Will Perdue is an analyst for NCAA Basketball and the NCAA Tournament on Westwood One Sports.
A four-time NBA champion and star collegiate athlete, Perdue continues to contribute to the success of emerging NBA stars through his work in player development and as a radio and television analyst.
Perdue graduated from Vanderbilt University (Nashville, Tennessee) in 1988 following an outstanding collegiate career with the Commodores. Playing for coach C.M. Newton, Perdue led the Commodores to the Sweet 16 before falling to eventual national champion Kansas in the NCAA Tournament. The third-team All-America selection and Southeastern Conference Athlete of the Year averaged 17 points and 10 rebounds per game during his senior season with Vanderbilt.
Following his collegiate career, Perdue began a 13-year career in the NBA after being drafted with the 11th overall pick in the 1988 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls.
During his lengthy professional career, Perdue played for the Chicago Bulls (1989-1995, 2000), San Antonio Spurs (1996-1999) and Portland Trailblazers (2001) before his 2001 retirement.
Perdue played alongside such greats as Hall of Fame members Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen and David Robinson and future Hall of Famer Tim Duncan.
Playing for coaches Phil Jackson (Bulls) and Greg Popovich (Spurs), Perdue was a member of four NBA championship teams. He won titles with the Bulls in 1991, 1992 and 1993 while claiming a title with the Spurs in 1999. His championship run with the Bulls was historic as the team is one of just three organizations in league history to win three titles or more in consecutive seasons in their history.
After retiring from the league, Perdue has been active in the NBA and collegiate athletics in various capacities.
Working for agent Arn Tellem of Wasserman Media Group, Perdue has worked to prepare college players for the NBA Draft. During that time, Perdue has mentored such lottery picks as Chris Kaman (Los Angeles Clippers), LaMarcus Aldridge (Portland Trailblazers), Brook Lopez (New Jersey Nets) and Robin Lopez (Phoenix Suns).
In addition to his work for Westwood One, Perdue also serves as a color analyst for ESPN. He can be seen on the networks coverage of college basketball’s Southeastern Conference and heard on the network’s radio coverage of the NBA.
Will Perdue's Posts
ST. LOUIS – Bronson Koenig’s three-pointer at the buzzer gave Wisconsin a 66-63 win over Xavier in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday night. The Badgers are headed to the Sweet 16 for the…Read More »
ST. LOUIS, MO – Tenth-seeded Syracuse extended the hot run of Atlantic Coast Conference schools to 12-1 in the first week of the NCAA Tournament, as the Orange pulled away in the second half to beat fifteenth-seeded Middle Tennessee State 75-50 and punched their ticket to the Sweet 16 for the first time since…Read More »
ST. LOUIS – At least one double-digit seed will reach the NCAA Regional in Chicago next week, as No. 10 Syracuse meets No. 15 Middle Tennessee State in a second-round game Sunday at 6:10 p.m. ET. But who will advance to the regional site in Philadelphia next week? Closing the…Read More »
ST. LOUIS, MO – The final score might tell a different story, but there was nothing easy about second-seeded Xavier’s 71-53 victory over fifteenth-seeded Weber State. The Minutemen took advantage of a short-handed Wildcat squad, as the the Big Sky Champions played most of the game without their starting point…Read More »
ST. LOUIS, MO – In a game that neither team will want to watch on tape ever again, the No. 7-seeded Wisconsin Badgers did just enough to beat the tenth-seeded Pitt Panthers 47-43 and advance to the Second Round. Ethan Happ led all scorers with 15 for the Badgers in…Read More »
ST. LOUIS, MO – Fifteenth-seed Middle Tennessee State never trailed on their way to a shocking 90-81 First round upset over second-seeded Michigan State. The Blue Raiders–winners of the Conference USA Tournament–were spurred by all five starter scoring in double figures, including 21 points from Reggie Upshaw and another 19 from…Read More »
ST. LOUIS – Freshman Malachi Richardson scored 21 points, and Tyler Roberson added 10 points and 18 rebounds to lead Syracuse to a 70-51 first-round win over Dayton. The Orange commanded a 48-28 rebounding edge to upset the No. 7-seed Flyers. Richardson led five double-figure scorers for Syracuse and Roberson…Read More »
ST. LOUIS – Michigan State and Xavier highlight Friday’s NCAA Tournament schedule in St. Louis, carrying the flags of the Big Ten and Big East conferences against No. 15 seeds Middle Tennessee State and Weber State. Action begins at 12:15 p.m. ET when No. 7-seed Dayton meets No. 10-seed Syracuse.…Read More »