MNE - Unfinished business
There appeared to be only one way for Montenegrin women's basketball to go, and that was up.
Then crucially, the national team blew a chance to compete at the 2012 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Women (OQTW) in Ankara, where it would have been among the favorites to reach the London Games.
Croatia beat them 73-59 and went to the OQTW, where they claimed one of the five spots on offer for the London Games.
Their women's team played at an Olympics for the first time.
Montenegro are determined to get it right in 2013, when they http://cms.fiba.com/cms/cms.aspcompete at the EuroBasket Women in France with the aim of reaching the 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women.
The 36-year-old averaged 13.4 points, 2.6 assists and 4.9 rebounds at the EuroBasket Women in Poland.
De Forge didn´t feature last summer in the Qualification Round, either.
Murphy, a 1.90m guard, played American college basketball at the University of Southern California and has been a WNBA player since 2007.
One of the headline names in the Montenegro preliminary squad is Iva Perovanovic, who led the team last summer in qualifying with averages of 15.6 points and 8.1 rebounds.
Preliminary squad: Jelena Skerovic, Snezana Aleksic, Bozica Mujovic, Jelena Culafic, Sanja Knezevic, Milica Milosev, Milica Jovanovic, Ana Baletic, Milka Bjelica, Eshaya Murphy, Jelena Dubljevic, Iva Perovanovic, Ana Turcinovic, Kristina Rakovic, Natasa Popovic and Marina Vucetic.