CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- Two local high school basketball stars could soon wear the stars and stripes as St. Anne's-Belfield duo Kymora Johnson and Carter Lang prepare to compete at Team USA Basketball trials this week.

"It's amazing, I literally can't wait to get out there and be around the best people," Johnson said, "The best people in my class, classes below me, the best people in the country and to be able to represent my country would be amazing."

Johnson will compete this week at the Team USA U17 Trials in Colorado Springs along with 40 of the best players in the country for 12 roster spots starting on May 26. Meanwhile, Lang will head to Houston for the Team USA U18 Trials with a group of 27 players vying for a spot on the 12-man roster.

"Proud to represent," Lang said, "I love the community that I'm in and there's a lot of great people here, so it's great to represent also just the basketball community in Charlottesville and Central Virginia, I feel like it goes a little unnoticed."

Both players are coming off their first season back on the court after their sophomore seasons were wiped out by COVID-19. Lang ended the season earning firs team All-State honors in the VISAA Division I. Johnson led the Saints to the VISAA DI State Title game this past season and capped the year off by being named the Gatorade Virginia State Player of the Year.

"This year, especially my high school season and receiving all these accolades, it's like the stairs to get me to the top," Johnson said.

Coming off productive junior seasons, the recruiting trail has also started to heat up for the STAB duo, with both rated as four-star prospects.

Johnson, currently ranked No. 30 in the nation by HoopGurlz for the Class of 2023, currently holds offers from Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, and Mississippi State among others. The rising senior guard hopes to release a short list over the summer before committing at the beginning of the school year.

Lang has also added quite a few offers recently as the No. 112 ranked prospect in the Class of 2023, according to 247 Sports. The 6'10" big man is currently looking at offers from Virginia Tech, Illinois, Texas A&M among a host of others with plans to commit in the fall before the season. With their college futures coming into focus now, Lang and Johnson hope to use this summer and the opportunity with Team USA as a spring board.

"I think it's really going to set up this season, hopefully I can have a really big summer," Lang said, "I think it's going to bring a lot of momentum for me personally, but also hopefully it also spreads to the team."

The 12-man rosters for both teams will be decided by June 1-2. If Lang makes the cut, he will travel with Team USA to the 2022 FIBA U18 Americas Championship in Tijuana, Mexico  from June 6-12. Johnson hopes to be on the plane with Team USA when they leave in July for the 2022 FIBA Women’s U17 World Cup in Debrecen, Hungary from July 9-17.

"I'm going for it, I'm going to give everything I got," Johnson said, "Leave everything I got in Colorado, I have nothing to lose."