When the defending EuroBasket Women champions touch down on French soil next month, nobody in the Russian delegation is likely to have a bigger smile on their face than Ilona Korstin.
An already threadbare Latvian frontcourt has been left decimated after it was revealed Sabine Niedola will be out of action for six months with a torn ACL.
When the sharp-shooting Nevena Jovanovic finally pulled a senior Serbian national team vest over her head last summer, it marked the start of what has been a highly productive and memorable 12 months.
Veteran guard Anna De Forge will pull on the vest of Montenegro once again, two years after last playing for her adopted nation at their historical first major tournament appearance in Poland.
A number of rising Turkish stars have been given a promotion to the senior set-up after head coach Ceyhun Yildizoglu welcomed a new generation to his initial roster for EuroBasket Women 2013.