The Canberra Capitals have launched a three-on-three tournament to capitalise on a massive swell of support as they prepare to recruit players for a back to back title bid.
The Capitals hope to generate a bigger fan base and corporate backing at a one-day tournament on October 4.
Business will have the chance to enter the competition and buy Capitals players for their teams before the start of the WNBL campaign.
The Capitals won their eighth WNBL title earlier this year when they beat the Adelaide Lightning in a tense grand final series.
"We went big in every possible way [last season]. We won the championship and saw some improvements in our business," said general manager Lucille Bailie.
Coach Paul Goriss added: "This is something new and exciting for what we want to do moving forward."
Capitals have targeted an international point guard to join their roster and hope to know within 48 hours if she will move to the WNBL.
Capitals coach Paul Goriss is working to add two recruits to his squad in the coming weeks as preparations for a back to back title bid heats up.
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Adding a star point guard has been one of the team's main priorities after losing Leilani Mitchell and Kelly Wilson from the championship-winning side.
Some of the key pieces of the puzzle are already in place, with Marianna Tolo, Kelsey Griffin and Kia Nurse to form an all-star trio again.
Tolo has a niggling foot injury which will keep her away from an Australian Opals camp next month, while league and grand final most valuable player Griffin is recovering from a broken plate in her foot.
"We're talking to an import point guard right now and hopefully we have an answer in the next 48 hours," Goriss said.
"If it's no, we'll keep searching. If it's yes, it will be the player we've wanted all along.
"The rest is still going. It's about getting the right pieces and the right people we want playing here."
The Capitals will have some new faces in their squad for next season, but Goriss and Tolo are tipping two returning players to take on more responsibility after tasting international success.
Maddison Rocci and Keely Froling were apart of the Australian side which won gold at the University Games in Napoli.
Rocci has big shoes to fill to help replace Mitchell and Wilson, while Froling has shown she can handle the international stage after also playing for Australia in three on three tournaments.
"[Froling] is ready to step up and I hope for her in the future she gets to make the next step into the Opals at some stage," Tolo said.
"She's getting the exposure at three on three and the University Games, hopefully she achieves some great things.
"I played at three [University Games], it's such a fun time. Keely and Maddi looked like they did really well and for them to get the gold medal is so exciting."
The Australian side, made up of emerging Opals, beat a United States college team 80-72 in the final on Thursday.
It completed back to back gold medals for Froling, who was also part of the 2017-winning side with former Capitals Abbey Wehrung and Lauren Scherf.
"Maddy had huge improvement from her rookie season to last year and she'll keep improving," Goriss said.
"Keely was one of our best players in the finals series and those two have huge potential to play more minutes. They're going from strength to strength."