There won't be many players as excited as Jelena Skerovic when next year's EuroBasket Women tips off.
Skerovic will wear the Montenegro shirt when the tournament is held in Poland.
Her national team qualified for the event for the first time in their history last summer.
"It's a huge success for my career," Skerovic said to Basketball World News.
"With the national team, we have a chance to show our game and our possibilities in the European Championship.
"In three years, we've gone from the B division to the A division and showed we can play basketball.
"I think we're going to be good.
"People are going to start looking at us.
"It makes me very proud, to be Montenegrin and to be a part of the national team."
Skerovic, a 1.77m guard, turns 30 two days before Christmas.
She is right now competing for Frisco Sika Brno in the Czech top flight and the EuroLeague Women.
Brno will take on Gorzow in Poland this week in Europe's elite club competition.