American Samoa is confident that its boys and girls Under 19 teams will do well at next week's Oceania Basketball Championships in Fiji.
The treasurer of the American Samoa Basketball Association, and coach, Diehl Langkilde, says the the local teams have been training hard.
"They've been training for like six months [and] they look really solid I have to say. Chemistry is there, training is there [and] the fitness has been put it. I'm really confident about this team that is travelling to Fiji".
The overall winner will qualify for next year's U19 World Championships in Greece.