The New Zealand Breakers have signed the Australian veteran Rhys Carter for the upcoming Australian National Basketball League season.
The 30-year-old combo guard has played in Europe and the ANBL, most recently for the Adelaide 36ers.
Breakers coach Dean Vickerman says Carter will initially serve as a back-up for both guard positions and expects him to provide some x-factor off the bench.
He says he could eventually develop into a starter and put pressure on others in the squad.
Vickerman still has one spot to fill on the roster and says he's looking for an import big man to complement and challenge Alex Pledger in the centre position.
Pledger struggled with injuries last season and is set to miss the World Cup with a foot injury
Carter's signing brings to nine the full-time players currently on the roster, joining Cedric Jackson, Corey Webster, Tom Abercrombie, Reuben Te Rangi, Mika Vukona, Duane Bailey, Tai Wesley and Alex Pledger with development players yet to be determined.