Now Porter is working to extend the range of his jumper and lifting weights to make his body even stronger. As co-captain of a team whose tallest player is 6'7", he has become a more vocal leader. "Terry really doesn't have to say much," says Janse. "He makes us all play harder just by his example."
Porter's style is so familiar to his teammates that any departures from form stand out. "His first day back from the trials," says Brad Soderberg, a Pointer graduate assistant, "he sort of strutted into the gym and said, straight-faced, 'The Star is here. Give me the ball.' There was a pause, and then we started laughing. We couldn't stop."