Every professional athlete dreams of being able to represent his or her country at one time or another during the playing careers. While many never get the chance to be selected, others have the honor of wearing their countries name on their chest and representing them.
For the Orlando Magic's Aaron Gordon, this summer will give him a chance to once again play for the United States.
On Tuesday, Gordon, along with 24 other current or soon-to-be NBA players, were named to the USA Select team. While the select team doesn't get automatic spots on the team, it opens up the possibility for players to earn their way on, as well as get their foot in the door for future years.
Previously, the high flying forward played for the U16 National Team that won gold in the 2011 World Championships, and the U19 team that won gold in the 2013 World Championship.
Getting time with the National Team, and coach Gregg Popovich, will be important for Gordon as he enters the biggest offseason of his young career.
After showing signs of breaking out last season, Gordon needs to take a big step forward if the Magic hope to make large strides in Frank Vogel's first year as coach.
USA Mini Camp will run July 18th-21st in Los Vegas.