Illawarra basketballer Danijela Milisic will rekindle hostilities with a couple of old rivals when she lines up for the national under-17 team in this month's Oceania series with New Zealand.
Australia are favoured to beat the Kiwis in the three-game series in Melbourne and book a place at next year's World Championships in Slovakia.
But the Aussies are taking nothing for granted.
While Milisic expects to see some familiar faces among the opposition, she won't be in the mood for a catch-up chat.
"I know a couple of them from when I played against them in past Australian junior championships, and I got a good feel of what they can do and how they play," the Figtree High Year 10 student said.
"I don't really get along with them so I'm looking forward to playing against them."
Milisic has been training regularly with the national side since her selection last October.
Standing 193cm with a 202cm arm span, she has shot up three centimetres in nine months.
"I grow pretty quick," the 15-year-old said.
Despite having played basketball for less than five years, Milisic has had a rapid rise to the national ranks.
She was the Australian starting centre in recent trials against the AIS and is likely to retain that role for the Oceania series.
"I'm just looking forward to it. I can't wait to get down there," Milisic said.
"I started at centre against the AIS girls and I was stoked with that. I was happy with the way I played and hopefully I remain in that position."
Milisic knows she can't afford to take any short cuts if she wants to make it to the very top in her sport.
"I just take each step at a time and try not to look too far ahead," she said.
"Right now it's all about qualifying. If we qualify, I'll start preparing and working hard to get ready for the worlds.
"I'm getting good feedback. Coaches have watched me for 12 months and said I've improved a lot," she said.
"I just have to make sure I keep it up."