Houston Rockets’ shooting guard and former Sixth Man of the Year Eric Gordon is reportedly participating in Team USA’s basketball minicamp next week in Las Vegas, according to Kelly Iko of RocketsWire:
Houston Rockets shooting guard and sixth man Eric Gordon will be in Las Vegas for Team USA’s minicamp next week, according to a person familiar with Gordon’s decision.
The 2017 Sixth Man of the Year will join up with other invitees from July 25-27, with practices held 12-2 p.m. on July 26 and 27 at UNLV’s Mendenhall Center. The person requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly about the situation.
Gordon is among members of the initial 35-player pool, and will compete for one of the 12 spots for the next two international tournaments—the 2019 FIBA World Cup in China and the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
Gordon is one of three Rockets in the 35-player pool, as he was invited along with All-Star teammates Chris Paul and reigning Most Valuable Player James Harden, who will be competing with the 29-year-old to make the 12-man roster.
Gordon formerly played for Team USA during the 2010 FIBA World Championship in Turkey, averaging 8.9 points per contest.