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Demaree: Michael Porter displays toughness

Porter displays improved handle

Michael Porter definitely possesses traits that Billy Gillispie likes to see in his players. Toughness. Porter, a former Division 1A football recruit, has always been physically tough. This season he is developing mental toughness as well.

There were times over the last two seasons of the Tubby Smith regime that he complained about the lack of toughness of his teams. Perhaps it was a personnel problem; perhaps it was a preparation. As enigmatic as Billy Gillispie appears to be one thing is crystal clear, he wants his teams both mentally and physically tough. The epitome of that toughness is one Michael Porter. Throughout this...

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