To Russia with love (of game)

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She must first fly to Washington, before boarding an airplane destined for Moscow. Eleven hours later, Katie Douglas will travel southwest by train for an estimated eight hours until arriving at the Russian city of Kursk.

The Indiana Fever guard will recognize most of the faces she sees upon entering the arena for her first practice. Some from her extensive experience playing abroad, others based on 12 seasons making the rounds as one of the WNBA’s most visible talents. Some from both.

This should answer any questions about whether Douglas’ passion for basketball is beginning to wane as she approaches her mid-30s.

It’s not. The 6-foot-1 former Perry Meridian and Purdue University standout looks great, feels great and hopes to play great for Dynamo Kursk as it winds down its regular-season schedule in the Russian Premier League.

How Douglas got to this point is a path with numerous turns.

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