A youngster from Guam enjoying a record season in the United States is hoping to inspire her country's basketball team to glory at this year's Pacific Games in Samoa.
Destiny Castro has been making an impact in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Pacific West Conference with her record-breaking performances.
The 21-year-old from Talofofo, a village in Guam, is the fastest player to reach 1,000 points in the history of the Chaminade Silverswords' basketball programme.
Castro will take a break in July from her studies at the Chaminade University of Honolulu to represent her country at Samoa 2019.
"I'm excited to go and showcase Guam's talent and represent the people of Guam and the islands," Castro said.
"I was around 14, 15 when I started playing for the national team."
Women's basketball has been part of the programme of the Pacific Games - and its forerunner, the South Pacific Games - since Nouméa in 1966.
Guam have only ever won one medal - a bronze in 1999 when the Games were staged in their home country, although the men won the gold medal in Papua New Guinea four years ago.
Guam's women will be part of an eight-team tournament, due to take place between July 8 and 16, including hosts Samoa, defending champions Fiji, the 2015 bronze medallists Tahiti, Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia, the Cook Islands and Australia, the 2006 World Cup champions and five-time Olympic medallists, who have been given a wildcard entry.
"I've played in the past two Micronesian Games and also the South Pacific Games last 2015 in Papua New Guinea," Castro said.
"The competition is good and very physical and we are definitely stronger this time and we look forward to competing again."