Kamile Nacickaite is heading into her first major tournament with Lithuania's senior national team. The small forward from Siauliai who last season played for C.U.S. Chieti in Italy, is part of a young but hungry squad who enjoy their time on and off the court.
Kamile will regularly feature on FIBAEurope.com to gossip about her experiences at EuroBasket Women 2013 in France and the road that led her there. You can follow her on twitter (@SpecialK23_) and youtoube (www.youtube.com/kammile11)
Our preparation period for the European Championship is close to an end. We recently came back from a tournament in Lyon, France. It was a tough competition with teams like Russia, Belarus and the hosts France in it.
We didn't play well together and lost all of the three games. But I think it was a great experience for us, because playing against one of the best teams in Europe to prepare ourselves for the European championship is priceless.
This year we have a very young team, with only few experienced players. We are extremely close and our team chemistry is amazing. So sticking together as a team and playing for each other is going to be the key for us in order to have a successful run in the European championship.
Our next and last stop is the "KG Group" cup tournament that we are hosting in Panevezys. We are going to play against China, Sweden and Japan. It is our last chance to prove ourselves before the European championship.