Gortat is ‘The Man' in Polish basketball, undeniably the best player in his nation's history. In the past two years in the NBA he established himself as a reliable contributor on the court, playing with passion day-by-day, improving his skills even after reaching 30. He was instrumental in getting the Washington Wizards to the Eastern Conference semi-finals twice in two years. He also earned and signed his dream five-year contract with the Wizards, setting him up financially for the long-term. He is known in Poland as a charitable person, organising summer basketball camps for children to further popularise the game. But until now, there is one elusive goal for Gortat - lead the national team back to the top of European basketball. In 2009 in Poland, the host team finished 9th with him as the leader, but it was not exactly the final placing that the player and fans dreamed of. He missed the 2007 and 2011editions of EuroBasket and his - as well as his nation's - showing in 2013 was unimpressive. Poland finished last in Group C with only one win, their star center only contributing 10.4 points per game on 49% field-goal shooting and 46% free-throws. Prior to the 2015 campaign, Gortat announced it could be his last because his body is no longer able to withstand 100 games in the NBA and 20 more in the national team year-by-year. So expect nothing less than Gortat to give it his all in what could be his final national team showing.