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Basketball - 18. June 2010.

GRE – Douglas may suit up for Greece this summer


VALENCIA (2010 FIBA World Championship for Women) - Greece are likely to have more offensive firepower this summer when they play at the FIBA World Championship for Women for the first time.
 
EuroLeague Women veteran Katie Douglas is in the process of getting her Greek citizenship.
 
Douglas, an American, once played professionally in the country and is married to a Greek, who happens to be her agent.
 
Currently playing for Indiana in the WNBA, the 31-year-old Douglas has enjoyed a long, successful career in Europe.
 
Spanish giants Ros Casares announced on Tuesday they had signed Douglas and also confirmed she was close to becoming a Greek.
 
In addition to playing in Greece, she has had spells in Lithuania, Spain, Russia and Turkey.
 
Next season will be her second stint with Ros Casares after playing for the club in 2007-08.
 
Greece were already set to add American-born Stephanie Murphy to their squad.
 
Murphy, whose mother is Greek, is a 1.92m power forward/center at Boston College in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
 
She averaged 27.4 minutes, 11.7 points and 6.4 rebounds and earned honorable mention all-ACC last season for the Eagles.
 
Greece will play in Group B at the FIBA World Championship for Women against France, the United States and Senegal.
 
Those Preliminary Round games will be in Ostrava, the Czech Republic.
 
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