Basketball recruiting comes in many forms — phone calls, letters, text messages, emails — but not usually from the podium of the Democratic National Convention.
Oregon State men's basketball coach Craig Robinson, the brother of first lady Michelle Obama, used a convention speech along with President Barack Obama's sister, Maya Soetoro-ng, to put in a plug for the Beavers, who finished 21-15 last year.
Said Robinson: "Any seven-footers out there, gimme a call!"
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