Cheshire Phoenix general manager James Brice insists fans need not be concerned by the lack of signings by the club so far during the off season.
With around six weeks until the new BBL season tips off, the Nix currently have a roster of four, comprising of veteran forward and club captain David Aliu, UK guards Martyn Gayle and Sedale Hanson-Young and American point guard Sean McGonagill.
A number of BBL teams have recruited strongly during the summer with several sides close to completing their roster for the new campaign, although some players moves to the UK are dependent on their visas being approved.
But Brice insists that a flurry of signings is just around the corner and believes that fans will be pleased with the strength of the roster come the start of the season.
“We have finished our recruitment pretty much, it is just a case of ensuring everything is finalised before we announce signings,” said Brice, who revealed that there could still be as many as five new faces to arrive at the Cheshire Oaks Arena.
“We don’t want to jump the gun with any signings but we are very pleased with how we have recruited.
“We’re wanting a stable squad and have made sure that the players that we are bringing in are the right fit for the club.”
So far, Brown University graduate McGonagill is the only overseas player on the club’s roster, with the 23-year-old Brookfield, Illinois native holding a dual Irish/American passport.
That frees up space on the roster for the Nix to bring in further American talent, with a three guard with NCAA Division One experience for a major Big Ten Conference college set to join along with a power forward who has been playing in Bolivia.
Another player on a dual UK/American passport is also set to arrive while there could also be room for two more, making a possible nine-strong roster.
“Obviously fans will be keen to know who else will be joining us and we’re close to being able to announce some more signings,” added Brice.
“The squad we have put together will be a competitive one. Teams in the BBL have strengthened during the summer but we’re confident we’ll have a winning team for our fans at the Cheshire Oaks Arena.”