with it I suspect," he said.
On the women's side of things, Boucher said teams would be challenged by a "tough" Penguin team as well as reigning champs in the Basketball Tasmania High Performance team.
"They [BTas HP] look just as good this year as they did last year," Boucher said.
Round 1 will tip-off at Kingborough Sports Centre on Saturday.