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Terry Porter: Evaluating A Recruit's Parents

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Terry Porter (@terryporter30) is the Head Men's Basketball Coach at the University of Portland. Porter also played in the NBA, primarily for the Portland Trailblazers. He played ten seasons with two All-Star Game appearances for Portland, spending 17 total years in the NBA as a player. Following his retirement as a player in 2002, he began coaching in the league and has twice been a head coach, first with his hometown Milwaukee Bucks, and then with the Phoenix Suns up until February 16, 2009.

In this clip, Coach Porter explains how essential it is to evaluate the players home life during the recruiting process. If a coach can understand the players life at home with their parents, it helps them build what the player is like on and off the field of play. The players home life also helps a coach evaluate the player as a whole student-athlete, rather than just an athlete.