When Ella Clark posted her breakout performances against Albania and Montenegro, she could not have known that six months later she would have the inside track on Great Britain's crunch EuroBasket Women 2017 qualifier against Italy.
The forward's standout efforts in Manchester earlier this year played a major role in gaining a summer move from Spain to the highly rated Italian League, where she is now suiting up for the famous Umbertide.
Great Britain's prospects of advancing to EuroBasket Women 2017 hang in the balance as they head to Lucca on Saturday 19 November for what is a must-win game - but with someone in their camp who can add much to the scouting report.
"Playing in Italy is great, the club has a rich history in Italian basketball and it's something which is portrayed by the fans who are great," enthused Clark.
"I think the Italian and Spanish Leagues are very similar,. They are very competitive where no two teams are the same and it makes it interesting.
"Other than the earthquakes, I'm loving that I am playing and living in the heart of Italy.
"The majority of the Italian team is made up of Schio players, which obviously means they will have a lot of chemistry. We respect their roster as they've got some great players there like Laura Macchi who killed us in Manchester last November. Most of them also have a lot of experience in either EuroLeague or EuroCup Women, which is something we don't have.
"But having people like Temi [Fagbenle] back will give us a boost on both offence and defence. However, our biggest strength is how we play together. We're relentless and tough, no matter who we play and we just have to be ready for a fight as I know the Italians want that top group spot which they will get by beating us.
"And, with home court advantage and passionate fans, it will be a tough environment for us - but we just have to play the GB way."
She added, "We have such good memories from the last window and especially the Montenegro game. That comeback is something only we knew we were capable of, which makes it that bit sweeter."
Meanwhile having seen the Great Britain men and most notably her brother Dan qualify for EuroBasket 2017, it makes it even more of a carrot to try and complete a famous qualification double.
She concluded, "It was a great achievement and I know Dan and the men wanted it after missing out last time around, so I'm happy they achieved their goal.
"As for us, after such a rocky start during the first international period last November, it would be a great to defy the odds and now qualify."