The pieces are falling into place for JaVale McGee, and there's an outside chance it could result in a new stamp on his passport.

The third-year Wizards center turned in another successful performance in the Las Vegas Summer League this month, and he parlayed his 19.5 points and 9.3 rebounds over four games into an invitation to the USA men's national team training camp.

McGee did the same thing last summer -- earning a call up to the USA team minicamp -- but this time around, because of a number of Olympic team members (Chris Bosh, Dwight Howard, Carlos Boozer) declining to play, injuries (David Lee, Robin Lopez) and contract snafus (Amar'e Stoudemire), McGee could receive legitimate consideration for next month's world championships in Turkey.

OK, he's really a long shot to make the final cut. Tyson Chandler and Brook Lopez are ahead of him at center, and Lamar Odom, Kevin Love and Jeff Green -- not to mention Kevin Durant -- offer more at power forward.

But the opportunity for McGee to work alongside some of the country's elite players can't be overstated. He will get a glimpse of his potential and a nudge toward understanding the work ethic required of him.

The trick for him will be remembering this part of his trip to Nevada, not living off his spectacular dunks in summer league.

- Craig Stouffer