American import Roy Booker landed in Melbourne this morning and by mid-afternoon was putting up some shots at the Minerdome.
He must wait until tomorrow evening to meet Miners coach David Flint and the bulk of his teammates.
The Miners will put Booker straight to the test in a practice match session against Melton's Big V squad.
Booker brings extensive international experience to the Minerdome.
The Missouri-native has play club basketball in Turkey, the Netherlands, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia, Cyprus, Syria, Austria, Israel and France.
He says it will be nice to play in an English-speaking country like Australia.
"I'm just glad to be here," Booker said.
"The hardest part is over (getting out here), and now it's just the easy part of playing basketball.
"It's about three weeks to the (South East Australian Basketball League) season opener and that time should be good enough to settle in to the team."
Booker, recruited for his scoring prowess, arrives a week after fellow American Ken Horton joined the Miners.