Brisbane have retained the services of NBL standout Lamar Patterson, staving off international interest after the American's dominant form for the Bullets last season.
Patterson averaged 17.8 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game once arriving mid-season to pilot the club into the finals.
The 27-year-old's return, alongside imports EJ Singler and Taylor Braun, completes the Bullets' roster and is testament to the league's improved stature in the United States, according to the club's general manager Richard Clarke.
Clarke oversaw a successful period at the New Zealand Breakers before his move to Brisbane and admitted players like Patterson had traditionally been too good to keep in the league.
"We've seen guys like Casper (Ware) and Casey Prather coming back (to Sydney Kings and Melbourne United) ... the quality of import is fantastic," he said.
"At (the NBA's) Summer League the level of interest from agents and players around our league was high ... it's highly respected now as one of the best leagues below the NBA."
Coach Andrej Lemanis said the squad, which also includes speedy Australian guard Nathan Sobey, had the potential to play a style of position-less basketball often seen in the NBA.
He said Braun had been on their radar for several seasons, comparing him to Australian NBA talent Joe Ingles.
"His game is multi-faceted and sometimes not appreciated ... scouts told us 'if you can get Taylor, get Taylor, don't be stupid'," he said.
"We've got a very good team - the league's good but we've got a team that's improved on last year."
On Wednesday, Brisbane also confirmed a permanent move to play and train at the new Queensland State Netball Centre.
Lemanis said the club's new base - also home to the Queensland Firebirds in Super Netball - would offer a legitimate home-court advantage.
Bullets chief executive Jim Carmichael said the permanent venue would also allow the club to schedule more convenient fixtures, a sore point with fans after previously splitting games between Boondall's Entertainment Centre and Southbank's Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Australian Associated Press