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68. Terry Porter
Terry Porter is one of the best NBA players ever to come from a Division II school.  He was so highly regarded form tiny Wisconsin-Stevens Point that he was invited to the 1984 Olympic trials where he almost made the team; but was in the final cut with Charles Barkley and John Stockton.  A solid career followed for Porter in the NBA primarily with the Portland Trail Blazers where he teamed with Clyde Drexler to form one of the best backcourts in the league for almost a decade.  He would make two Finals appearances but failed to earn a ring despite being one of the best shooting point guards ever.  Porter will be remembered for those great appearances in the Finals and a long career but is a long shot to get in.  Of course he was a long shot to even make the league too.



Should Terry Porter be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 48.5%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 36.8%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 5.9%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 8.8%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Tuesday, 01 January 2008
  • Position: Point Guard
  • Played For: Miami Heat, Minnesota Timberwolves, Portland Trail Blazers, San Antonio Spurs
  • College: Wisconsin-Stevens Point
  • Drafted: 1st Round, 24th Overall in 1985
  • Major Accolades and Awards: NBA All-Star (2) (1991 & 1993)
    J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award (1992-93)
    NBA Championships (None)
    NAIA First Team All-American (2) (1984 & 1985)
    WIAC Player of the Year (2) (1984 & 1985)
    NAIA Tournament MVP (1) (1984)
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: Assists (5) (1986-87, 1987-88, 1988-89, 1989-90 & 1990-91)
    Top Ten Finishes: Assists per Game (5) (1986-87, 1987-88, 1988-89 & 1989-90)
    Top Ten Finishes: Steals (1) (1986-87)
    Top Ten Finishes: Steals per Game (1) (1986-87)
    Top Ten Finishes: Free Throw Percentage (2) (1989-90 & 1993-94)
    Top Ten Finishes: 3-Point Field Goal Percentage (3) (1990-91 & 1992-93) 
    Top Ten Finishes: 2-Point Field Goal Percentage (1) (1990-91) 
    Top Ten Finishes: Effective Field Goal Percentage (1) (1990-91) 
    Top Ten Finishes: True Shooting Percentage (3) (1990-91, 1998-99 & 1999-00) 
    Top Ten Finishes: 3-Point Field Goals (3) (1990-91, 1991-92 & 1992-93)
    Top Ten Finishes: 3-Point Field Goal Attempts (3) (1990-91, 1991-92 & 1992-93)
    Top Ten Finishes: Minutes Played (1) (1988-89)
    Top Ten Finsihes: Minutes per Game (1) (1988-89)
    Top Ten Finishes: Win Shares (2) (1989-90 & 1990-91)
    Top Ten Finishes: Offensive Win Shares (1) (1990-91)
    Top Ten Finishes: Box Plus/Minus (2) (1989-90 & 1990-91)
    Top Ten Finishes: Offensive Box Plus/Minus (1) (1990-91)
    Top Ten Finishes: VORP (1) (1990-91)
    Top Ten Finishes: Offensive Rating (2) (1989-90 & 1990-91)
    Top Ten Finishes: Assist Percentage (3) (1986-87, 1987-88 & 1989-90)
  • Notable All-time Rankings: 17.  Assists: 7,160
    32.  Games Played: 1,274
    38.  Steals: 1,583
    47.  VORP: 43.3
    54.  Assist Percentage: 25.0
    55.  Offensive Rating: 115.4
    56.  Offensive Win Shares: 71.9
    61.  3-Point Field Goals: 1,297
    64.  Win Shares: 110.4
    76.  Minutes Played: 35,354
    77.  3-Point Field Goal Attempts: 3,360
    79.  Steals per Game: 5.6
    79.  Box Plus/Minus: 2.9
    82.  Offensive Box Plus/Minus: 2.4
    85.  True Shooting Percentage: .576
    98.  3-Point Field Goal Percentage: .386

Should Terry Porter be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 48.5%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 36.8%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 5.9%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 8.8%

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