MADRID SPAIN - AUGUST 22: Andre Iguodala (L) of the USA drives past Rudy Fernandez of Spain during a friendly basketball game between Spain and the USA at La Caja Magica on August 22 2010 in Madrid Spain. (Photo by Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)
He was named as one of the final three players to make the team, according to reports from this afternoon, and he joins a host of current and former Arizona athletes -- Greg Hansen covered the long list of swimmers and track and field athletes headed to London this past week -- who will represent UA and the country.
The Philadelphia 76ers forward, who was a starter on Team USA's gold medal team at the FIBA World Championships last year, fills a valuable specialty position on a team full of NBA stars.
With his versatile skill set and athleticism on line with the best basketball players in the world, Iguodala will be the guy tasked with locking down opposing perimeter players. And on a team with the names like LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Kobe Bryant, having a guy that can affect the game without scoring complements the roster-makeup.
Furthermore, Iguodala fits because of his rebounding ability and length. Because of injury, Team USA won't have the imposing interior presence had Andrew Bynum, Dwight Howard or Anthony Davis been on the roster.
The team's lone center is Tyson Chandler, and the more ability to pressure the ball on the perimeter, the less the lack of size will matter for the Red, White and Blue. Plus, Iguodala's rebounding will help make up for the lack of true centers.