Douglas Excited About All Star Appearance

By David Broome, PA Sport

TEO Vilnius guard Katie Douglas has earned deserved recognition for her achievements in Europe by being named in the EuroLeague Women All Star team this month and she's thrilled to bits.

The American is in her third campaign with TEO, during which time she has helped them to back-to-back Lithuanian LMKL titles and also successive EuroLeague Final Four appearances.

And the club is on course to repeat both of those achievements for a third season.

Katie Douglas (TEO Vilnius)
Katie Douglas is averaging 14.5 ppg.
They are undefeated at the top of the league, three points clear of second-placed Arvi, and after a pair of wins over Halcon Avenida in the last 16, Douglas and Co have a great chance of progressing in Europe.

Douglas scored 25 points over the course of that best-of-three showdown and her place in the 'Rest of the World' side is a testament to the 27-year-old's impact.

Now she has been recognised for her successes by being named in the EuroLeague All Star Rest of the World team.

Douglas told PA Sport: "It's a great honour to be part of the All-Star team and I'm excited to be a part of Europe's elite."

The 27-year-old will return to the US at the end of the season but before that she wants to continue TEO's respectable record in the Euroleague by beating French side Bourges.

She added: "This is my third year with TEO Vilnius and in the last two years, we have made it to the last four of the competition.

"I'm hoping we can continue that and not only make the Final Four, but also make a lot of noise when we get there.

"I'm absolutely enjoying my time here - it's a change of pace from the WNBA and I get to work on my individual game.

"It's hard to compare European basketball with the WNBA, they are two different styles of play so it's like comparing apples and oranges."

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