Kaity Douglas Diary:Ch. 2

Connecticut Sun guard Katie Douglas is playing for S.U. Glyfada Esperides Kyklos, based in Athens, Greece. One of five Sun players competing overseas, Katie will be writing occasional diary entries about her experiences.

Douglas Douglas
Hello to all from Athens, Greece. Things here have been very busy. I had a friend in a week ago to visit and we did lots of sightseeing throughout Athens. For the first time since my two year stint here began, I went to the Acropolis, but hired a tour guide to explain to us what exactly we were looking at. I think this time around I learned much more than the previous self-instructed tour.

As for the on-court life and my basketball ventures, things have been up and down. Our team is doing well in the FIBA competition as we are now 4-0 with two games remaining in the first round. We have already clinched the qualification round for the sixteen best teams. We leave tomorrow to go to Turkey. This will be an interesting trip because we fly to a Greek island, which will be a first for me, and then take a boat over to Turkey.

In the Greek league, we have been inconsistent. Currently we are second in the league with a record of 4-2. On Sunday, our coach resigned and the team has hired my coach from last year's team. Hopefully, we can move in a positive direction in both competitions and be more consistent.

Other than that, I am busy taking Greek lessons twice a week in order to be able to communicate better with the people here. It is quite an experience learning another language. Especially Greek, which is extremely complicated. I am hoping that by the time I return to Connecticut, I will be more competent in at least speaking the language.

Well, that is all for now. I have to go get ready to leave the country for the week.