The newly formed National Basketball League of Canada says it could have eight teams for the upcoming season.
The league said Thursday another five teams are moving forward with plans to join up.
The pro league says it has received deposit cheques and letters of intent from Prince Edward Island and four Ontario cities —Barrie, Kingston, Oshawa and London.
They all met a Wednesday deadline for deposits.
The league says the five teams will all go through an approval process to establish the viability of each organization.
If approved, they would join the Halifax Rainmen, Saint John Mill Rats and Quebec Kebs for the inaugural season beginning in October.
An ownership meeting is scheduled for June 29 in Toronto to talk about operations and logistics for the 2011-12 season.