Terry Porter learned basketball at Wisconsin-Stevens Point where he received his degree in communications and eventually was given the Distinguished Alumnus Award. Porter’s career in the NBA began when the Trail Blazers took him in the first round (24th pick overall) of the 1985 NBA Draft. After a modest rookie campaign (7.1 ppg, 2.5 apg), Porter took over the team's starting point guard position, a slot he would hold for the better part of eight seasons. Porter was a fixture in Portland for a decade, setting several career records for the Trail Blazers as well as the NBA. He has also played in two All-Star Games, and won the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award for meritorious community service. After signing with Minnesota as a free agent in 1995 where he played for three seasons, Porter moved on to play for Miami and San Antonio, where he retired in 2001. Porter, his wife Suzie and their three children, Brianna, Franklin and Malcolm, now reside in the Portland area.