THE pieces of the Bendigo Braves' puzzle are falling into place, with Perth Wildcats development player Michael Vigor the latest signing for the SEABL club.
The NBL club's forward joins former Sandringham guard Josh Wilcher as an addition to the Braves' roster.
Fears the Braves would struggle next season following the losses of MVPs Tom Garlepp, Jazz Ferguson and Ivan McFarlin are starting to subside with two import signings still to come.
Coach Ben Harvey is closing in on deals with two Americans - likely to be a centre and a mid-size player - and the Braves' squad is looking healthier than it might have after the key departures.
"The hardest are the Australians, by far, the imports are a bit easier because there's a lot to look at," Harvey said.
"I think I've got the right mix so things are starting to come together pretty well."
Vigor, 23, has seen limited court time for the Wildcats, but was recommended to Harvey by Wildcats veteran and former Brave Shawn Redhage.
"He's a 6'9" young kid, he wants to play NBL and his coach Trevor Gleeson feels that SEABL is the next best step for him," Harvey said.
Vigor averaged 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Perth Redbacks in WA's State Basketball League last season.
"We've recruited him because we think he'll be a fantastic fit," Harvey said.
"I just think he'll give us some good rebounding strength and some good inside presence. He's got a nice jump shot inside.
"He'll just fit our team very well.
"I'm really excited to have him involved and, more importantly, I think he'll fit in well with the community."