The Bendigo Bank Braves have completed its main roster for next SEABL season with the addition of 201cm big man Josh Garlepp.
The 24-year-old Western Australian is the younger brother of last season's Braves MVP, Tom.
Garlepp's arrival provides big man support for his brother and import Ivan McFarlin next season, following the retirements of Chris Novak and Adam Tanner.
Garlepp last played with his brother in the 2009 Western Australian State Basketball League grand final for the Perry Lakes Hawks.
A late bloomer, Garlepp said he is looking forward to playing for the Braves and being coached by Ben Harvey.
“I’ve heard great things about not only the club but also Ben Harvey from the likes of Shaun Dennis and Shaun Redhage," he said.
"I’m looking forward to meeting the boys and of course suiting back up with Tom."
Harvey said the younger Garlepp will add some depth to the club's big man stocks as it chases an elusive SEABL championship.
“I am extremely happy that Josh has decided to sign with us and complete our roster. He will add some grunt to our big man department and will also compliment Ivan and Tom nicely," Harvey said.