Check out dunk contest participant Aaron Gordon's best dunks

BY foxsports • February 5, 2016

When Aaron Gordon game into the NBA last season, he was already a high-flyer. Now, he's just getting the chance to show off his leaping ability on a national stage.

The 20-year-old member of the Magic, who's capable of creating some magic on his own, has inspired comparisons to Blake Griffin in the past because of all the different ways he can throw down. Now, Gordon will compete in the Slam Dunk Contest, to be held Saturday Feb. 13 in Toronto over All-Star Weekend. Here's why the NBA chose him:

Gordon is averaging 7.7 points per game off the Orlando bench. The fourth-overall pick in the 2014 draft is known best, for now, for his defense. His up-and-down ability should be taking over the national stage in about a week, though.